Do you want to add value to your home by remodeling your kitchen and bathrooms? Both require a healthy-sized budget and a lot of dedication on your part. What if instead of tackling these projects one at a time, you do them both simultaneously?
If you’re raising an eyebrow to the idea right now, here are some benefits of simultaneous kitchen and bathroom remodeling:
1. Saving money
A home renovation project requires labor, supplies, and transportation costs, among other expenses. If you do both a kitchen renovation and a bathroom renovation at the same time, you have the potential to save money. For example, if you buy high-quality timber weatherboards for your kitchen floors in Melbourne or any other place, you can save on transportation costs by ordering bathroom tiles from the same supplier (and getting a discount for bulk orders).
Moreover, contractors might charge you a smaller fee for both projects if you have them done simultaneously since their savings on labor and transportation can be passed onto you.
2. Less time
Let’s look at this situation: each project requires at least two weeks to finish. If you do one project first before doing the other, you’re stretching the renovation time to four weeks or more. That means you have to deal with the disadvantages of having construction done in your home (noise, lack of privacy, no access to the kitchen or bathroom, etc.) for a longer time.
While doing both a kitchen and a bathroom project at the same time may be overwhelming, it will take much less total project time if you do both simultaneously. Furthermore, if you have to move out of your house for the duration of the project, you won’t have to stay somewhere else for a longer time (which can mean fewer hotel expenses, too).
3. Cohesive design
If a kitchen and bathroom renovation is done at the same time, it is easier for you and your contractor to create harmony between these rooms. And since saving money involves purchasing from the same suppliers for both projects, you will likely have the same types of material for both places.
Tips for remodeling your kitchen and bathroom simultaneously:
If you’re finally convinced of the benefits of doing a dual kitchen+bathroom remodel, here are some tips that you need to remember when planning the project:
1. Shop for contractors. Consider at least three contractors for your project. Ask around for the best rates for both projects and choose a company that can offer you a great deal.
2. Buy from the same suppliers. As much as possible, buy all the materials needed from the same suppliers. Doing this will help you get better discounts and save on transportation costs.
3. Create a mood board. Make a mood board that you can use to explain your desired results to the designer and contractor.
Doing a bathroom and kitchen remodel at the same time will require a bigger budget at once and have you lose access to both rooms, but the benefits mentioned above definitely outweigh the cons. After all, if you’re doing both projects anyway, why make it drag on for a longer time?