Homeowners everywhere know the feeling of wanting to give their space a fresh new look but just can’t bring themselves to commit to the cost and time a renovation takes. Seeing photos of extravagant kitchens and bathrooms gives them inspiration, but no motivation to move forward with the process of renovating.
When completed properly, a home renovation can have a huge impact on your daily activities and improve your quality of life. Renovations can create a space that allows more family time and helps you relax, even with the obstacles life may throw at you. Deciding to renovate takes a lot of time, energy and money so it is important to plan ahead to make sure it is well spent.
Preparing for a kitchen or bath renovation may seem overwhelming, but it does not have to be with the proper preparation. Here are a few tips on how to navigate the preparation process of renovating your home and why it’s worth it!
Find a Fabricator
When looking for a stone fabricator to help you with updating your kitchen or bath, it’s important to ask about the company’s experience and capabilities. It also helps to view photos of their past projects to get inspired! Another great way to find a countertop fabricator is through friends and family. Working with a company referenced by someone you know can give you the confidence you need.
Prepare a Budget
One of the most important things to prepare before starting a kitchen or bath renovation is a completed budget. It’s easy to get lost in all the Instagram inspiration photos and creating your Pinterest mood boards but there are a variety of factors that will affect the look and cost of your countertops, including material type and slab size.
We recommend visiting a countertop showroom to view surfacing materials like granite, marble and quartz in-person. This will help you decide what stone you’d like for your renovation and discuss pricing and more with a countertop professional.
Once you set your budget and know the pricing for material, installation and other expenses your renovation will require you can plan your overall spending amount. Listing all of your expenses in a spreadsheet will help you manage your budget and account for any unexpected issues that might arise.
You can also use this worksheet from HGTV that the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) created to breakdown your expenses!
Are Renovations Really Worth It?
There are many benefits that come with a home renovation. One being that updating your kitchen or bath with new countertops can add higher resale value to your home. A modern kitchen is one of the first things that prospective homeowners pay attention to when purchasing a Tennessee home. The investment of a small renovation project can ultimately increase the purchase price of your home resulting in money well spent!
A renovation can also increase your quality of life, which you can’t put a price tag on. Consider the amount of time you spend in the kitchen, whether its prepping for a meal or just gathering around the table with friends to catch up. If you and your loved ones feel more content and at home walking into a space with sturdy new countertops, then it’s safe to say a renovation is worth the investment!
Ready to Start your Kitchen or Bath Renovation?
Our team would love to help your with your next kitchen or bath renovation! From kitchen countertops to bathroom vanities, we have been crafting dreams into reality for over ten years.
At IntelliStone, we are proud to provide countertop fabrication and installation services to surrounding areas in Tennessee! Our countertop showroom is located in Franklin, TN and we offer services to cities including Nashville, Brentwood, Spring Hill, La Vergne, Smyrna, Columbia and more!