The first step to any remodel is to make a plan. Think about how you and your family use the space. Write down pros and cons about the space in its current state, and create a wish list of things you want in your future kitchen or bathroom. Need more storage in the kitchen? Add more cabinet space. More counter space? Add an island or a peninsula. Does your kitchen feel too closed off? Remove some upper cabinets and use open shelves or leave the walls bare to hang up artwork. Does your bathroom function as it is and just need cosmetic updates? Or does the plumbing need to be moved to get the dream bathroom you want? Decide what finishes you like, what countertops you prefer, and find a picture that shows the overall look and feel you want when the space is finished.
The next step is to set up a budget. Any good budget should have a contingency, a cushion in case problems arise during the remodel such as wood damage, updating the electrical, or plumbing problems. When your budget is set, it can be easier to make choices on finishes, flooring, and cabinetry based on what you can afford. If your budget is tighter, ceramic tile instead of the more expensive porcelain tile can be used in your bathroom or kitchen for a similar look.
When you’re ready to get started, hire a contractor or self-contract. There are pros and cons to both. After that finalize the design and get started. Southpark Flooring in Lafayette, LA has a designer on staff and can help you choose things like semi-custom cabinetry, flooring of all varieties, backsplash and shower tiles, etc. Once your choices have been finalized, the next step is the remodel itself. Demolition and removal of old items, electrical and plumbing updates if you are doing a full construction remodel, and installation of your new kitchen or bathroom in Lafayette, LA. After all is said and done, inspections are clear and your kitchen or bathroom is finished you can proceed to enjoy your fully updated rooms.