Small Home Renovations That Can Make a Big Impact
Often, when homeowners hear the words “home renovation” they think of huge projects that require excessive amounts of time and big budgets. They might also think about the inconvenience of being displaced from their home before settling on the fact that “maybe now isn’t the right time” or “we just can’t afford to do that”.
But not all home renovations have to fall into this category. In fact, there’s a range of small home renovations that can have a big impact and effectively achieve your desired goals for your home.
The living room is a gathering place for the entire family, it’s where we’ll spend hours of our time after work watching TV or chatting. Deciding to make changes to this place first and foremost makes logical sense because we spend so much time there its instantly going to influence how we perceive our own home.
The living room is also usually located near the front of the house, it’s also a place where we’ll spend time entertaining friends therefore deciding to renovate your living room can really influence how others see your home too.
A great renovation idea to transform your living room area is to consider adopting an open floor plan. Traditionally rooms were built quite tight to conserve energy however these days new home buyers expect large, light filled rooms. So, if you have an adjoining room that you don’t mind sacrificing consider removing an interior non-load bearing wall. You’ll be absolutely amazed at the results!
Other living room renovations that can have a big difference might include adding new windows, updating your flooring or even refreshing the entry room door.
The kitchen is the heart of your home. Its where strong family bonding occurs and where some of our first childhood memories are formed. Its also where functionality is first and foremost.
Consider installing a breakfast bar in your kitchen, while you may lose out on space you’ll gain massively in storage as well as create a new place to dine.
If you’re renovating your kitchen you can’t look past the cabinetry and hardware and being able to find things quickly and easily is essential. New cabinetry will give your kitchen a fresh feel and will also boost the functionality of the space.
While you’re at it why not update your kitchen splash-back? Choosing the right splash-back will influence the feel and size of the space. If you’re working in a small kitchen, consider a mirrored splash-back to open up the perceived size of the space.
When it comes to small home renovations projects, updating your bathroom is one of the best ways to refresh and update the functionality of your home. Almost all of us desire a bathroom that has luxurious and calming qualities and the reality is that it can be achieved without blowing the budget.
Consider updating your taps and where possible opt for wall mounted taps. This will allow you to save on space and include a narrower sink meaning wider walkways. There’s also a huge range of new hardware that incorporates new designs that will increase the functions at your disposal as well as the aesthetic of the space.
The bathroom is also where you may want to update your lighting options. Automation is now more accessible than ever before and will mean you never have to worry about leaving lights turned on and saving energy. You might also want to consider installing strip lighting to illuminate the space which provides enough light before bed and first thing in the morning.
Perhaps most importantly, you’ll want to update your shower. There’s a barrage of shower design options in the market right now so you’re guaranteed to find one that you like and most importantly suits your everyday habits. Seats and benches in showers are becoming increasingly popular for those of us who like to slow down and relax in the shower.
Finally, bedrooms are the place where we decide to rest our heads every night. Renovating your bedroom can instantly influence your mood and the quality of sleep you get each night. You’ll also reap the benefits of updating the functionality of this space.
Similarly, to your living room if you have a neighbouring room that you’re prepared to lose consider expanding your floor plan and removing a non-load bearing wall. This will turn your bedroom into a master bedroom instantly. It also provides the opportunity to begin planning for an ensuite and walk in wardrobe.
Renovating your bedroom is also the perfect opportunity to tear down those tired wall papers. Consider giving the space a fresh coat of paint or even look at adding wall features such as spaced beams to match the new aesthetic.
Adding new windows might also be a great option if you’re looking for more natural light and give the space a lighter feeling. Floor to ceiling windows break down the barrier between outside and inside and will effectively reduce your reliance on other sources of lighting.
As you can see there’s a vast range of small home renovations at your disposal that will help transform your home and add value without having to overhaul your entire property.
If you’re considering a custom home renovation for your home, Nexus Homes Group has an experienced team of design specialists who are available to help unlock your current home’s potential.
To find out more about the Nexus Home renovation process or to explore your options contact us today and sit down for a free consultation with our director Matt who will help find the right solution for your home.