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Should You Renovate Your Bathroom or Kitchen First?

Looking into remodeling your home but aren’t sure where to start? A kitchen or bathroom remodel may be a great option to transform your Seattle home. The remodeling team at Heartwood Builders can give you tips and ideas to help you decide which room to start with. Read below to see design ideas from Heartwood Builders to help you get started. 

Want to begin building your dream home? Contact us online or call (206) 632-0310 to learn more and start creating your dream home today!

Remodeling Your Kitchen

Do you want to renovate your kitchen but are unsure what it needs? Heartwood Builders offers a few creative ideas to brighten your kitchen

  • Adding a kitchen island can allow for extra seating AND storage space!
  • Update your cabinet space. (Heartwood Builders has the best contractors in Seattle and can accommodate based on your style of choice.) 
  • Adding/Changing your backsplash is a great way to compliment any kitchen. 
  • Creating a space for your guests can make the room more inviting. 
  • New flooring and paint are the best way to give your kitchen a brand-new look!

Remodeling Your Bathroom

Planning out how you want to renovate your bathroom can be difficult considering you have minimal space to work with in many cases. No matter, Heartwood Builders has a few ideas that can help your bathroom feel cozier. 

  • A new countertop can add character to your bathroom. 
  • Make that small space bigger! Try expanding it
  • Artistic tiles along the bathroom wall can vastly improve the appearance. 
  • A new paint color can change any mood. 

Which Should You Do First?

When planning your renovations, you should consider three concepts: Cost, resale value, and convenience. 


If the cost is something you are concerned with, going for the bathroom remodel would be more financially beneficial. Because the square footage is much smaller than a kitchen in most cases, it wouldn’t matter if you’re planning a lower budget or high-end remodeling. Heartwood Builders considers Seattle’s expensive water usage when renovating bathrooms. They will help you save money on your water bill by installing low-flow shower heads and water-efficient toilets!

Resale Value

If you’re considering putting your home up for sale, a kitchen remodel would have a higher return investment compared to a bathroom remodel. 

Kitchens are where we spend a good portion of our time at home. Initially, this means potential buyers would be more drawn to a newly remodeled kitchen space. Depending on the size of your remodel, you can potentially gain back between 60-80% of what you put into your renovations. Our team at Heartwood Builders will work with you on what kind of style you want for your kitchen that can help put some of that money back in your pocket. 


Another important factor to consider when choosing whether to remodel your bathroom or kitchen first is which room would be less inconvenient for you to temporarily not have access to. 

When considering a bathroom remodel, it’s a no-brainer to remodel this room first if you have another bathroom in your home. However, things become more complicated if that’s your only one. Contractors will usually reset your toilets so you can use them once they’re done working, although you won’t have access to them during their shift.

A kitchen remodel can be even more inconvenient regardless of how large your renovation is. When considering a kitchen remodel, it’s best to think of temporary options while the contractors are at work; this means picking the right time of year to start renovating. 

Seattle’s Premier Home Remodelers 

Whether you decide to remodel the bathroom or kitchen in your Seattle home, you have a trustworthy team of contractors on your side. Heartwood Builders has everything you need when it comes to cost, energy efficiency, resale value, and above all else, the style that fits you. 

Don’t let the idea of home remodeling stress you out! Contact us online or call (206) 632-0310 to begin your journey of a stress-free renovation. 

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