Which should you remodel first – kitchen or bath?

This question comes up over and over, so we revisit the topic from time to time. Here are our latest thoughts to help you decide this age-old question: which should you remodel first – kitchen or bath?

Which should you remodel first - kitchen or bath?

It would be nice to remodel your kitchen and bathroom at the same time, but with budget constraints and time restrictions, renovating both rooms at once is hard to do.

So, if you had to choose one room to remodel over the other, which would you select first – the kitchen or the bathroom? If you’re faced with this decision, there are a few factors which can help you decide what room to tackle first.

Think about the weather.
Usually, there are multiple bathrooms in a home vs. a single kitchen
Other cooking options (i.e. barbequing) are unavailable during the winter
Extra budget will need to be set aside for dining/meals out.
So if you want to transform both your kitchen and bathroom and want to start during the winter, it makes sense to tackle the bathroom first.

On the other hand, if you’re planning to sell your home soon, you might want to take a different strategy. Experience shows us that when it comes to kitchen and bathroom design, kitchens tend to generate a better “immediate” return on investment. This makes sense since the kitchen is a social hub (as well as where meals are cooked and enjoyed).
And while a stylish and modern bathroom is always a plus, a fresh kitchen with new cabinet refacing or beautiful countertops is bound to attract attention and add to the resale value of your home.

And after years of transforming kitchens and baths, here’s one important tip – think ahead to reduce stress related to your renovation.
Any kitchen and bathroom installation is bound to bring a certain amount of inconvenience to your life, it’s simply unavoidable.

So you’ll need to consider things like:

  • How much inconvenience can you tolerate to get the results you want?
  • What room can you give up for an extended amount of time?
  • Can you arrange other alternatives (like a makeshift kitchen) while the work is being done?
  • If cooking at home is important to your family, then you should remodel the bathroom first?
  • If you can’t do without your soaker tub, then it makes sense to start with the kitchen?

Whether having a new kitchen or bathroom is your top priority, NuStone Transformations for Kitchens and Baths can help make it happen for you.

The first step is to request a no-cost, no-obligation in-home consultation.
That’s where a design expert will come to your house (you choose the date and time) to talk about your plans and let us help you decide which should you remodel first – kitchen or bath?. It’s a great way to begin planning your kitchen or bathroom renovation.

Check out our sister site Bath Planet of Toronto tor your next beautiful bathroom renovation!