October is National Kitchen and Bath Month, and it’s a great time to think about improvements to these vital areas of your home. Kitchens and bathrooms are some of the most-used rooms in the house, and among the most likely to influence a potential buyer’s impression of it. Thus, they’re a great place to invest in your home to improve not only your own enjoyment but also the overall value of your property.
If you’re dissatisfied with your current kitchen or bath but don’t have any firm ideas of where to start, a little fact-finding is in order. Check out different kitchen and bath ideas online on websites like Pinterest or Houzz, bookmarking the looks that you like. Take a trip to local tile, lighting, and appliance stores to check out the latest trends and options. And keep a list of the features you would like your new kitchen or bath to have for when you’re ready to get moving.
If you basically like the kitchen or bath you have but think it could use some updating, consider some specific fixes that can have major impact. Swap out old light fixtures for more stylish, energy-efficient replacements to both brighten your space and save money. Similarly, updating fixtures like faucets and showerheads will cut down on your water use while modernizing your style. New paint and cabinet hardware can do wonders for either a kitchen or bath.
Even with a kitchen or bath you don’t need to fully remodel, you may want to consider more significant changes. For instance, refacing your cabinets and retrofitting them with modern conveniences like pull-out shelves can enhance their look while making more efficient use of space. Replacing an old countertop with new natural stone or an engineered solid surface can have a major style impact on a kitchen or bath. Appliances are another area where you can tackle style and savings at the same time—today’s appliances offer significant energy and water savings over those manufactured even a short time ago, as well as updated features and finishes.
Finally, if nothing but a full remodel will do to bring your kitchen or bath into the twenty-first century, consult with a design and construction service. Experienced professionals can help you realize your dreams as well as suggesting options and possibilities you might not have considered. Whether you’re planning to knock down a wall to create an open-plan kitchen or want to add a double sink and steam shower to your bathroom, you’ll want an expert team you can rely on to make it happen.
Sea Pointe has over 26 years’ experience in turning our clients’ dreams into reality. Contact us today to put our expertise to work for you.