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Renovating Your House: Where to Start

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You have big dreams for your home. You plan on renovating multiple spaces, including two of the biggest renos: the kitchen and the bathroom. So, where should you start? Doing both, or more, renovations at once will slow your home down and make it harder to live in. So, which should you do first? 

The Order to Do Home Renovations 

Typically, when you are doing home renovations you are thinking about a few things. Chief in your mind is likely your home’s value and your comfort in your home. In terms of maximizing your home’s value, it’s smart to do the renovations that will have the biggest impact, which is typically the kitchen and bathroom. This way, in the worst-case scenario where you have to sell before you’ve completed renovations, you’ve maximized your profit from the renovation. 

Another thing to consider is whether any of the spaces you plan to renovate are more frustrating than others or would be the biggest improvement in your everyday quality of life. If you really hate your bedroom, it could be the smartest move to fix it first. 

That said, sometimes it does make sense to do all of your home renovations at once. If you’re working with a company that can complete them all at once, it may be easier for you to live with friends and family for a short time while the company completes your renovations. 

Ultimately, you should do your home renovations in an order that makes sense for you. 

How to Start a Kitchen Renovation 

The kitchen renovation is often major. It can be a little overwhelming to start. So, we’ll provide you with the general order your kitchen reno should be completed in:   

  • Complete design plan 
  • Demolition 
  • Change plumbing/electrical 
  • Add drywall 
  • Painting 
  • Flooring and baseboards 
  • Cabinets 
  • Countertop 
  • Backsplash 
  • Appliances 
  • Lighting 
  • Décor 

    Your kitchen renovation might look a little different from this list, depending on how extensive your renovations are. Plus, sometimes certain supplies and materials arrive before others, so the professionals have to get creative about how they do things in order to save time. That’s one reason it’s a good idea to work with the professionals in the first place. 

    Are you ready to start your kitchen renovation? Trust our experts, contact us today.

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    How to Start a Bathroom Renovation 

    Bathroom renovations leave a lot of room for error, so it’s important to do them in the right order too.   

    • Complete design plan 
    • Demolition 
    • Change plumbing/electrical 
    • Add drywall 
    • Painting 
    • Flooring and baseboards 
    • Toilet, shower, and sink 
    • Tiling 
    • Lighting 
    • Décor 

    Of course, you may end up skipping some steps, or changing the order of some, depending on exactly what you’re doing with your bathroom. It’s a good idea to work with a professional on a large or complicated bathroom renovation so that you save time and money. 

    A bathroom or kitchen renovation can spruce up your home and add value. For your next bathroom or kitchen renovation contact the experts at GBC Design + Build. 

    Source: 

    https://www.budgetdumpster.com/blog/remodel-bathroom-start-finish/ 

    https://www.rona.ca/en/workshop/guides/planning-your-bathroom-renovation 

    https://www.thespruce.com/steps-to-remodeling-your-kitchen-1798738