Renovating your home can improve its aesthetic and functionality, boost property value, and strengthen your house against natural hazards. However, it can also be disruptive to your daily routines and lifestyle.
To help ease your family through the process, follow these tips from renovation experts. These easy ideas can make your living space feel fresh and new, from rearranging furniture to using unused paint.
Many homeowners find that they need more space or have a dream to transform a particular room in their house. Adding a home additions can make those dreams a reality. However, if your dreams become more expensive than you’d expected or material availability changes midway through the process, it’s essential to have a backup plan.
Homeowners often add bathrooms because their existing ones do not meet their needs. It may involve repurposing a closet or building an entirely new room. If you have a lot of people living in your home and want to ensure that everyone has easy access to a bathroom, it can be best to build a whole new room. It can also be a great way to increase the value of your property.
Having the right light fixture design in your bathroom renovations is essential. A well-thought-out lighting plan turns a simple bathroom into a spa, a bedroom into a boudoir, or even a bustling kitchen into a stylish tapas venue. The key is a layered look with ambient, task, and accent lighting. For this, you’ll want to consider a dimmer switch. And it’s important to remember that it’s not always about wattage but rather lumens (a measure of how much light a bulb produces). To determine how many lumens your space needs, multiply its square footage by 40.
We’ve created a lighting guide to help you make the perfect lighting scheme.
When you start painting and recarpeting, you will quickly discover that what you thought you wanted for a room may only work better once it’s on the walls. Having a clear idea of your design preferences and a specific time frame before meeting with an interior designer will help you avoid being talked into personal ideas that may not align with the overall renovation vision. If you decide to install new floors, hardwood, laminate, LVT, or carpet tile are all great choices. They add timeless beauty to any living space and offer a quick return on investment in increased home value.
A cabinet is a box-shaped furniture storage piece with several drawers or doors for clothing and other items. A taller cabinet with hanging clothes storage is called an armoire, or (in some countries) a wardrobe, or (if built-in) a closet. Frameless cabinets are made from artificial sheet materials like plywood, chipboard, or medium-density fibreboard. They are usually clad with a timber veneer or painted. If you’re attempting to renovate for maximum home value, pay attention to the trends in kitchens and bathroom, but be careful to do it, or you may detract from your property’s worth.
When the major remodeling work is complete, it’s time to add the little touches that make your home feel unique and personal. Small changes such as painting light switches or matching door knobs can significantly impact the look and feel of a renovation. Be careful not to overdo things and add features that are too trendy. It’s okay to modernize, but if it’s too much, you could limit your home’s resale value. For example, turning a wall into a chalkboard may seem like a great idea now, but it will only be functional when the kids grow up and leave the house. Keep a lid on fads and stick to items that appeal to the broadest range of buyers.