Many people are willing to spend money on remodeling—according to Houzz.com, 34% of homeowners want a living space that fits their lifestyle and character. After all, a remodel is also an excellent opportunity to take advantage of modern advancements in materials and technology. This is why you need to know how to spend your money where it would maximize the improvement you want, and you do this (mostly) by hitting two birds with one stone. In other words, if you can hit two or more projects at the same time, that would save you both time and money.
As kitchens are one of the most common areas to be renovated in the home, remodelers often point to two other home improvement projects that you can do together.
This area in your home stirs feelings of relaxation. Time, however, can take a toll on its functionality and visual appeal. Broken tiles, leaky faucets, and chipping paint are among the many problems it faces.
Home remodelers often upgrade the kitchen and the bathroom in one go to save time. Kitchens and bathrooms are two of the busiest areas of the home, so giving them a facelift unifies their layout and utility. The result is a more seamless design that can free up space, and thus better flow and efficiency.
When you’re remodeling these two spaces, you can focus on features like smart storage, open bathroom vanities, and energy-efficient lighting. Planning to incorporate them for two areas on your home at the same time can make it easier for you. If you want a more consistent theme across these two areas, choose similar fixtures.
Installing new windows will not only improve your home’s curb appeal, but it can also upgrade energy efficiency. Modern manufacturing techniques allow the manufacturing of units that minimize utility costs by using glazing that cuts back on heat transfer without sacrificing the amount and quality of natural lighting. Newer windows also use cutting-edge window frames for better insulation so you won’t have to rely on artificial heating or cooling that much.
Kitchens, like bathrooms, need ample ventilation so the humidity won’t cause a problem with your interior fixtures. New windows can solve this problem, especially if you haven’t replaced your windows for a decade. Inspect your windows and look at their condition. Do you see cracks on the glass or frame? Is the paint flaking off? Do you see condensation between the panes of the glass? While some window issues need a touch-up, some problems, like bent, leaking, or bowed window panes, need replacement. They’re not only a hazard but also a threat to your overall energy efficiency.
Decrepit windows are also an unwelcome sight. When you’re trying to sell your home, windows are one of the first things buyers look at, and ugly ones will only bring down the value of the property. By replacing your windows along with remodeling your kitchen, you make a design motif uniform throughout, which makes it easy on the eyes. Kitchen windows, such as above the sink, are also natural focal points.
Remodeling is no cheap endeavor. This is why if you can save at least time and effort in it, do so by doing it with other home improvement projects.