Building or renovating your kitchen or bathroom comes with a lot of decision making, but the right decisions can get you about 66 percent or 62 percent return on investment (ROI) respectively. These two areas are the two most expensive areas to renovate and can cost anywhere from about $10,000 to about $16,000, for an average bathroom, and around $20,000 for a kitchen, depending on the extent of the work being done. It is therefore important that when you go to a plumbing showroom, such as Aurora Plumbing and Electric Supply, Inc, that you do not go crazy and spend more than you can afford.
So if you are considering renovations or are in the process of renovating, here are some tips to consider so that you can manage your budget and keep down your costs.
Trendy can be costly
Trends come and go and nowhere can that be more obvious than in a renovation that may be expected to last for at least 11 to 20 years. If you can recall trends like the pink wall tile craze of the 1950's or the matching colored sink and toilet phase of the 1970's then you might see how going with current trends might not be so cute. Instead of going full out with trendy and possibly expensive materials and fixtures, you could consider using the same idea as accent points in your design.
In the trends of today, you might also come across cool-looking, custom features that appeal to you but can end up costing you more in time and hassle in years to come when they need to be replaced. Getting them could cost you extra, later on, if you can even find a company that still makes them.
Before taking on the additional high-tech features that are available for bathrooms and kitchens in a modern showroom, focus on getting your basics first. Items such as tiling, plumbing, lighting and storage should take precedence in your budget before anything else. It can also be more practical to consider investing in energy saving items that can save you money on your utility bills such as high-efficiency toilets and shower mixers.
Keep in mind too that functionality for you and your family should take top priority. Consider how well the items you get will feature in your home over the long term especially if you have children or elderly persons living with you. Resale appeal should also be considered when making decisions in the showroom.