Published on November 18, 2020

Things you should know about fixing things up

If you are a new homeowner with little experience as a handyman or a long-time DIYer, there are some basic things that everyone should know about repairing things. Since a greater return on investment than you would think is given by general remodeling ventures. Here are a few things that you should remember.

Bathroom Remodels

Functionality should be at the root of your bathroom redesign, whether you have a basic powder room. To ensure that your revamped bathroom stands the test of time, read more to know what things should be considered and to learn tips for having storage, upgrading lighting and drainage, and more.

  • For drains, residential plumbing usually uses 11⁄2-inch tubing. You'd be shocked at the amount of gunk and hair that goes down the drain. The greater the drain, the less likely it will clog. The cost difference for upgrading to a 2-inch drain is basically negligible, and you should consider raising the drain in your shower to 2 inches unless your framing does not allow it.
  • In order to brighten up the room, consider recessed light fixtures throughout your ceiling. With the proper shower trim, have one or two in your shower. Install a dimmer switch so that in your bathroom you can change the mood. If you want decorative or practical lighting, you'll want to decide how you're going to use the mirror in your bathroom. If you are applying make-up or shaving, correctly positioned bright light fixtures to go a long way to help you see what you are doing close up.
  • Do you have the room to recess your cabinet with medicine? This is also a perfect way to save a few inches of room over a shallow vanity, and generally, the extra framing won't break the budget. If that is not an option, make sure you have enough space to have your medicine cabinet protrude by 4 to 5 inches at your vanity.

Aside from those considerations, just a little trivia where bathroom remodels in the United States is the single most requested general remodeling job. Bathroom remodels are actually about 78 percent of renovations made in the country. Improvements to residential bathroom remodeling large or small. It yields about 63.6% return on investment.

Kitchen Remodels 

If you are interested in remodeling your kitchen, adding critical space, design, functionality, and entertaining potential to an existing home, then you are about to embark on a whirlwind phase. Part of this process may sound stressful or even scary. Remodeling, after all, means taking down better than ever before building up.

  • You should never make changes the cheap way, even with a small budget. Do not forget to verify the maximum functionality of your plumbing and electrical cables. Figuratively, do not "paint over issues", or attempt to cover damaged spots. It is never possible to overlook problems like mold and a weakened foundation. Therefore, partnering with a kitchen remodeling company that you can trust is highly important. Unprofessional and dishonest businesses can cut corners, but you will be offered a more standard kitchen by professionals.
  • Never forget about the value of quality products. Good materials distinguish an average kitchen from an outstanding one. For example, replacing laminate flooring with natural stone tile or updating your appliances, even when the decorative touches are held to a minimum, makes for a superior kitchen.
  • Another kitchen remodeling misconception is that all your cabinets must be pulled out any non-load-bearing walls torn out and your appliances scrapped to make room for what is basically a new kitchen. Not always does the term "remodel" mean what you imagine it to be. Don’t give up anything you treasure. In phases, you can easily remodel your kitchen, replace pieces, or make minor upgrades. Start by repairing the most neglected or obsolete areas of the kitchen if your budget is tight.

Clearly, there are countless reasons why your kitchen should be remodeled. Moreover, a fun fact for this aspect of the renovation is that kitchen remodels should not be underestimated. The interesting part about these general remodeling projects is that it costs far less than major renovations to improve the look of cabinets, sinks, plumbing, light fixtures, and appliances, making investments in kitchen remodeling services incredibly affordable. Whether it's your kitchen, your bathroom, or just another part of your house that may require some repair, it doesn't matter; fixing stuff up isn't a waste of time and money. Both small and large ventures have reasonably sizable returns on investment. If you want to know more about how a local handyman can make a minor change or can repair your home in a big feel free to contact our company!

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