Remodeling kitchens and baths can be a big project. As you plan the remodel, there are several things to consider. This includes the cost to move plumbing and pipes, the time it takes to complete the project, whether or not you can do the work yourself, doing a full remodel versus an upgrade, and the return on investment. In this post, Drain Genie Plumbing Services covers each.
1. Do I Change the Layout?
When remodeling kitchens and baths, one important decision is whether you want to keep the same layout or change it. This will depend on a few factors. First, consider how well the current design works for you. If you are happy with it and it is functional, then there is no need to change it.
On the other hand, you may decide to make the space more functional by changing the layout. However, moving appliances and bathroom features can also require moving the plumbing pipes, which can add to the project cost. If you move pipes and drains, contact a professional plumber to help.
2. How Long Will It Take?
Another important consideration is how long the remodel will take. This can range from a few days for a minor upgrade to several weeks or months for an entire remodel. If you are doing the work yourself, it will take longer than if you hire contractors. Investigating the time required when planning your remodeling project is essential. Be sure to include ordering lead times and actual project labor.
3. Should I DIY?
Remodeling kitchens and baths can be a big project. One important consideration is whether you want to do the work yourself or use a professional contractor. If you plan a minor upgrade, such as painting cabinets or replacing fixtures, then doing it yourself may be an option. However, if you plan a more significant remodel, we always encourage you to enlist a professional’s help.
4. Should I Replace or Upgrade?
As you plan your kitchen or bathroom remodel, you will need to decide whether you want to do an entire remodel or just an upgrade. An upgrade may be all that is necessary if the space is already functional and you are happy with the layout. Alternatively, a complete remodel may be required if you plan to change the design. Still, you can consider resurfacing cabinets and countertops if the current ones are in good shape.
5. Is It a Wise Investment?
Finally, you will want to think about the return on your investment. If you plan to sell your home soon, a more significant remodel may add more value to your home. However, if you are not planning to move anytime soon, then a smaller upgrade may be all that is necessary.
As you can see, many factors are involved in remodeling kitchens and baths. The professional plumbers at Drain Genie Plumbing Services are here to help. In addition to remodels, we also offer repiping, water damage restoration services, and more. If you live in Sanford or the Orlando area, call (407) 287-6082 to learn more.