How To Choose Which Room To Remodel First In Your Home


When it comes to renovating a house, you may be wondering which room to start with first. The answer to that is really up to you because, honestly, there is no real hard and fast rule about starting with one room in particular when you are remodeling your home.

The real determiners as for selecting which room to work on first are the time and money you have available to put towards the area of the home that needs the most attention. For some homeowners, that could be the living room, for others it might be the kitchen. It all depends upon the current state of your home and the condition of the rooms within.

So before you get to work, here are some tips on how to go about remodeling your home courtesy of your friends at VanRossun Contracting


Allocating your Finances

Remodeling any room in the house means having enough money to pay for the job. So consider how much you have in the bank and what you can spend. Most of the time, that will be the primary deciding factor as to which room you remodel first in your home.

A good rule of thumb to remember is that the most expensive rooms to remodel are typically the kitchen and bahroom. This is something to keep in mind if you are planning on putting your home on the market in the near future.

Smart budgeting can get you a beautiful, remodeled kitchen or bathroom in time for a sale and yield you a rather significant return on your investment.

So if you have decided to tackle the kitchen or the bathroom first, you may want to choose the former. That’s because kitchens typically bring you a larger return on investment and the kitchen is usually the first room in the house that potential buyers examine. After all, it is the most popular room in the house because of all the purposes it serves.

The kitchen is where you prep meals, eat them with your family, and entertain guests, so paying for upgrades and renovations here is likely going to have a much greater impact on convincing possible buyers to make a bid on your property.

The Case for the Bathroom

Perhaps your kitchen is already in terrific shape or you don’t use the room as often as you expect. Maybe you’re not planning on reselling and you really want a new bathroom in the home. Then, you should focus your resources on redoing the bathroom and decide to what extent you want to renovate.

This might entail something simple as redoing the tub or a lot more complex like putting in a brand new tile floor. The bathroom is a place of serenity and privacy and if you don’t feel either in yours, then you might just want to make this room the one to remodel first.

Remember, it’s your home. You decide to tackle the room that makes you most comfortable when you’re ready to remodel.

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