A New Look For Your House
It is well known that the kitchen and baths are the most used spaces in a home, also the spaces where any tasteful remodeling will return the most of the investment when the house is sold.
Either for personal enjoyment, for pride of ownership or for profit, the remodeling of kitchens and baths is very much a thing most of the homeowners do, either when they purchase a home or when they feel it is necessary and they can afford it.
The remodeling of kitchens and bathrooms is the most common project done on a house and there are multiple ways to approach this type of a project.
Depending on the size and the price of the house, an owner may choose to use a designer and a qualified contractor for an expensive, luxurious home, may only discuss the project with a contractor and price it that way, or the home owner may attempt to do himself the remodeling to save labor, if he is somehow a handy person.
Because of the popularity of these projects entire industries were developed in the past 30 years for new, modern appliances, for kitchen cabinetry and baths vanities, for flooring, for modern counter tops and sinks as well as all the auxiliary plumbing items and lighting.
The large chains of hardware stores have in house designers who can do a preliminary design for you based on the configuration of your kitchen and bathroom spaces just to replace the cabinets, the counter tops, the appliances and flooring and price it for you should you choose to select the materials and appliances from them together with the installation.
As noted before, you can choose the materials separately and install them yourself or hire an independent contractor. In this case you should make sure that you have a lay out of the kitchen prepared and the type and quality of materials and appliances and have a written contract with your installer.
Since water, gas lines and electric wiring might need to be upgraded, you will need independent, licensed plumbers and electricians to perform the required work. It will be most beneficial for you to hire a general contractor who will do the flooring, the cabinetry, etc and who will bring his own licensed plumbers and electricians.
For a project where changes are made to the location for example of the sink, the gas stove, the tub, or shower, plans might need to be submitted and approved by the local jurisdiction of the particular city or town for Code compliance and inspections at the “rough in” as well as at the end of the project might be required.