Kitchen Renovation Vs. Bathroom Renovation – Which One Is Better?

Kitchen Renovation Vs. Bathroom Renovation – Which One Is Better?

Kitchen Renovation Vs. Bathroom Renovation – Which One Is Better?

Are you thinking about renovating the kitchen and bathroom for your Milwaukee home but don’t know which one will provide a better return on investment when it comes time for you to sell your home?

If so, you’ve come to the right place. There’s no doubt that both kitchen and bathroom renovations can cost thousands of dollars that’s why in this article we will break down which renovation is best for you based on time of renovation and your current situation in life.

Kitchen Vs. Bathroom Remodels Explained

Although it’s common for many people to recommend remodeling a kitchen vs. bathroom the reality is that few people actually talk about which renovation is more expensive. 

The answer to which renovation is more expensive is the bathroom. 

On a national average*, minor mid-range kitchen remodels run about $19,000 and major remodels go for $57,000. 

Using the same set of data, minor mid-range bathroom remodels cost about $17,000.  Major bathroom additions–this means adding 48 sq. feet of all-new space–cost about $40,000.

Which Renovation Is Less Disruptive?

Answer:  Kitchen, barely

This is a close call, since eating and bathing (plus all those other unmentionable bathroom-related activities) are equally important. 

But if you had to do without one of these rooms for one month, you could live without the kitchen.

 You do have alternatives, such as restaurants, fast-food, delivery, or a microwave and hot plate. 

But when the bathroom is gone, there are no options.  Even if the work contract called for a portable toilet–not likely in a mid-range kitchen or bath remodel–you would still need to find a way to bathe.

Which Renovation Is Faster?

Answer:  Bathroom

At a minimum, count on about 18 days for a mid-range bathroom remodel.  For kitchens, This Old House’s Tom Silva estimates that the “best case scenario” is one month, with a more realistic time frame being 2 to 6 months.

Which Renovation Is Better Before Reselling Your Home?

Answer:  Kitchen

Kitchen is the “heart of the home” and it is also the heart of the home sale. 

It is no mistake that, after the exterior, the next picture on real estate websites is of the kitchen.  In addition, the kitchen is usually where the Realtor sets up camp during open houses.  This means that the kitchen becomes the locus, the visual focal point, for buyers.

According to Consumer Reports, 52% of real estate professionals consider the kitchen the most important room to influence a house sale versus 42% who consider the bathroom to be the most important room.

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