There comes a time in every homeowner’s life when they realize that their home is aging and falling apart. Soon, each room must be painted or undergo a renovation. Most people spread out the expense year by year so that they’re not stuck with replacing everything at once.
One of the first questions to pop into their mind is whether to replace their bathroom vanity with sink and faucet—or the kitchen cabinets first?
Replacing Kitchen Cabinets
Replacing kitchen cabinets can involve a larger expense and longer length of time. It’s not as simple as moving furniture, as the cabinets are attached to the wall. The space must be measured, and then materials, finishes, and accessories chosen. Quotes for labor and materials must be sought. New cabinets must be installed. From there, usually the kitchen needs a good painting, new flooring, and brand new kitchen appliances.
Hence, there is definitely greater expense in doing kitchen cabinets than your bathroom vanity.
Replacing a Bathroom Vanity
The bathroom vanity consists of the countertop, faucet, sink, and the cabinet beneath. Some vanities have two sinks, but if yours doesn’t, you may consider this option. Two sinks can considerably speed up the morning routine, particularly if you have a large family.
Obviously, replacing a bathroom vanity is going to involve less than an afternoon’s worth of time, even if you have the plumber redo the plumbing too. You might need your flooring redone, or wish to get rid of an old tub or toilet. But you shouldn’t let the shorter bathroom renovation influence your final decision.
Do Kitchen Cabinets & Bathroom Vanity at Same Time
Some people like to change their bathroom vanity and their kitchen cabinets at the same time. You may get a small discount if you order both from the same business, as the tradesmen will already be at your house.
It can also be beneficial to do at the same time, as many people like to keep a consistent look throughout their homes. Just imagine if you did your kitchen this year, and then two years from now you wanted a similar finish and knobs for your bathroom vanity, or the same wall paint, but they were no longer available. Now you’ll have to settle for second best, and possibly, a mismatched home.
Redoing bathroom or kitchen is also going to involve some inconvenience. Why not get it all done in a week, so you can carry on with the rest of the year? You can get away during the day, while you have no water, or toilet to use. Soon, your installations will all be done, and things can get back to normal.
Another factor is your budget. Some people can afford to do two rooms at once, while others may need to renovate on a piecemeal basis. If you have more than one bathroom, this may also affect your decision.
Ultimately the decision is up to you, but if you need assistance with choosing materials, or deciding which room to do first, Polaris Home Design is happy to assist you.