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Bathroom Remodeling Tips Maryville Tennessee

Bathroom Remodeling Tips Maryville Tennessee

There’s something special about a great bathroom.  When we find ourselves in a beautiful bathroom, it’s easy to feel calm, happy, and a little bit fancy.

If you’re  looking for bathroom remodeling ideas, you might be feeling overwhelmed by the choices. Bathroom renovation magazines and websites are full of stunning designs that each look as lovely as the last.

It can be subconscious, but we’re drawn to bathrooms that have been thoughtfully designed to meet our needs perfectly.

Many considerations go into creating a bathroom that makes you smile each time you look at it.

Create a Budget

When you get the chance to transform your home into the exact style you want, you’re making an investment in your property and yourself. Home and bathroom remodeling can cost as much as you let it, and without a solid budget, costs can spiral.

The solution is to research local custom building costs, set a realistic budget, and then try to stick to it. This can be easier if you choose a remodeling contractor or design-build firm that offers fixed pricing rather than estimates.

Bathroom remodels can get expensive quickly, due to labor costs and, to a lesser extent, materials. Top bathroom general contractors and the licensed subcontractors they work with are skilled professionals, and they are in demand. If you want to upgrade your existing bathroom to higher-end materials, you’ll need to factor in the cost of everything from tiles to a bathtub.

To create your budget, you’ll need to take into consideration a few things:

  • Are you looking to sell within a few years?
  • Do you want to change the location of plumbed-in items?
  • What parts of the new bathroom are absolutely essential?
  • What can you afford to invest?

Develop a Bathroom Layout

So you’ve settled on the type of bathroom you’re installing or redoing (half or full bath, wet bath or standard). Now it’s time to think about layout. Depending on the shape and size of the area you have to work with, there are countless variations in bathroom layout.

Important tip: Before you think about the aesthetics of your bathroom remodel, you have to nail down the layout.

Rearranging plumbing fixtures (and walls) can quickly drive up the cost of your bathroom remodel, and if you can leave well enough alone, then do.

Sometimes the existing layout simply doesn’t work.

You might need to change the layout for any number of reasons. And that’s when it can get tricky.

When you’re looking at your existing bathroom, that image gets stuck in your head. It can be a mental leap to re-imagine it as anything other than its original form.

In general, the smaller the space, the fewer layout choices you will be confronted with. There are only so many ways you can fit a tub, sink, and toilet into an 8′ x 8′ footprint. Obviously, more space opens up more possibilities and more opportunities for customization.

An experienced interior designer can help you make the best use of a small space. He or she can also help you customize a larger layout to fit your unique needs.

DBI Kitchen and Bath

We are an Accredited Business Member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB). DBI carries an A+ rating which means that we have chosen to be accountable. Also, we continue to demonstrate good faith to our community. We do this through our business relationships and our operations. DBI Kitchen and Bath commits to responsible construction practices. We install sustainable and energy-efficient materials.

Maryville Tennessee Kitchen Remodel Tips

Maryville Tennessee Kitchen Remodel Tips

Kitchens are a source of family meals, comfort, and togetherness—a place for gathering and enjoyment. A kitchen can be both comfortable and beautiful, functional and welcoming. They can achieve a balance of color, texture, and lighting that makes the heart of your home a refuge for relaxing. Integrate these kitchen remodel tips to ensure a space that is easy to work in and enjoyable to live in.

Consider a Closed Kitchen Layout

Don’t really want to knock down walls? As more families desire private spaces within their homes, closed kitchens are starting to replace the open-concept floor plans that have been popular for years. Homeowners now want to separate cooking and eating from the home’s entertainment rooms. Some even use the island as an office that needs to be siloed off from the rest of the house. Consider a pass-through window for a space that’s still bright and airy.

Use Your Counter Space Wisely

Those who cook often need more counter space. Ideally between the range and sink, than those who cook infrequently or prepare only simple meals. But allocation of space isn’t your only consideration—think about height, too. Incorporating two countertop heights makes baking easy and allows kids to participate in meal preparation. Staggered countertops can also help separate the cooktop and the dining area if you want to cook and eat at a kitchen island.

Lighten up a Small Kitchen

Dark color schemes shrink an already small space and make it less inviting. Use soft shades on kitchen cabinets and neutrals on walls to visually expand a small room. Pastels are also making a comeback, as delicate yellows and soothing blues can lighten tight spaces. Use natural light to your advantage by forgoing kitchen window treatments.

Play with Color

Whether you decide to paint all your cabinets black or you just want a splash of tranquil blue or soothing mint green, color is in for kitchens. Just make sure not to overwhelm the space with too many shades. “Yes, colorful kitchens look good, but do not overdo the color scheme,” says Mason. Maintain subtlety by choosing a focal point, like the counters or cabinets, for the primary dose of color. Stick to one main hue, then add small doses of complementary color via the backsplash or kitchen accessories.

DBI Kitchen and Bath

We are an Accredited Business Member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB). DBI carries an A+ rating which means that we have chosen to be accountable. Also, we continue to demonstrate good faith to our community. We do this through our business relationships and our operations. DBI Kitchen and Bath commits to responsible construction practices. We install sustainable and energy-efficient materials.

Tips for a Kitchen Remodel Maryville Tennessee

Tips for a Kitchen Remodel Maryville Tennessee

Kitchens are a source of family meals, comfort, and togetherness—a place for gathering and enjoyment. A kitchen can be both comfortable and beautiful, functional and welcoming. They can achieve a balance of color, texture, and lighting that makes the heart of your home a refuge for relaxing. Integrate these kitchen remodel tips to ensure a space that is easy to work in and enjoyable to live in.

Plan Ahead

Before you hang the first cabinet, ask yourselves questions like these: What are my goals for the space? How much can I spend? What can’t I live without? Every kitchen and each family is unique in its must-haves, so spend some time outlining your ideal space. Also, figure out whether you can achieve that within your budget.

Eliminate Wasted Space

As you plan your new layout, think about how and where you use kitchen items. Organize your cabinetry so you can store breakfast foods and bowls near the breakfast table. Keep foil, plastic wrap, and containers in a spot near a work surface for wrapping leftovers. Locate dishware and flatware near the dishwasher to ease the process of unloading. If you can make your kitchen more efficient, you’ll also make it more enjoyable.

Build an Accessible Kitchen

Ensure everyone can take part in the happy times. To make your kitchen more inclusive, consider a ground-floor plan that places the oven, drawers, and shelves at an accessible height. Lowering countertop height and leaving adequate space for walkways allows ease of movement. A home should be a place where people of all abilities can feel welcomed, respected, and included.” A remodel is the perfect time to design an accessible kitchen, especially if your home was not originally built that way.

Design Wide Walkways

You may have thought about the placement of your refrigerator in relation to the stove. But have you considered how you’ll get from one to the other? Paths through a kitchen should be at least 36 inches wide. Paths within the cooking zone should be 42 inches wide for a one-cook kitchen and 48 inches for a two-cook configuration. When planning, adjust kitchen islands and peninsulas and give yourself adequate space to move about.

DBI Kitchen and Bath

We are an Accredited Business Member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB). DBI carries an A+ rating which means that we have chosen to be accountable. Also, we continue to demonstrate good faith to our community. We do this through our business relationships and our operations. DBI Kitchen and Bath commits to responsible construction practices. We install sustainable and energy-efficient materials.

Outdoor Living for Tennessee Fall

Outdoor Living for Tennessee Fall

As the seasons change it’s a good time to consider outdoor living spaces for Tennessee’s fall months.

Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor kitchens are more popular than ever. They’re a great place to cook and socialize simultaneously in an open-air space. Depending on your level of dedication to your culinary skills, your outdoor kitchen may include an oven, refrigerators, an island, and a seating area. Or, you can scale back and install an outdoor grill. Either way, cooking outside keeps unnecessary heat from competing with your air-conditioner on warm summer nights.

Fire Pits

Fire pits have become quite trendy with a variety of styles and sizes available at your local home improvement store or a with a click of the mouse on Amazon. Additionally, there are countless YouTube videos with instructions for building your fire pit. The ambiance of the fire makes for a great quiet evening or the centerpiece of a social gathering. 

Landscaping

Most new construction homes come with some landscaping. Creating a beautiful landscape around your home takes planning and time. When viewing your landscape, determine where you have full sun and partial sun, and plant appropriately. Determine where you want to have more shade and consider fast-growing trees with a canopy. Create islands within your yard with winding paths and water features. With vision, planning, and a willingness to work hard (or hire it out) you can create a desirable landscape that will enhance the curb appeal of your home, and its desirability.

DBI Kitchen and Bath

DBI Kitchen and Bath in Maryville, TN excels in both residential and commercial services.  Though our services are varied, they all come with the same promise of quality, dedication, and durability. As licensed and insured builders, we are experienced contractors with knowledge passed down from generations.

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We look forward to meeting with you about your desire for fall outdoor living spaces. We are also happy to provide a portfolio of past work and references. Call us today to set up a free estimate to start your dream kitchen and bath remodel!