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The Kids are Back in School! Time for Bathroom or Kitchen Remodeling

Summer in the city is coming to an end, and kids are going back to school. It’s time to start that remodeling project you’ve been thinking of. Whether you need more space, or your rooms feel out of date, Petri Plumbing & Heating can help!Daughter and mother preparing a back to school lunch in kitchen

Here are four things you should know before tackling a kitchen or bathroom renovation.

1. Long-term or short-term?

The kids may be back in school, but are they starting first grade, or going off to college? Think about your long-term plans. Remodeling for yourself looks different than remodeling for resale. Trends are constantly changing when it comes to the look and feel of the modern home. Think of the remodel as an investment. Whether it’s an updated bathroom or a crisp, modern kitchen, be picky about where your investment goes.

2. Maximizing space

Let’s face it, Brooklyn homes and apartments aren’t always spacious. Making the most of small areas is a must! Simple things like taking kitchen cabinets to the ceiling will eliminate dead space. Consider a vanity sink for beauty and cleaning supplies. Adding a medicine cabinet behind the mirror will give you hidden storage. Instead of a bathtub, consider a standing shower for a glamorous yet modern feel.

3. Island living

Think about the purpose your island will serve. Is it a work space for cooking or an entertaining space for eating? Many modern islands have a sink or stove top built into them, freeing up your counter for prep. Make sure the base of the island is also functional with storage space. Use the space above the island to hang pots and pans.

4. What’s your budget?

Whether you’re looking to spend $1,500 or $15,000, staying on budget is a priority. Don’t fall for trends that will break the bank. A refrigerator synched to your smartphone may not be as necessary as a larger kitchen sink. Remember, you’re investing either for your own comfort, or for resale. Before you start your remodeling, make a list of what’s most important to you. That will help you stay on track and get the most bang for your buck!

Want to know how a professional plumber can help with your remodeling project? Call us at (718) 748-1254 or contact Petri Plumbing & Heating online.

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