Top Reasons a Home Renovation is Exactly What You Need


July 29 2016

Aside from the fact renovating your home will increase its value, it also gives you the opportunity to update your home and make each room more functional and more energy efficient. We’re featuring a guest article this week from Home Improvement Leads, packed with some of our favorite remodeling ideas and why they’ll make your home more enjoyable than ever.

Tannen 15Renovating for Extra Space

For many homeowners, there never seems to be enough storage space. While the garage may serve as a workshop or a place to store seasonal items and outdoor equipment, there are other available areas just waiting for a renovation.

For homes with a basement or walk-in attic, these two areas are hidden gems that can be turned into a spare bedroom, office, rec room, or efficiency apartment. Adding extra usable square footage also increases the property’s value.

Refreshing RenovationsTannen 11

When you’ve lived in a home for a long time, it’s only natural to feel like the thrill is gone. You’re so used to looking at the same wall colors, fixtures, floor coverings, and layout, the only thing you see are stale and tired looking rooms. Sometimes, all it takes is a little facelift to get you excited about your home again. There are plenty of ways to freshen up your space, even if you’re on a budget. Easy fixes that won’t break the bank include painting the walls and baseboards in a cheerful new color, replacing countertops and kitchen hardware, installing new sink fixtures, and upgrading the lighting.

Railey 21Functional Renovations

If there’s one room in the house that is the focal point or gathering spot for friends and family, most often the kitchen, this should be the first area to renovate. This is the “heart” of your home and should be as comfortable and aesthetically pleasing as possible.

For families with young children, if your intention is to raise your children in your current home, don’t wait to update. Consider the future as now and keep your home up-to-date with current trends. As your children get older, your home will be in sync with the latest styles, technology, and state-of-the art features.

The bathroom is another area that can always benefit from a renovation project. Although everything may be running smoothly, freshen it up with new recessed lighting, decorative shelves and mirrors, new fixtures, and an energy-efficient, water-saving toilet.

Money Saving Renovations

The term “going green” is everywhere and that can include your home. Not only are you helping save the planet’s resources, you’ll pocket savings every month. Consider a renovation project to install energy-efficient windows, solar panels (or a solar water heater), or a new eco-friendly roof.

Renovating your home with a few simple projects may be all that’s needed to reignite your love for your home all over again. So get started on your updates, and get ready to become more of a homebody than ever before.