How many times do people go for a cheaper option only to later say a) It ended up costing more, or b) If they only knew then what they do now.
Renovating ahome especially a kitchen or a bathroom is very expensive and it is something a homeowner might only do once in a lifetime.There may not be a chance to put into practice what was learned, and in the meantime, they still have to live with the mistakes.
In this high tech, fast paced world, every job is becoming a specialist role, and so it is no surprise to see specialists emerging in the field of kitchen and bathroom design.
Why use a designer?
In short, they know. They know things like when a waterfall in a kitchen is a good thing. They know when a low pressure laminate should be used and when a high pressure laminate should be used. Most importantly they know why sometimes a custom built kitchen is cheaper than an off the shelf model from a hardware store.
And this is where their experience ends up saving money, time and stress.
For an old, dated kitchen that needs a remodel there are two options. The first and cheaper option is to leave all the services where they are and replace all the old items for new ones. The other option is to really think why you don’t want the old kitchen and fix those problems.
Pre 1960s kitchens were hidden in the darkest corners of the house and used for cooking only. Today they are the hubs of homes, where families meet and socialise. Updating the existing space may not be the best solution if you are trying to integrate the kitchen into the home.
Find a Sanctuary
Having a kitchen as a hub means there now needs to be a quiet, private place more for meditation than work. Enter the new millennium bathroom.
Modern bathrooms are the place for luxury in the home. A quiet sanctuary from a hectic lifestyle. A well appointed bathroom can rejuvenate the soul and add value to your home. Because of this increase in demand for upmarket bathrooms the last five years has seen an explosion in the number of products available for bathrooms. There are now much wider ranges or faucets, baths, showers, and wall linings. In all likelihood there are products out there most of the public have not yet heard of, but are readily available.
The Devil is in the Detail
The overall style of a room can easily be destroyed by something so trivial as a wrong handle or a badly selected tile. Fortunately designers do great detail. They have made a career of studying and following design trends and new products. They have experience and are less likely to make mistakes that can end up costing money or wasting time.
So if tens of thousands of dollars are being spent on doing up granny’s old place, why not spend a few hundred on a professional to tweak and suggest where necessary. Experience can be bought.
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