Kitchen and Bathroom Renovation: Which One Comes First?

  BlogAdmin2   November-23-18
When homeowners make the argument to remodel a bathroom before a kitchen, many focus on three main myths: it’s cheaper, it’s easier and it’s less disruptive to renovate a bathroom first. In truth, this just isn’t the case, and we’re to tell you why.

When you have two of the most used rooms in your home that need a lot of work, how do you decide which to remodel first? If one room is functional but uninspired, while the other is barely usable, then the verdict is pretty easy. But if both your kitchen and bathroom are functional but equally unappealing, it makes the decision of which one needs to be ripped out first much harder.

When homeowners make the argument to remodel a bathroom before a kitchen, many focus on three main myths: it’s cheaper, it’s easier and it’s less disruptive to renovate a bathroom first. In truth, this just isn’t the case, and we’re to tell you why.

It’s Not Cheaper


This would depend on the size of your bathroom, what you want the final project to look like and what your renovation budget is. Not to mention labour costs, something that’s a permanent expense, unless you choose to do most of the work yourself. Bathroom costs can be equal to or even surmount the cost of a kitchen renovation based on how much work needs to be done in comparison.

It’s Not Easier


No renovation is easy, as anything can happen that could impact the amount of work that needs to be done and the time it’ll take to do it. The decision-making process can also be more difficult, depending on whether or not your remodelling a few aspects of the room or the entire thing. In a kitchen, you need to choose cabinetry, appliances, countertops, flooring, backsplashes and hardware, if you’re planning on redoing the whole thing. In a bathroom, you have many more things to settle on. The toilet, a shower versus a bathtub or both, the shower door, hardware and fixtures, faucets and towel bars, the list goes on. Any renovation requires a lot of saying yes or no at all stages of the process.

It’s No Less Disruptive


Any renovation is disruptive. You’re ripping out a functional room that you and others may use on a daily basis. This changes daily routines and an adjustment period is required to get used to the constant chaos. You need to be prepared for this reality before you renovate a space.

To sum this up, which room should you renovate first? Whichever room bothers you the most. No one can tell you which one should take priority, as each situation is different and each person's needs vary depending on their lifestyle.

If you need help in weighing the pros and cons of renovating either space because you just can’t decide, talk to our experts at Home Reno Direct. They’ll give you their honest opinion and help you choose the most efficient path to help get your project started. Whether you’re deciding between your kitchen and bathroom, your bathroom and basement or every room in the house, our team can help. With locations in Mississauga, Oakville and Brampton, Ontario, stop by or give us a call for a free design consultation.


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