12/13/2018

Remodeling Your Bathroom and Kitchen? Consider These Common Mistakes


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If you are no longer feeling happy in your kitchen and your bathroom, you will not feel good about your home overall. These are the areas every family member regularly uses, and you want them to be as functional as possible. Embarking on a home renovation project involving your kitchen and bathroom might mean that you will be without cooking or shower facilities for a while. Think your project through to avoid some of the below mistakes that will make you want to touch the areas again to make adjustments, blowing your budget.
Lighting
When you are renovating your kitchen, you will have to think about ways of making it lighter. You have two options; adding extra windows or glass tiles, or installing spotlights that will make your job cooking and preparing meals easier. Do your research and find the right solution that suits your style and your budget, and improves the look of your kitchen and bathroom. Consider mood lighting in your bathroom to create a relaxing atmosphere.
Insulation
It is crucial that once you take your units out and change the tiles and flooring, you consider adding extra insulation. When you install a wooden or tiled floor, you might add underfloor heating or insulation, so you feel warmer when you are using these rooms barefoot. You need to remember that you will not have access to the floorboards until the next time you are embarking on a remodeling project.
Heater Placement
When you are opening up space or making rooms larger, maybe install new windows, you will have to think whether or not your current heaters will serve you as well as before. You might need bigger ones in new rooms, or change the location. You might also upgrade your heating and air conditioning system to suit your new space. Get in touch with an air conditioner repair company to find the right system for your remodeling project.
Pipes and Drains
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Once you decide to upgrade your bathroom and kitchen, you have to get your pipes and drains inspected. Get in touch with a professional plumber who can carry out the CCTV surveys and help you make the most out of your system and prevent leaks and breaks. Get advanced insulation and protect your outdoor pipes from frost and damage to avoid expensive accidents.
Safety and Smart Features
When you are creating a modern bathroom or kitchen, you should not forget about the gadgets that will make your life more comfortable. From smoke alarms and smart thermostats to a home automation system, there are plenty of great ways of bringing your home into the 21st century and increase your comfort level as well as the value of your home.

There are several ways you can improve the look and feel of your home, but if you want to make a real difference, you will need to focus on the rooms you are using the most; the bathroom and the kitchen. Add modern features and light, and you will feel good about your remodeling results. 

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