Remodeling isn’t for everyone. It’s often more extensive than just making a couple of small changes on a quiet Sunday. Nevertheless, it can revitalize underused or dull spaces instead of feeling like you’ll need to go through the upheaval of moving again.
Here are 4 ideas to get you started.
Adding a Deck
Whether you’ve got an extensive backyard already or something smaller and more intimate, the backyard is often the most underused area of your property. Other than the kids running around outdoors, it can seem a bit neglected.
Adding a deck to your home can solve that problem. It will reduce the amount of weekend time needed to tend to the lawn too. Also, don’t forget those game day deck add-ons because a BBQ, comfortable seating, and other suggestions make all the difference.
Overhauling the Bathroom
When the bathroom is looking a bit staid and past its prime, it might be time to consider a complete remodel of it.
What would you love to have in there? A walk-in shower enclosure with see-through glass panels? Or a modern bathroom suite to completely replace the bathroom facilities?
How about the bathroom floor? Would a decorative tile floor and new mirrors coupled with upgraded illumination make a more pleasant morning? It’s all possible when you figure out what matters most to you.
Transform an Unused Bedroom into a Home Office
While working downstairs from the dining table might have initially been convenient when beginning to work from home, it’s probably long outlived its convenience.
Even if you’ve been putting it off, it may be the right time to create a home office in an unused spare bedroom. The dining table can be reclaimed once again and that will make family dinners (or having friends over) a doddle.
Don’t overcomplicate the switch to a home office setup. Ensure there are enough desk lamps or standing ones to provide sufficient illumination to comfortably stare at a computer screen. If you’ve got noisy neighbors or the new office will face out on to the road, it might be worth adding some noise dampeners to the walls or a rubber mat to the floor to deaden the sound a bit. You’ll be glad you did!
Reconfigure the Space Under the Stairs
In homes where the space beneath the stairs is unused, it’s worth reconsidering that.
If it acts as a walkthrough passageway to another room, then why not add a bookcase to make it more practical or potted plants to give it more life?
Alternatively, if it’s more like a cubbyhole with no walkthrough space, then create an area to hang coats, store umbrellas, or other assorted items. While it may not be an active living space per se, it can still be useful in its own right.
Not every remodeling idea is right for every home. Also, some are more overwhelming than others. So, tackle one that you feel is within your grasp and avoid overreaching. This way, you can grow your abilities as you go along.