While renovating your home might be the solution to all your problems related to space and design – or may help you sell your home if your renovating for profit – sometimes it can be difficult to rein in your ideas and focus on what would actually work best for your home.
With this in mind, here are some ideas to help you narrow down your options and create a wonderful home for you and all your family to enjoy, or a home that you can sell for a profit:
Give your bathroom or kitchen a makeover
While these renovation projects are undoubtedly the most expensive, they are often the ones that have the most impact, both in terms of enjoying a home, and selling it.
Many homes have cramped, dingy and poorly functioning bathrooms and/or kitchens, and while you can go all out and completely remodel both rooms for maximum impact, you can also make some smaller, more cost-effective changes such as updating the lighting, replacing the fixtures and fittings or changing the cabinets. Whatever your budget, renovating these rooms is almost always the best way to bring value to your home.
Consider replacing the roof
The roof might not be the first thing you think of when planning to renovate your home, but a roof can make a lasting impression on any home, and can help keep it protected for many more years to come. If your roof is old, leaking and generally in need of repair, then you can dress up the rest of your home in whatever way you choose, but a tired roof will always let it down.
Replace your front door
This is undoubtedly not a large renovation project to undertake, but could be paired with some other improvements to your home, to make it look more appealing and welcoming overall. Since your door is often seen in close detail by anyone visiting your home, and can certainly be seen from the curbside, it pays to invest in a smart one that matches the style of your home.
One trend that is proving to be continually popular, is barn doors; installing these on a home (providing it will look appropriate considering the style of your home) can give it an immediate rustic or modern look, depending upon the size and style you choose.
Change your sink
You’d be surprised just what a difference a modern, updated sink can bring to a kitchen, and replacing it with a new model is almost a sound investment. Let’s face it, not only are sinks often a focal point in a kitchen, but they get used a lot, so it pays to have one that is a pleasure both to use, and look at. Again, as part of a more detailed home renovation project, an upgraded sink could be a significant improvement to your home.