Home renovation is costly but these additions would basically pay for it in the long run since renovations and additions could increase the value of the home. The need for living space is increasing as the family grows and the children grow up who need their own space. But, if you are a smart homeowner, you could have your additional spaces without having to break the bank since there are minimal additions that could be a “do it yourself” project for an afternoon.
House renovations at times even exceeded the cost of the main house because the value of materials is increasing. This should not deter you in considering adding more spaces to your home.
Remodelling Your Bedroom
Remodelling your bedroom need not be costly and the bedroom demolished from the beginning. Simple renovation is enough to spruce up the bedroom, new wallpaper or a repaint of the walls. Refurbish old furniture to make them look new. Install glasses and mirrors. Hang new artworks and install window fixtures. However, if you want to add more square footage to your bedroom, home additions like walk-in closets are the perfect project for remodelling a bedroom.
Remodelling Your Kitchen
A kitchen renovation is expensive but there are projects that are worth the money and there are those that are not worth the hype. One of those worthy additions is a second sink especially if you are always entertaining guests. A second sink is handy for easier preparation of food, washing utensils and dishware and other arrangements necessary for parties. A wine fridge is something you could skip since your household refrigerator would do in chilling your wines.
Remodelling Your Bathroom
Renovating your bathroom usually involves retiling and re-grouting since the tiles usually show the tell-tale signs of wear and tear. Installing new tiles also instantly transform and improve the look of your bathroom. If you also have space and the resources, adding a bathtub and a shower box or shower cubicle would definitely revamp your bathroom’s look and value.
There are other additions you could get done at your home if you don’t have them yet such as a mudroom. A mudroom would help your family members, guests and visitors shift from coming from outdoors into entering your home by hanging their coats and removing their dirty footwear. You could enclose your patio to have a bit of privacy and a place where you could also entertain guests even during warmer or colder months. If you need another room, for example, a home office, build one over the garage. Of course, this addition would be pricier compared to other additions and you have to make sure that your home’s foundation is sturdier to bear the additional weight of another room above the garage.
If you feel like your home could undergo any renovations and remodelling, plan ahead so no time, effort and money is wasted. Projects that could be DIY could help save you money but for more complex and complicated projects, better leave them to professionals.