Renovations are a part of protecting homeowners’ investments, and buying new stuff for your home is always exciting. One of the problems many homeowners run into is knowing how to prioritize their renovations. If you know you need to do some work on your home but don’t know where to start, continue reading to what renovations should prioritize.
1. HVAC Systems
Your home’s HVAC is critical to the comfortability of your home and the sanity of the people in it. That’s why it’s a good idea to have an HVAC contractor inspect your HVAC system at the onset of spring before high temperatures strike, and you need your air conditioner daily.
Sometimes people opt to replace their air and heating systems when the problem could be small as a thermocouple. To learn more about thermocouples, be sure to check out the Grimes Heating and Air Conditioning guide on thermocouples on their website www.grimesacinc.com.
To many people, the kitchen is the most important area in the home, making great sense. For one, few things bring people together better than food does, and secondly, the kitchen is one of the top priorities for most potential homebuyers.
One of the best ways to upgrade your kitchen is by adding a touch of modern to it. One of the main things culinary enthusiasts look for in a kitchen is counter space. Adding an island to your kitchen gives you an additional counter, and many of them also come with kitchen cabinets and drawers. The last thing you want in your kitchen is clutter, and you can eliminate much of it by adding counter space and cupboards to your kitchen.
Surprisingly, there is also a growing population of people who don’t cook or really even step foot in their kitchens. If you count yourself among that number, you can repurpose your kitchen space and turn it into the home office, man cave, art studio, or study that you’ve always wanted and never treated yourself to. Rather than let the spices on your rack collect film and dust, why not use your spice rack as a bookcase? The point is that there are still ways to DIY your kitchen even if you don’t cook.
3. Living Room
Your living room is probably the first room guests see when they enter your home. If you’re not a fan of painting, the good news is that wallpaper has made a triumphant return, but it gets better—now there’s removable wallpaper. Removable wallpaper means you’re no longer stuck with the same look until you’re ready for another renovation project, and you can be more daring with patterns.
If you live in a region where the climate is warm and people love being outside, adding a deck to your home could significantly increase not only your home’s value but its appeal as well. Outdoor kitchens and entertainment areas have become increasingly popular over the past decade, with people adding everything from tiki bars to full living room sets.
How much thought have you put into the potential of your attic? It’s space that’s definitely included in your mortgage, so it only makes economic sense to put it to use.
If you have insulation in your attic, the first step is removing it, after which you can install the flooring. Whether or not you choose to cover the ceiling beams with drywall depends on your preference and purpose for the attic.
It’s a good idea to discuss your plans with a contractor to get an idea of the costs and how your renovations will affect your home’s value. Renovating your home can be a painstaking process, but the results will be more than worth it.