Have you spent all year compiling ideas for your next small or large home project? You may not be ready to completely remodel your house, but that’s okay.
If all your ideas are stuck in Pinterest, it’s time to pick which project you’re ready to start and get rolling. If you want a new look for your home in 2018 but you’re not sure how to remodel a house, keep reading.
Determining your budget is the first step to planning your next project. Whether you’re ready for the built in bookshelves to tie your family room together, or your kitchen cabinetry is in need of an upgrade, budget is key.
Remodeling on a Budget
For a budget-friendly fix, try painting. Pick up a few gallons of a neutral color and paint your outdated or drab space with it. Also consider metallic tones (especially popular this year) with stenciling or even wall decor, such as abstract wrought iron art. The neutral base offers a great backdrop for your new decor.
Another budget friendly space upgrade is bringing the outdoors inside. This can be achieved by purchasing wallscape planters, like these glass succulent planters from Amazon. The glass planter offers a chic and natural pop of color from the plants without taking away from other household decor.
Looking to upgrade a guest bathroom without sinking a ton of money into it? Try wall sconces or other ambient lighting solutions to brighten up the bathroom or powder room. Mount two sconces on either side of the mirror at eye level to achieve this upgrade.
Ready to really upgrade your house with structural remodeling projects? If so, it’s best to consult with a professional and hire a general contractor to remodel your house.
Although there are some easy DIY solutions, most major remodeling projects are best left to the experts. Here are some projects to consider that will enhance the value, and your enjoyment of your home:
If you’re like most people, you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, so perhaps it’s time for upgraded cabinetry to offer more space and ease of use.
Working with a designer and utilizing Pinterest or Houzz for upgraded kitchen storage ideas can help you get started on you new cabinetry project.
If most of your small appliances (i.e. Kitchenaid) can be found hanging out on your counters, under the counter storage is a must. A lazy susan or blind corner cabinet can help keep the counter clear for prep work and/or serving during the holidays.
A current home trend is sliding barn doors in the interior. Not only are they functional, they offer a rustic touch to your space.
If you’re looking forward to spending time outside this summer, a new deck or patio is a great addition. Outdoor living spaces are enticing to potential buyers, and can help boost your home’s value. But more importantly, you’ll find yourself enjoying it more than just about any room in the house.
Looking for a way to save on energy this holiday season? New windows can help with energy efficiency as well as help reducing noise.
Additionally, you always want to keep the elements outside. If your home still has single pane windows, you’re likely allowing in the cold, heat, and other outdoor elements that should stay there.
When it comes to remodeling your home, the possibilities are endless. If you need help narrowing down your list, determining costs, and selecting a project that will give you the most bang for your buck, contact us.
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