Instead of moving out of your current home, you should consider a renovation if you need more space in your home. It’s a smart investment because it can increase both comfort levels and your home’s value. If you sell your home soon, you’re likely to recoup around 60% of your renovation costs.
Here are seven impressive and stunning ideas that can greatly impact your home’s appearance and comfort.
1. Incorporate a New Mudroom
Many homeowners have entryways, but you may want to incorporate a new mudroom. A mudroom helps you organize your shoes, coats, hats and backpacks before entering other parts of the home. If you live in a wet and snowy region, a mudroom is a useful addition. You can also install built-in cabinets or wall hooks for extra storage.
2. Add More Light in Your Living Room
The living room is one of the most important parts of your home. It’s where you host parties and entertain guests. For this reason, you have to make sure the room feels welcoming and bright. Your designer may recommend using warm tones and integrating natural light. Consider installing large windows and skylights as they bring in plenty of natural light, creating a point of visual interest and adding flair to your home.
3. Design a Home Office
Since many businesses are transitioning to working from home, you may want to add a well-designed home office for ease and comfort. A home office gives you the freedom to organize and customize your desk, chairs and computer supplies. To add a home office, you can try converting your attic into a livable space. Keep in mind that at least half of the ceiling should reach seven feet, and the attic should connect to a stairway.
4. Put a Room Over the Garage
Another new construction idea you should consider is adding a room over your garage. This is a smart way to add extra square footage without having to turn your home into a mess. Since the garage is already in place, you will only need walls and a roof. You may want to use this extra room as a guest bedroom or a bigger exercise room. You can also rent it out as a studio apartment.
5. Expand Your Kitchen Space
A kitchen remodeling project is also a great return on investment (ROI). Take the opportunity to expand your kitchen’s square footage by incorporating a micro-addition or a bump-out. Adding around 100 square feet can have a big impact on your kitchen. With this extra space, you may want to add a walk-in pantry, breakfast nook, U-shaped cabinetry setup or a bar and beverage station.
6. Consider a Second Bathroom
During busy mornings, you and your family members might fight over who gets to use the bathroom first. To remedy this problem, you should consider adding a second bathroom. Not to mention, this bathroom renovation can also increase the value of your home. If you’re looking for bathroom ideas, try adding a soaking tub or dual sinks and pair it with a sleek and fancy marble countertop.
7. Turn Your Front Porch to a Sunroom
If you want to make your front porch a livable space, it should have a heating system and be accessible from inside the house. As such, you may want to enclose your front porch and turn it into your very own sunroom, which can serve as your second living room. You may add lamps for ambient lighting and plenty of comfortable chairs. However, you have to consult your contractor to ensure the roof and walls support heavy snow during winter.
Are you looking for more home remodeling ideas? Get in touch with Ritco Group, Inc. Our services range from roofing new construction to home additions. Call us today at (931) 381-0175, or fill out our contact form to set an appointment. We proudly serve homeowners in Columbia, Franklin, Brentwood and surrounding areas.