The possibilities are virtually endless with the improvements that can be made in your home. If you can dream it, it can probably be done. Your home should fit your lifestyle, your needs, and your tastes. Creating the interior that best suites you will allow for the greatest enjoyment. Finding creative ways to enhance the existing space within your home can oftentimes cost three times less than adding new space. So think about the space in your home. Are you maximizing it to the fullest?
Attics are often a forgotten space simply reserved for storage at best. But amazing things can be done with your attic space. Many people use the space to create an apartment-like space. It can include a bedroom, bathroom and living area. Sometimes this is done to create a private area for guests or maybe teenagers who are seeking a little more privacy.
Basements can greatly add to the usable footprint of your home. And the uses are plentiful. Many homeowners transform their dark and dank space into bright, airy gorgeous and functional rooms. Some common basement renovations include:
- Home offices
- Exercise rooms
- Laundry rooms
- Living areas
- Television/media space
- Man caves
- Game rooms
Built-ins can provide an elegant way to add both storage and interest to any room. Because they are custom-built they can be designed to fit the layout of the room and the use you desire. They are sleek and allow for maximize usage of space. Built-ins are most often found in family rooms, home offices, bedrooms and basements.
Once a room in the house where you are sure to keep the door closed, laundry rooms have evolved quite considerably. This space in the home is now often used in additional ways. Children's locker space is a popular use of this space and even reading and office areas.
Home offices are wildly popular remodels. In fact, it's not at all uncommon to see homes with multiple offices. Incorporating the latest technology, built-in furniture and storage, windows, and lighting can turn a standard room into a comfortable and productive space.
Open, airy floor plans are today's standard for the first floor of homes. Opening up walls and creating a contiguous area often between the kitchen and family room and even the dining room is a great way to maximize space in your home and create an inviting and functional flow to the space.
Under Staircase Reading Nooks
There's virtually not a space in your home that can't be leveraged. An under staircase reading nook is a great example of that. Creating functional and aesthetically pleasing space can add to the usability and attractiveness of your home. It can be a fairly simple and easy way to create a unique, designer look in your home.
Foyers are the space in your home where the initial impression is made on your guests. The colors, style, and design should reflect your personality and complement the rest of your home. Staircases, lighting, paint colors, built-ins and other design treatments can transform a purely functional space into a focal point of your first floor.
Sunrooms can add relaxing and functional space to your home. They are often a great way to add light to an otherwise dark space by incorporating lots of windows to allow natural sunlight to filter in. They can provide an ideal way to bring the outdoors in.
Preparing for Your Remodel
With any remodel, large or small, it's important to do a little homework before you begin. Determine the big picture goal of the project. What is it that you're trying to accomplish? Gather ideas and pictures from magazines and the internet. Make a list of your wants, needs, and priorities. Establish a budget. Determine timeline goals. Is there a particular event for which you'd like to have the space completed? And most importantly, schedule an appointment to get started. Remodeling is not something you want to do on your own. There are so many considerations that having the guidance of an expert will not only make the process easier but also a whole lot more fun.