11 Feb Fall in Love Again – With Your House
Do you remember when you fell in love with your house? Everything about the home was a new experience. When you walked into the kitchen, you envisioned yourself cooking for your family and hosting get-togethers with your friends. You also envisioned hosting sleepovers with your kids’ friends in the beautiful living room or basement.
Fast forward 5-10 years later, the kids are older – you’ve also updated your hairstyle 10 different times as well. Your home deserves an update too! Here are some ways you can recreate that original spark and fall in love with your home all over again.
Your Kitchen Leads the Way to the Heart
During parties and everyday living, the kitchen is often the central gathering place for your family and friends. People gravitate wherever the food is. Creating an open floor plan is great for entertaining by having the kitchen open up to the living space. Adding a center island will also increase storage space and functionality of your kitchen. Installing quartz or granite countertops while updating the flooring will also dramatically improve the look of your kitchen.
According to the Houzz.com study, a newly remodeled home can be good for your marriage, too. 84% of those surveyed found themselves choosing to spend more time at home post-remodel.
Make Room for His and Hers in The Master Bath
You’ve had a long day, you’re tired, and a trip to the spa just isn’t feasible. Imagine if you could recreate the spa experience in your very own master bath. Adding a steam shower will allow you and your family to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of steam for a fraction of the cost of building a sauna.
Other design trends include large tiled flooring, multi-head showers, universal design, frameless shower doors, and reconfiguring your cabinets for more storage.
Give Your Home a Facelift With an Addition
Adding an addition to your existing home is as beneficial as it is less expensive than purchasing a new home. Your home is in one of the top school districts so why move, when you can simply improve. Buying a larger house would mean moving farther out of town and having to cope with the city’s daunting traffic. If you have a single story ranch built in the 70’s – 80’s, an addition is the perfect way to transform your home into your true dream home.
Create Space for Family
The emergence of the media room has been beneficial to families by increasing family time with movie nights or gathering to watch a weekly show or sporting event.
Install a high end sound system, tiered seating, and wall sconces with dimmers to get that movie theater experience without the smell of old popcorn and the guy in the front row talking on his cell phone. If that’s not your idea of seating for watching the TV, use sofas centered around a big screen with a buffet table in the middle for awesome game day snacking.
Do you have extra family members staying frequently at your home and want your privacy back? Adding a basement in-law suite can eliminate that problem without causing a family feud. You can also turn your basement into a separate apartment with its own kitchen and full bathroom for those long-term house guests or when the kids move back in after college. Then they get to clean their own bathrooms and do their own dishes.
Remodeling a home can be a very personal experience. After all, no one knows your home better than you. That’s why if you are considering making your home even better by adding convenience and function to your lifestyle while adding value and beauty to your home, Hardin Builders, Inc. can make your remodeling dreams a reality.