Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom is about functionality, style, and often, a bit of luxury too. As home improvement projects go, kitchens and baths are where homeowners tend to spend the most. While both rooms are essential to everyday living, they each can enhance your style while delivering on a few of the “nice to have’s” – those little touches that make your house so pleasant to come home to.
There are plenty of good reasons why these types of renovations are so popular with homeowners in Virginia. They provide a superior return on investment, which is always a bonus if you are planning to put your home on the market.
What’s More Important: Kitchen or Bathroom?
Your kitchen and bathrooms are, arguably, the hardest working rooms in your house, making it even more essential to give them the TLC they deserve.
Take the kitchen, for example. It’s the beating heart of your home and family – a place to prepare and enjoy meals, entertain your friends, get caught up on events of the day, and enjoy quiet moments whenever you have the chance.
When you think about your kitchen the way it is now, what would you change? Are there things about it you love? Or do you find the layout a bit frustrating when you’re trying to get things done?
You might think that your kitchen is too small to renovate, but sometimes, opening up the layout provides you with all the space you need and then some. Open-concept living is very popular with Fairfax County homeowners. Open sightlines help you take advantage of natural light and will make the room seem much larger. As a bonus, it’s a way to bring the family closer, because walls and doors won’t separate you.
An open-concept floorplan is also a great way to extend your interior design. Your décor will flow seamlessly from one room into the next, giving your home a cohesive feel. Some of the ways we accomplish this is by extending the flooring from one room to the next, and matching light fixtures and trim.
If you are concerned with your open-concept space looking too much like a work environment, think about adding built-in refrigerator or freezer drawers, or installing panels on your appliances to help them blend seamlessly with the rest of the décor.
Indulge your senses with a master bath remodel
Your master bathroom is your own private space. Since it isn’t part of the daily traffic through the house, you can turn it into a personal oasis, a place to indulge yourself in calm, peaceful serenity.
The master bathroom doesn’t see as much traffic. Without the kid and guest traffic to consider, you can opt for top-quality upgraded features because you know they will last a long time.
Choose upgraded, luxury features like custom tile work, a multi-jet spa shower, a steam shower, or a soaking tub. Under-floor heating is particularly nice on cold mornings!
Other delicious touches you might consider include a washlet bidet, voice-activated lighting, smart mirrors, and lighted mirrors. Today’s smart technology is very accessible, so there are lots of things to consider, and most are more affordable than you might think.
Extending your master bedroom design to the master bath
Our goal with master bath design is to create a cohesive flow from the master bedroom, with flow being the key concept. To achieve optimum design, the traffic flow should be effortless, and the décor should be an extension of the master bedroom.
Ultimately, we want to ensure the result is as good or even better than you imagined it. To achieve this, we listen to your ideas so we can better understand what you are trying to accomplish with your remodel. Making it beautiful is a primary objective, but functionality and flow are essential. Where we place the toilet, tub, shower, and vanity are critical, because if the space doesn’t work, you’re never going to be satisfied with it.
For these reasons, we bring in our entire team right from the start. Architectural designers, plumbers, electricians, tile masons, and other artisans come together to discuss any potential issues that might cause delays along the way. If there are problems that need to be addressed, we resolve them before we start the work, ensuring your renovation job is completed on time and on budget.
Are you ready to get started with your kitchen or bathroom remodel? Reach out today to find out how to get started.