5 Home Renovations You Should Consider

Posted by loTsvC on November 16, 2014 in House renovations | Short Link

5 Home Renovations You Should Consider

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If you are looking for a way to improve the value and aesthetics of your home, a renovation might be in order. There are several renovations you should consider that could improve your home rather than calling-in a renovations contractor.

Walk-In Closets

Walk-in closets are an ideal amenity in any home, although many home are limited to small closets. There are multiple reasons you should consider adding walk-in closets, especially in the master bedroom. First, you will enjoy the added space for your belongings and clothing, which can free up space in other areas of the home.

Most people find that a larger closet allows them to organize their clothing better and keep their closet looking neat. Another advantage to a walk-in closet is that the added space can increase the resell value of your home. Many people who are looking for a home prefer the additional space, especially married couples.

Separate Bathrooms

Whether you are a couple living together or are trying to improve the resell value of a home, two master bathrooms are ideal. Many couples find there is added peace and tranquility in their home when they can have the extra privacy of an added master bathroom. This can prevent situations of multiple people needed to use the bathroom at the same time, especially in the morning. Furthermore, each person can decorate and accessorize the bathroom to their liking, without complaints from their partner.

Updated Kitchen Cabinets

Renovating the kitchen can be an expensive endeavour, but there are several ways to renovate a kitchen without a complete overhaul. One way is to update the doors and hardware on the kitchen cabinets. If you are unsure of the best look for your kitchen, the look of wood for kitchen cabinets can easily match other decor in the kitchen, and is likely to please future owners of the home.

Brass or chrome hardware for the cabinetry can also give the kitchen an updated look. Simple changes and additions to the kitchen can prevent the cost and frustration associated with finding the right cabinets to fit the existing kitchen. Updating the kitchen sinks, faucets and appliance is a less expensive option to improve the kitchen.

Many people enjoy the look of stainless steel in the kitchen because it gives the entire kitchen a fresh and modern look. The shiny surface is also easier to clean, which will be appeal to anyone who spends significant time in the kitchen or enjoys cooking, but hates keeping the kitchen clean.

Better Flooring

Although many people prefer the traditional wood floor, there are advantages to using other materials for flooring. One such material is stamped concrete, which can be used to mimic many other materials and has better longevity. If you want an expensive material for flooring, but do not have the budget, consider having concrete floors installed that resemble the expensive material.
A popular flooring option, especially for bathrooms is heated flooring. Many people detest the feeling of a cold floor throughout their home in the winter, and heated flooring is a way to make the floor more comfortable. Since the types of heating for flooring have evolved, there are water-repellant variations that are safe to use in the bathroom. The idea of a heated bathroom floor is also a good selling point during the home buying process.

Multifunction Rooms

If you have a basement, shed, or other space that can be used for multiple purposes, this is a great renovation project. There are endless options for extra rooms, such as a place to watch sports away from the rest of the family, a craft room or art studio. If no such place exists on your property, adding an extra room or creating a detached space is a good renovation project.

When you are considering renovating or creating an area that can serve a purpose beyond the main living space, think of ways to keep the room multifunctional. You may need to add a small bathroom and need to run utilities to the area, such as electric or gas. Anticipating different ways that you can use the room can prevent the need to renovate the room again in the future, to serve a different purpose.

There are several ideal ways to renovate an existing home to make the area more comfortable and useful for you and your family. When you are considering renovation projects, think ahead to avoid making changes that can depreciate the value of your home.

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