Renovating your home is an exciting time, but it also means that there will be a great deal of disruption to your family life and day-to-day living for a while. With that said, it’s important to make sure the renovation is worth the effort and discomfort in the end. That means that you need to ensure that you are using your time and money wisely to get a great result and ensure that you aren’t left wanting at the end of your renovation project. At Eakman Construction, we work closely with clients to ensure they are getting the best bang for their buck and we guide homeowners to make strong choices so that they can enjoy their remodel for years to come. With years of experience in the industry, these are the three areas of any home that we would strongly recommend investing in when considering a remodel – don’t skimp on these important spaces for the great impact, best return on your investment, and most enjoyment.
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home. It gets the most foot traffic, it is used for a variety of things, not the least of which includes preparing meals. It’s where family comes together at the start and end of their days, and it’s the place where planning, parties, and happy memories are made. But, it is also one of the most expensive rooms in your house to remodel or renovate. That’s why it’s so important to ensure that you are properly investing money into it. Over the years of homeownership, you can expect to have to remodel your kitchen at least once to ensure that your home retains value and is competitive with the market around it. When choosing finishes, flooring, windows, cabinetry, countertops and more, consider the investment now against the pay off later. If you plan to sell your home, you’ll need to find the balance between what you want and what will sell later, but we can help you make choices that you love and that will pay dividends if you sell during a strong market. A good rule to follow is to get the best materials you can afford when remodeling your kitchen in Seattle, WA.
Bathrooms are often thought of in two ways: homeowners either think of them as utilitarian or they think of them as spa retreats. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of in-between designing and remodeling going on with bathrooms. Homeowners either care a great deal about the way their bathroom looks or they don’t. With years of experience remodeling bathrooms, we can tell you of the importance of investing money in these spaces. Kitchens and bathrooms cost a lot of money to remodel and renovate, but when you think about the fact that you use these spaces every day, multiple times a day, it becomes worth it. Spending money on a luxury bathroom might seem indulgent, but you’ll get that money back when you sell. If you never leave your home, you still get to enjoy a beautiful, luxurious bathroom for years to come. You can’t lose.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the years, it’s that your home needs a quality family space outside of the kitchen. Families need a place to hang out, chat, relax, binge Netflix, and eat popcorn. Whether that’s an outdoor space with a covered veranda or a basement recreation room, creating these extra spaces in your home is a worthwhile investment because you will gain many years of enjoyment from them, but also, they create new space in your home again. You don’t need much room to gather a few people and enjoy a glass of wine or share a board game on a Friday night. But quality finishes, high-end windows and lights, beautiful doors and trim, all go a long way to ensuring that your home is not only beautiful and functional, but welcoming and comfortable.
For your next home remodeling project in Seattle, WA, call Eakman Construction today!