Home renovations can be the perfect opportunity to design your dream home, or they can be waking nightmares. To ensure you get the most out of your home renovation, use these tips and tricks:
Tips for Your Kitchen Renovation
The two critical areas of any renovation are the kitchen, and the bathroom. In both cases you are going to need to work from function up. This means figuring out where the sink, fridge and freezer, dish washer, and so on need to go. Everything else should be built up around these.
Always consider these functions before you decide on aesthetics:
- How easy is it to walk around?
- How easy is it to access everything in your kitchen?
- Is it a social space?
- Is there enough storage for what you have/need?
- Are the sink/dish washer large enough for your family?
- Is the fridge/freezer big enough for your needs?
Tips for Your Bathroom Renovation
The same applies for your bathroom. In fact, it’s almost better to start with a great plumber like PlumbWize when it comes to designing your bathroom, so that you know the possible options with regards to changing the layout, and how much it would cost to make any significant changes (a tub to a walk-in shower, for example). Not only will you get a quote, you will be able to enjoy great ideas for a better bathroom so that you can then add storage solutions and aesthetic details to afterwards.
Tips for Your Storage
If there is one thing that will make a big difference in a home, it’s storage. Storage is important in the kitchen, the bathroom, the hallways, the bedrooms, and every other nook and cranny. We accumulate a lot of items over the years, and you shouldn’t have to be forced to choose between getting rid of these items and having a tidy, open-plan home.
To add more storage, look into custom storage solutions that work to add storage vertically and, more importantly, into the awkward nooks of your home. From there, see if you can choose furniture that has additional storage space.
Tip: to make a small space feel bigger, try to keep storage furniture off the floor. By using floating shelves or fixing storage units to the wall you can make the space feel bigger without sacrificing storage.
Tips for Interior Design
Interior design is so much more than the items that you buy and fill in your home. Custom solutions are often a lot cheaper than people think, especially compared to the pre-made pieces you can buy in store. They can also offer a better fit for your home and family. For example, instead of squishing a dining table into your kitchen, you could design your kitchen to include a breakfast nook that acts as the main dining area. This way you expand the kitchen naturally, save space, and make your home look elegant and refined.
A good way to take advantage of these secret possibilities is by drawing up a plan of your home’s rooms. Being able to visually move things around either on paper or with an interior design program can help you really design even standard rooms like the bedroom or living room into stunning locations.