The first part of the home that is attacked in home improvement is the bathroom and the kitchen. This is because these are the parts of the home that witnesses the most wear and tear with excessive daily use. It is a necessity for everyone to visit and use the bathroom at least twice a day while a person’s cooking is all done in a kitchen where all the appliances and worktables will be used.
With bathroom home improvement, there may be a need of changing the tiles, fixtures and other accessories of the bathroom. While kitchen repair involves the changing of tiles, sinks, worktables and of course, a new coat of paint. You can save a lot of time and money by thinking of some ideas for bathroom home improvement and kitchen repair instead of leaving it all to the designer. You first have to measure the bathroom and kitchen, and draw them to scale on a sheet of square paper. Measure the distance between walls, floor and ceiling and size of windows. Once you have this rough scale, you can start redesigning the bathroom and kitchen.
Though magazines and bathrooms provide ideas for redesigning the bathroom and kitchen, the ideas may not always be practical or realistic. Use these ideas only as a base for you to develop your ideas on. It proves to be useful to use a digital camera to record the bathroom and kitchen for filing in the computer for future reference. You will never know when you find alterations and savings in redesigning that you were not aware of before.
Make it a point to visit friends and visit their kitchen and bathroom, and ask questions on what they like and dislike in the bathroom and kitchen. You can then get a feedback on some products and alterations you may have thought of adding to your kitchen and bathroom. If there are some designs and ideas that appeal you, make a note of them for further reference.
You could also use the help of real estate agents to get ideas for your bathroom and kitchen by having them take you to properties with new or newly built bathrooms. Of course, it proves to be better to not tell them the actual reason for you to see the bathrooms and kitchens. Instead, tell them that you are interested in living in a property with a great bathroom.
Visiting showrooms also gives you ideas on bathroom improvement and kitchen repair. On visiting the showroom, you can get an idea of how and what you want the bathroom to look like. Take some digital pictures of the showroom as they prove to be rather helpful to you when making buying decisions in the future. When in the showrooms, collect their brochures and note the items you are interested in and their prices for future use when buying fixtures.
Then of course, you can use the internet to find out about specifications about products, contractors and ideas on bathroom home improvement and kitchen repair. You are bound to find some ideas and concepts that prove to be both attractive and economical to you.