Tackling a kitchen and bathroom renovation at the same time can come with benefits like saving time and money. It’ll also help reduce stress, since your home won’t be a construction zone for months on end. Of course, taking on multiple projects at once requires good planning, and having a kitchen or bathroom renovation checklist can help you get organized. Check out the benefits of this approach and see if it’s the right choice for you!
Save time by renovating both the kitchen and the bathroom
It’s no secret that the kitchen and the bathroom are the most used rooms in any home. Not only do they add value to your life but, when properly renovated, they also add value to your home! Needing to tear them apart for a renovation can be a major headache.
While taking on both of these rooms at the same may be overwhelming, the opposite can also be true. Only those who wish to take their time on a remodel will truly benefit from spreading projects out. For everyone else, renovating both rooms together is more convenient because it saves time.
General contractors who specialize in both kitchens and bathrooms can successfully take on both projects in tandem. For example, cabinet work can be tackled all at once in both rooms, followed by tiling and painting.
Quick and streamlined renovation projects reduce not only costs but also stress! Losing access to a bathroom and kitchen at the same time can be challenging to navigate, even for a short time, so consider moving out temporarily to keep stress levels down.
Simultaneous renovations: Potential cost savings
When home renovations are completed one project at a time, the costs can quickly add up. Typically this has a lot to do with the contractor and how they charge for smaller projects. A project like a bathroom may take a shorter amount of time, but it still requires getting a crew together, ordering supplies, and saying no to other jobs during that time. For this reason, home improvement professionals might charge a premium for small projects. The more work you give a contractor, the more room for negotiation you will have, as you are providing them a lot of business.
After all, bathroom renovations can easily exceed $10,000, so why not take the opportunity to get more bang for your buck?
Combining a kitchen and bathroom renovation is a great way to save on material costs. For example, if you choose the same cabinets and countertops for both rooms, your contractor can order both in bulk and get a better price from their supplier.
Matching the kitchen and bathroom
Even when each room has its own unique look, a well-designed home uses some of the same elements, colours, and patterns from room to room to make everything cohesive. When a kitchen and bathroom are renovated at the same time, it may be simpler for the homeowner and contractor to work together to achieve finished projects that are in sync with each other.
Start by creating a mood board using bathroom and kitchen trends and then meet with an interior designer or contractor to discuss your vision. This way, all parties will have a clear idea of what you are looking for.
Creating synergy when taking on two renovation projects at once
When it comes to renovating, labour costs are by far the largest expense homeowners will face. The good news about taking on two projects at once is that this approach consolidates some of the costs. It allows for combined efforts, which requires less of the contractor’s time and saves you money.
Consider the start of the project, the demolition phase, and how getting both the kitchen and the bathroom done at once means getting only one container delivered. It also means having only one demolition crew coming to your house. From there, it is easy to see how this mindset can be applied to other tasks at hand. Your general contractor will only need to hire one electrician, which will likely result in savings on labour expenses. One plumber can tackle tasks in both rooms all in the same day. The efficiency of working on both rooms at the same time will save them time, which should save you money as well.
Keep it simple
No matter how you slice it, renovating two high-traffic rooms is stressful. That said, having a clear plan can keep these projects low stress. And of course, while there are many advantages to renovating two rooms at the same time, there are also benefits to remodelling your entire house if you want to get everything done.
Before you get started, keep in mind that all good plans begin with a budget. Know what you’d prefer to spend along with your max budget. Explore what you’d like as a final product as well before meeting with contractors to work on your home.
Hire the right contractor
When selecting a contractor for your projects, look for someone who has experience taking large projects like renovating a bathroom and kitchen at the same time. Also take a look at their previous work and browse online reviews.
At RenoAssistance, our Renovation Advisors are here to help you find the right Verified Contractor for the job! We’ve already taken a look at their past work experience, licences, and much more so you don’t have to. Call us or fill our our form to get started today!