When you decide you need a home upgrade and start looking at your options, it seems like only the wealthy can afford an upscale home or even a major remodel. But all you need is a single key change to make you feel like you’re in a completely different house. Here’s a few ideas for renovations you can do that will immediately alter the look and feel of your home.
Convert free space
A basement, cellar, or attic are square footage that’s often wasted as storage. Basements may seem musty, and attics trap heat, but some ventilation can change that. You’ll also need to consider things like water-proofing, insulation, electrical outlets, and sub-flooring. But when you’re ready, some drywall, carpeting, and lighting fixtures can transform the space to something your family will enjoy.
Bring nature inside
A solarium or conservatory can add a bright, inviting space to your home. All you need is plenty of glass to let in natural light. You can find kits in various styles using metal frames, or if you want to go all out even floor-to-ceiling insulated panes. This creates an open, pleasant, relaxing space with some healthy natural light. Adding some picturesque greenery or a private garden to your landscaping will enhance the experience.
Open the kitchen
You can completely transform your kitchen by knocking out a wall to open up the living area for traffic flow and a sense of more floor space. This can create a better atmosphere for holiday meals and other social occasions. If room outside allows, you could even knock out a wall to extend the kitchen several feet into the yard. This can create extra space for a cheery breakfast nook or dining table, so that your existing dining room can be repurposed.
If your roof is due to be replaced, or even if it needs several repairs, you might consider taking the opportunity to install new roofing. A roofing company like Leon Construction or a similar business can provide modern alternatives to traditional asphalt roofing, such as fiber cement tiles and modern rubberized or plasticized materials. Metal shingles come in a variety of sizes, materials, and textures or colors. They tend to last much longer than asphalt products. A new roof will not only transform your home’s look but provide lasting security against bad weather.
Whatever you think will get you closer to your dream home is what you should go with. Just be sure to comply with any local building codes, and call professional help if you’ve taken on more than you can handle.