Spring is here and there has never been a better time to give your home a well-deserved makeover. A full clean is a great place to start, but some things take more than a scrub to freshen up! If your kitchen is outdated, the bathroom needs some fixing or you just need more space, a renovation could be the answer.
Read on for the best spots to start, as well as a few clever ways to breathe new life into the home.
Begin in the bathroom
The bathroom is the most commonly renovated space in the home. Dating easily and also home to the most damage, the bathroom tends to need updating more often than other rooms and there is a lot to offer in way of new technology and trends. With this upgrade, you can enjoy your downtime in the shower more and increase your home’s value significantly.
The heart of the home
The kitchen! A hub within the home, this space sees a lot of foot traffic and like the bathroom, can date and build up damage quickly. Appliances age as technology improves and old trends lose their love. A renovation makes it easier for the whole family and adds significant value to the home.
A luxurious but sometimes necessary upgrade is that of the wardrobe. Many homes feature plain, inbuilt cupboards or cramped walk-in robes. Make the wardrobe a special place about you. Make it a little more lush. It could be cupboards with unique inserts, a walk-in robe with glass doors, or even just an adjoining space to the bathroom or bedroom that gives you room to grow. Whatever you choose, the wardrobe is a great place to renovate that adds value to the home and much-needed space.
From the foundation up
As renovations are most commonly in the bathroom and kitchen, it’s important to make sure the room is structurally sound. With so much use, as well as heat and moisture, it’s not uncommon for mould, water marks, timber rot and other problems to arise. Address these first before making aesthetic changes.
Small and even standard-sized windows can make a space feel closed in, dark and tiny. Open it up with larger windows, glass panels and bi-fold doors and see the instant change! Popular in kitchens, living rooms and the bedroom, large windows not only frame a nice view of the outside world, they help expand a space visually, lighting it up and tricking the eye into thinking there is more space than in actuality.
Add new life – literally!
There’s nothing like breathing fresh air into a space than adding plants! An affordable way to liven up a space and add a little extra to your renovations, plants are a great spring clean solution that can be done very cheaply.
As the hub of the home, the kitchen is a place you want family to congregate and the best way to encourage this is to have a place for people to stand or sit and relax. A breakfast bar is perfect for preparing meals, eating snacks or just chatting with whoever is working in the space. If you have enough space, a breakfast bar is a great renovation this spring.
There are lots of opportunities for renovations within the home that can add value and make it a more inviting space. If you’re not sure where to start or want to discuss your plans, why not call a consultant at Darren James today.