What To Do With Your Pittsburgh Bathroom?

Bathroom Remodeling Ideas in Pittsburgh

Remodeling your bathroom offers many different exciting possibilities and you don’t need to look very far for inspiration.  As a contractor we’re often shown photos in magazines, referred to different websites, and shown the ideas a homeowner has for their bathroom.  The good news is… If you’re talking to a competent contractor everything you want is probably possible… The bad news is, your budget needs to be realistic because high quality bathroom remodeling costs money.

What Will Remodeling My Pittsburgh Bathroom Cost?

Tile or Stone ShowerThat’s a good question and not something that can be answered over the Internet with much accuracy.  What we can tell you though, is that if you only have $2000 or less for your bathroom remodeling project, you’re not going to get very far.  New flooring, a new vanity and other small improvements will be it.  If you’ve been clipping out magazine photos and surfing the home improvement idea sites for your inspiration than you’re probably going to be in the ball park of a $10,000 – $25,000 bathroom depending on how elaborate you’d like to get with your material choices and extras.

One of the biggest contributors for cost with a bathroom remodeling project is the need to make sure everything is waterproof, especially if you’re having  a new tile or stone shower installed.  The failure to properly waterproof a bathroom remodeling project is often the cause of mold, mildew and other problems we don’t even want to talk about.

Bathroom Remodeling Ideas

If you want a total bathroom transformation then there are a few “must haves” for a modern bathroom.

#1.  His and Her Sinks:  If you have the space in your bathroom a new vanity with side by side sinks is a great way to lessen the morning rush and offer you and your spouse a more personalized bathroom experience.  Vanities can be elaborate with ornate wood work or they can be extremely simple and used for nothing more than counterspace and storage.

#2.  Heated Tile Flooring:  If you’ve felt the luxury of a heated tile floor beneath your foot, it’s not something you’ll ever forget.  In fact, it’s quickly becoming  a very popular bathroom remodeling project for homeowners who are doing a new tile floor because of it’s relatively low cost.  Unless you have a massive bathroom it’s likely more affordable than you think and offers a luxurious experience you’d expect to find at a spa or 5 star hotel.

#3.  Custom Tile or Stone Showers: Natural and luxurious are usually the first thoughts that come to mind when you see a tile or stone shower.  You’ve likely never stayed in a fancy hotel that didn’t make use of the beauty of these materials.  Tile or stone showers, granite bathroom countertops are all commonplace in luxurious hotel bathrooms so why not add it to yours?

 KBK Remodeling is a full service home remodeling contractor serving the Pittsburgh area.  We specialize in bathroom remodeling projects such as custom tile showers, new bathroom vanities and more.  If you’d like an estimate for your bathroom remodeling project don’t hesitate to contact us.

Remodeling Ideas For Your Pittsburgh Kitchen

Kitchen Remodeling IdeasNeed inspiration for your kitchen remodeling project?  There are many different ways to get ideas for your kitchen and if you’ve been living with the same kitchen for the last 10+ years then maybe it’s time you started to exploring some of them.

Here are a few kitchen remodeling ideas for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania homeowners who are looking to make a statement with their kitchen.

Skylights Will Brighten Your Kitchen Up

Skylights work great for a kitchen and will bathe the room in lots of natural light.  It also gives the allusion of more space.  A skylight will let the midday sun through when you’re making lunch and if you’re up early enough to see the sunrise you’ll be able to enjoy the natural beauty through the skylight as sit down and enjoy your morning coffee.  Skylights are usually a multi-day project for most home remodeling contractors.  Because you’re essentially cutting a giant hole in the roof of your home, weather is a concern, as well as making sure all flashing and sealants are in place to make sure your skylight doesn’t leak.  A roofing contractor is a good idea as well to make sure everything is sealed up and finished correctly.

Kitchen Islands For More Storage and Counterspace

Kitchen Islands can quickly add some usable storage space to an already full kitchen.  Never mind the storage space it will add most homeowners (kitchen lovers) are more excited about the extra counter space.  If you’re like most homeowners kitchen counter space is always prime real estate.  Kitchen Islands can be custom built or bought ready-to-go and generally a fairly simple install for most home remodeling contractors.  If you want to have plumbing or electrical in your Island then the installation can be a little more complicated.  The most enjoyable kitchens to work in usually include an Island.

Tile Backsplash

Tile Backsplash in Kitchen

New Kitchen Counter Tops Give An Immediate Facelift

New kitchen counter tops are a great visual and functional upgrade for your kitchen.  A common upgrade for homeowners who are looking for quick and affordable visual improvements, especially for resale of the home.  Kitchen counter tops come in a variety of materials from the affordable laminate counter tops everyone is familiar to the very luxurious granite and slate materials.  Installing new kitchen counter tops into your home can usually be completed within a day or two.  Obviously the contractor will need to come out ahead of time and do some accurate measuring to quote you an accurate price.

Create More Kitchen Space

Do you need more space in your kitchen?  Do you have a wall that could come down, or an adjoining room/space you aren’t using?  Every situation is different but a good home remodeling contractor will be able to offer suggestions on how to achieve this in your home.  In some cases it’s as simple as taking down a wall, in others you may have structural or code concerns that come into play.  You also always have the option of expanding outward if the kitchen has 1 or 2 exterior walls but this obviously adds to the expense of the project.

KBK Remodeling provides kitchen remodeling services to homeowners throughout the Pittsburgh area of Pennsylvania.  If you are interested in remodeling your kitchen and would like a Free Estimate then please give us a call today.