A Few Design and Remodel Tips for Your Home This Winter
If you’ve been putting off renovating your home, it’s time to begin the process. The cold temperatures may have you feeling less than productive but remodeling in winter has several advantages. Many contractors have free time at this time of the year and they’ll be looking for new projects. And because demand is lower, their prices are likely to be reduced. Hardware stores may also have more options in stock since fewer people are shopping. That’s not all. People working in government offices are also slowing down so if you need to apply for permissions, you should do so now.
Here are some of the things you can do during the colder months to upgrade your home.
1Modernize Your Flooring
Your floors contribute significantly to the overall look of your home so you may want to give them a significant overhaul. One of the key things you need to bear in mind is which flooring material you should choose for each room. Many people love the warmth and comfort of carpet but you wouldn’t want to place it in rooms which get wet or damp. Meanwhile, porcelain tiles are durable and easy to clean but they are difficult to install. If you decide to get them, you must factor in the cost of hiring a professional tiler.
2Get Creative with Your Lighting
Lighting plays a big role in the ambiance of your home, both internally and externally. In addition to the usual ambient lighting you need to navigate each room, you should consider accent and task lighting. Accent lights can be used to emphasize high ceilings or draw attention to a piece of artwork. Task lighting gives you just enough light for cooking, reading, doing makeup or other specific activities. You can go even further and get custom neon signs made for the exterior of your home. These bright lights set your house apart from others in the neighborhood. They also allow you to personalize your property even further.
3Show Off Your Family’s Style with Your Front Door
Your front door says a lot of about you and your family. If you’re looking to make a small design change to your home, consider investing in a new door. If you’re traditional, you can’t go wrong with a classic wooden door. The decorative glass may be better for a more sophisticated household and if you want something rustic and creative, a sliding door is an option. You can also choose from durable steel doors and fiberglass designs which look like wood.
4Jazz Up Your Master Bedroom
There’s a lot you can do to turn your master bedroom into a real sanctuary that’s cozy and conducive to rest. You can knock down an interior or exterior wall to create more space or even add another story. If you can’t physically make the room bigger, you can have lots of fun with the space you have. You can install new floors, create an accent wall, expand your closet or modernize the attached bathroom. Just make sure you don’t create an overstimulating room.
5Create a Kitchen Fit for a Chef
A modern kitchen can increase the value of your home. However, it can be quite expensive to complete. Regardless of the look, you’re going for, you need to have a plan before you begin. It may even be a good idea to high a professional designer. Kitchen remodeling mistakes can be costly so you want to be as careful as possible. Match the changes you want against your budget to avoid overspending. To keep costs down, keep the plumbing and utility layout as is unless it is really outdated.
6Add an Extension
Maybe what you need is a completely new room. It can be a bedroom, workroom, playroom, home office, or whatever you desire. You’ll have a blank canvas with which to work so decorating the new room should be quite exciting. The one thing you need to be cognizant of is ensuring you have all the necessary permissions to add to your home. You should also ensure you won’t be encroaching on your neighbor’s property.
It can be tempting to stay in bed as much as much possible during the cold, dark days of winter. However, you will miss out on one of the best times to begin your home renovations. If you want to make any of the upgrades listed above, it’s time to get cracking.
Lara Douglas is a young woman who loves interior designing and home decor. She is passionate about new trends and fashion-forward home décor ideas. She regularly posts at Neon Signs Depot.