Home Remodeling In Style: 6 Creative & Fresh Tips
Whether you’re looking for ways to spruce up the home you’ve been living in for years or have just purchased a new home and want to add some character to it, you’ve likely considered doing some remodeling. There are a number of ways you can show your creativity with a home remodeling project, and these are just a few ways to make your house one of a kind.
Add a Large Kitchen Island
Remodeling your kitchen to feature a large island in the center of the room can make the space more inviting and efficient. A center island makes it easier to move around the kitchen, and the counter space allows you to organize your dishes and accessories in a visually appealing way. It’s also ideal to add drawers and shelves to the island for storing pots, pans and recipe books. The wood for the island should coordinate with the cabinets in the kitchen, and you can add a built-in cutting board in the island to prepare meals with ease.
Create An Additional Room
A room addition not only creates more space in the home, but also adds value to your property. Before hiring a contractor to assist you with this project, think about the function(s) you want the room to serve. For instance, if you’re building a guest room, consider having a small bathroom constructed for the room as well. If the new space will serve as a playroom for your children, built-in shelves for books and toys are both practical and attractive.
Refinish the Countertops
New countertops can immediately change the look of a room and make the space appear more refined. If you have dark wood in your bathroom, marble countertops that include black and dark gray lend sophistication to the space. To complement the light-colored wood in the kitchen, granite countertops that feature shades of tan and cream are particularly attractive. Choose material that is both porous and attractive so that the countertops won’t collect too much moisture.
Replace the Bathtub
You can remodel the bathroom significantly simply by adding a new bathtub. A marble bathtub gives the bathroom an exotic and Old World feel, and can complement the marble floors in the room. A free-standing bathtub lends vintage style to the bathroom, and a gold or silver shower head that matches the legs of the bathtub is a nice finishing touch.
Paint the Exterior
One of the best ways to enhance the look of your home is to give the exterior a fresh paint job. If you have large flowers and plants in the front and backyard that are warm colors (e.g. red or orange), painting the home a neutral warm color like beige or light brown is appealing. If you prefer cool tones and your exterior doors or decks are painted in black or blue, a dark gray paint shade is best.
Create Outdoor Tranquility
Remodeling the outside of your home will also make the property more attractive and can make it easier to sell your house if you decide to put it on the market. Work with a contractor to create a small man-made lake in your backyard, and make pathways of large stone to add texture to the landscape. A gazebo in the front or backyard will make your home’s exterior more welcoming and you can even work with a landscaper to add fruit or flower trees to the yard for a relaxing garden feel.
These remodeling ideas can make a big difference in the way you see your home. When you’re especially comfortable in your home, you’re likely to feel a sense of satisfaction, particularly if you’ve had a hand in remodeling the home yourself. Making significant changes to your home can also serve as a way to make you and your loved ones more comfortable and increases the chances that you’ll create even more fond family memories.