Every home can be considered a “work in progress.” During the house hunting process, you probably considered many homes that you knew you would be fixing up. The house you settled on might’ve needed improvements that weren’t preventing you from moving in. Now that you’ve been living in your home for a while, it’s time to take on those renovations. Which remodeling project should you focus on first? Consider the following choices.
Kitchens are the heart of any home. This room is the central meeting place in the morning for the family. The kitchen is where the plans for the day ahead are shared. Later, the kitchen becomes the place where the day’s events are recounted while dinner is being made. Many kitchens also serve as the primary family eating area. This is why you want to create a space that’s open and functional. To achieve that goal, you might have to knock down a wall. Kitchen remodel designs can also involve adding a central island or replacing the countertops and cabinets.
Bathrooms are one of the most popular rooms to renovate, and one that potential buyers will keep an eye on. It will also add value to your home whether you’re selling your property or sticking around for a few more years. For your bathroom remodel, you might opt to replace the old tub with a glass enclosed walk-in shower. Adding a skylight can bring in natural light in the morning, which would be a great environment for getting ready for the day.
The backyard of a home can be the extension of the family’s living space. There are many options for backyard remodels. These can include building an outdoor kitchen and dining area. Depending on the position of the house, it might be a good choice to build a screened-in sun porch. Your backyard patio can flow from a wooden deck attached to the house out to a lush garden area. This can become your own private oasis.
When planning out your remodeling project, you’ll want to interview at least three contractors to find the right fit. It will also help to have a budget that you can stick to without going over. Any remodeling project is going to cause disruptions for the family, but the results will be well worth the effort.
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