When it comes time to renovate a home, one of the hardest decisions to make is whether to prioritised the kitchen or bathroom first? Kitchens and bathrooms are most commonly the two room in a home that get remodeled first. That is because these are the two most visited rooms in any home.
If you are unable to decide which room to prioritise during your planned remodeling project, you may want to seriously consider remodeling them both at the same time? It is possible. However, in most cases, it is not recommended unless you have an extra bathroom or cooking area you can use during the remodeling.
Besides being the most commonly used rooms in a home, prioritising kitchens and bathrooms during home renovations is a popular way to increase the value of a property. That is why many home-owners will renovate their kitchen and bathrooms before placing their home on the market for sale.
Should You Remodel the Kitchen or Bathroom First?
When making a choice of which room to prioritise in a home renovation project, there are a few important things to consider to help you make that decision. Below are few of the important factors to consider, to help you decide whether the kitchen or bathroom should be prioritised during your home renovation project:
The cost of renovating – next to buying a home, home renovations are the second biggest investment. To make things simple to understand, remodeling your bathroom will be roughly half the cost of remodeling your kitchen. Because of this, some people choose to remodel the kitchen first, to get it out of the way. While others will choose to remodel their bathrooms first because it is easier and cheaper, and then afterwards focus on remodeling their kitchen.
Speed of the project – another factor to consider is that the kitchen takes longer to remodel – typically a month. Bathroom remodeling can take only a few days. The time it takes to renovate should also influence your decision.
Return on investment – whether you plan on selling your home or not, consider what kind of return you will get from remodeling each room. Either way, both kitchen and bathroom remodeling will definitely increase the value of your home. Your interior designer and contractor can help you to determine the return on your investment, and which one will be better for you in the long run.
For more information about why kitchens and bathrooms should be prioritised during a home renovation project, contact us at Champagne Finish, we specialise in bathroom and kitchen remodelling, as well as full renovation services.