After a long day at work, it’s great to come back to a home that looks beautiful inside and out. Make it a place that works well for your family and your guests. Unless you designed it from the ground up, you probably have a list of things that you want to change. Unless it’s brand new, there are probably sections that need a refresh. You can tackle all of these through strategic home renovations. Below are some suggestions on how you can make different parts of the house look nicer:
Bathrooms are typically small and dark but they don’t have to feel that way. Clean it up and remove any clutter so you can move around freely. Paint the upper walls and ceiling with a light color. Switch to light-colored tiles if you can afford it. Add natural and artificial lights to make it brighter inside. Install an exhaust fan if you don’t already have one. Update the fixtures and do all necessary plumbing repairs to make everything functional again.
Make sure that you have enough storage space for tools and ingredients. Add more cabinets if you need to while maximizing the vertical space along the walls. Update the countertops if they look old and worn. Natural stone looks best but wood and composite material can be appealing as well. Make sure that the backsplash matches the counters. You might also repaint the cabinets and get shiny new handles for the drawers. A lovely kitchen will make you look forward to cooking every day.
3. Living Room
You will entertain a lot of guests in the living room so make it presentable. Consider making one side a feature wall, usually the one where the TV is located. Paint it a different color from the rest of the room so it stands out. Wallpaper and interior siding work well, too. Add dimmable lights so you can adjust the mood of the space depending on your activities. Use indoor plants for décor.
The first thing that people will see when they drive to your house is the façade. Ensure a good first impression. A fresh coat of paint can do wonders. If you have brick walls, then pressure washing can remove stubborn dirt and bring out the original color. You might also want to replace the exterior window trims if the old ones have cracked, warped, or decayed. Match the style of the home’s architecture for best results.
5. Outdoor Deck
Build an outdoor deck if you don’t have one yet. It adds more living space that you can use for relaxation, entertainment, grilling, and a whole lot more. When the weather’s fine, your family is likely to spend many hours in this backyard haven.
Don’t worry if you your funds can’t cover them all at once. You can do these changes slowly starting with your top priorities. Watch as your house transforms into your dream space one section at a time.