Home improvement projects often involve updating an existing kitchen and bathroom. These projects not only add more resale value to the home than they cost, but they make the home more livable for the current owner. While kitchen remodels can be very extensive due to the size of the room and the components involved, a bathroom remodel is typically easier and less costly. Sometimes the most obvious improvement in a bathroom is the new vanity and countertop.
First time home buyers are not always able to buy a new or recently updated home, so they end up purchasing an older home with the intention of investing some sweat equity in order to get the features they want. These home improvement projects may involve completely updating existing bathroom or they may decide to add a bathroom to the master bedroom or other bedrooms. The extent of work completed by the homeowner will vary according to the size of the project, their skill and also their knowledge of construction. Quite often the best choice for a new homeowner wishing to update their home is to hire a professional contractor in spite of the additional expense.