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How to have a successful kitchen & bath remodeling

Kitchen and bath renovations are two of the best ways to add value to your property and set the entire home's tone. Whether a full remodel or a decorating update, these are always big ventures with many things to consider. Avalon Marble wants you to turn your dream into a vision, so here are our tips for having the most successful remodel.

The three Ps: planning, preparation, personalization

Kitchens are no longer be thought of as a closed-off room to cook. It’s the heart of the home, the center of family activity, and the place where guests congregate to visit with the cook. If you have an open layout, you might even be able to see it from the living and dining areas.
Even the smallest kitchen can be made to look larger by moving windows, adding ambient and task lighting, moving appliances and cabinets, and utilizing corners. Bathrooms today are small areas and more than just places to shower. This is the room where you get ready for the day, and it’s also a retreat where one can have a few moments of solitude on those hectic days. Indeed, some even turn their bath into an upscale spa with glass tiles and marble counters and floors.

Make a wish-list for your design. Don’t skip this vital step because the number of choices can be overwhelming; for instance, figure out if you want stone countertops, tile, laminate, solid surfacing, or concrete, and that's only a partial list. Also, document the room's current challenges, such as inadequate food preparation space, inefficient layout, lack of lighting, or bathroom storage.

What materials and finishes will you use? Keep in mind that countertops, cabinets, and backsplashes are highly visible. When preparing for your bathroom remodeling, keep in mind that a vanity also includes the counter and sink. Finally, consider adding your touches, such as appliance garages, a dual-purpose banquette, pull-out wine racks, warming drawers, etc. One creative idea we recently saw was an adjacent linen closet turned into storage for soaps, shampoos, hair care products, and appliances, etc.

Setting budget

The average price of a kitchen remodeling is around $22,000, but it can be as low as $4,000 or as high as $50,000. A realistic price for your remodel is to take10% of your home and then break it up according to focus; for example, allot 29% of that figure for cabinets and around 10% for countertops. Keep in mind that any installation costs should also be factored in.

Professional kitchen & bathroom remodeling services are a must, especially since it involves a lot of technical information. At Avalon Marble we have over 25 years’ experience and offer full services including fabrication. Visit our showroom in Mandeville, LA, especially if you live in these areas: Picayune, MS, Mandeville, LA, Gulfport, MS, Gulf Coast, MS, Covington, LA, Lacombe, LA, Eden Isle, LA, Slidell, LA, South Shore, LA || North Shore, LA. We will provide you with a free estimate for your next renovation project.