Manage Your Dollars and Sense During a Kitchen & Bath Remodeling Project

Monday, November 14, 2016

Taking on a home remodeling project of any scale can be one of the most challenging, yet rewarding, experiences a homeowner will undertake. With countless design choices, layers of dust and a revolving door of workers, just thinking about it can send even the most laid -back person to bed with a mind-numbing headache. Whether it’s truly your blood, sweat and tears going into the remodel or just in theory letting professionals take the lead, there’s no doubt about it, remodeling is complicated. The silver lining, however, is the sense of accomplishment and homeowner pride once the project is complete and your design dreams are realized.

Importance of working with a professional

One of the best ways to keep stress at a manageable level is by working with a professional. This especially holds true when planning for a kitchen or bathroom remodel — two of the most trafficked areas of your home with the highest potential for return on investment. Working with a professional can make the remodel process much smoother by avoiding budget pitfalls, schedule delays and a crushed design dream.

Setting the budget

Nowhere will professional help pay off more than in setting the budget. If you’ve never done a major remodel, you probably don’t know how much to budget for. Or, perhaps you have a budget in mind and need help knowing where to save and when to splurge. RHI’s design team will make this process much easier for you. Throughout the design and installation, we can work within your budget parameters, specify the best products and alert you of potential overages before it’s too late.


With so many choices of cabinets, countertops, tile, fixtures, etc., it is VERY easy to walk out of a big box store more confused than when you walked in. A functional and expertly designed kitchen or bath is a beautiful thing, but can be a challenge getting there without experienced help. RHI employs one of the best designers in the area, with over 20 years of design work in the kitchen & bath remodeling field, RHI will help with planning, layout and provide computerized drawing so you can visual your finished space before a hammer is even swung.

Doing the legwork

We’ve all heard the old adage, “measure twice; cut once.” Knowing how to take the right measurements is imperative in a successful remodeling project. The wrong measurement can set off an unfortunate chain reaction of very costly events. RHI is skilled in this area and constantly checking every detail from beginning to end to ensure the job is done right the first time so there aren’t delays in the schedule.

Realizing your dreams

Eventually your remodel will be complete and you’ll no longer have to make do with your makeshift kitchen in the family room or fight with family members for time in your only functioning bathroom. After the dust has settled, the end result should be a beautiful space you and your family can enjoy for years to come. And, if you worked with a knowledgeable professional, you are left with both your dollars and your sense.

About Matt

Matt Rothgangel is the owner of RHI, LLC and a Metro St. Louis native. He started RHI, LLC in 2008 during a time when remodeling and home prices were at all time lows. This did not deter him, his philosophy was simple: “Do a fantastic job for every customer and they will in turn refer your name along.” That business approach worked and still holds true today, as the majority of jobs are received from referrals.

We have our dream kitchen thanks to RHI, I will definitely call them again for future remodel projects.

» Beth H., Webster Groves, Kitchen