One of the best ways to boost the value of your home is to do a bathroom remodel in Southeastern Massachusetts. Bathrooms, along with kitchens, are the most important rooms in a house. While you might think that square footage and location play a huge role, if your home has a beautiful bathroom that is well-designed and outfitted with modern elements or if you have an upgraded kitchen with quality cabinets and cupboards, you can overcome just about any other real estate obstacle. In addition to adding financial value, upgrading to all wood construction cabinets, switching out hardware for cabinets and drawers, and replacing your New Bedford bathroom vanities can make a big difference in your quality of life and happiness at home.
Step One: Create a Plan
Before you do your own at-home version of “demo day” like on all the DIY (do-it-yourself) television programs, make sure to have a plan. Will you keep the same layout for your bathroom or will you be making any changes? What is your budget? How much do you have to spend? Do you have any experience working with electrical, plumbing or painting? Will you be doing all the work yourself or will you hire a professional for the bigger installations? Once you know what you want and how you want to accomplish it, you can start to pick out materials and schedule the work that needs to be done. Even if you DIY this project, you need to have a schedule of when things will be taken out and when new things will come in.
Step Two: Shop for Materials
An old saying among carpenters is that you should measure twice and cut once. What that means is, the more time you take to measure and make sure that something will fit for your bathroom remodel in Southeastern Massachusetts, the less backtracking you’ll have to do if something doesn’t fit right. Measure your existing vanity and any other cabinetry that you are going to replace. Take a look at our website for tips and information on proper measuring, so you won’t get all wood construction cabinets that are too big or too small for the space. If you are working with a contractor, bring them with you to the Cabinet Factory Outlet to take a look at our New Bedford bathroom vanities. This will help you save time and money by picking out what you want and getting the right sized vanity and cabinetry for your project.
Step Three: Make Lists
Lists are very important to any bathroom remodeling project. What do you want to replace? Will you be upgrading your light fixtures and tile? Will you move a wall or relocate a toilet? All of the things that you want to do should be included somewhere on a list so they can be checked off what the materials arrive, when the contractor is hired, or when the work is completed. Lists are very helpful, especially if you will be making a lot of little changes. While the big work can be done by a contractor, small things like changing out outlet covers, replacing rugs and other linen-type features, installing towel bars, and hanging pictures or adding window treatments, these are all things you can do yourself. Not only will it save money by removing it from the list of things a contractor will do for your bathroom remodel in Southeastern Massachusetts, but it lets you put your own personal “stamp” on the space.
Step Four: Try Not to Get Stressed
A lot of people really get stressed out when they do a home remodeling project. If you make plans ahead of time for what you will be doing for a bathroom while this one is being remodeled, it will make things a lot easier. Doing a remodel on your master bathroom? Consider moving all of your bedroom furniture into a spare room or on-site storage box. It will prevent dust, debris, and damage from occurring to your favorite furniture and bedding. Sleep in the guest room, bunk with the kids or pull out the sleeper sofa in the den. Some families will just stay at a hotel while the work is being done, but if that isn’t possible for your situation, there are other ways to make do. A bathroom remodel in Southeastern Massachusetts that involves the replacement of New Bedford bathroom vanities with all wood construction cabinets outside of the master bathroom can be worked around much easier. Just make sure you have a game plan ahead of time for kids’ showers or guest room use while the remodeling project is underway.
Visit the Cabinet Factory Outlet
Before you shop anywhere else for New Bedford bathroom vanities or hardware for cabinets and drawers, make sure to stop by our outlet showroom located on Grand Army of the Republic Highway in Swansea, Massachusetts. See our full selection of bathroom vanities, cabinets, cupboards, flooring, countertops and specialty all wood construction cabinets. Choose from a broad range of colors, styles and designs to suit your home and your budget. Give us a call at 508-379-6154 to get directions and hours.