Tired of the same look? Maybe your home needs some upgrades and improvements to make it look more contemporary and appealing? Well, if you are itching to renovate your home, but don’t really know where to start, here are some great ideas to get you going and giving your home a little facelift that it deserves!
When was the last time you check up that thing that protects you from the harsh outdoor weather, day and night? You might not see it from below, but your roof might be shouting and asking for some love. If your roof is not as reliable as it was and is nearing its expiration date, consider replacing it.
Or, if it can still hold out, then just spruce it up with just a few cans of paint. Consider hiring expert roof painting contractors in Cape Town for professional results or if you’re just too busy to DIY. You might not notice it when indoors but as soon as you come home from your tiring work, those sparkly top will instantly give you the “so worth it” feeling.
Go With An Open Floor Plan
Can you see your kids playing in the living room while you are in the kitchen, or is a solid wall blocking your view? What about the traffic flow when entertaining?
Whether entertaining or parenting, an open floor plan is more adaptable and will make your life so much easier, particularly in small living spaces. The usual open floor plan combines the family room, dining, and kitchen and typically involves removing or maybe partially removing a wall or two.
In case the wall is load bearing, then a building engineer or an architect needs to be consulted in order to ensure that the structural integrity of your home is not reduced.
Refinish Your Basement
How many basements go unused just because they are dated, damp, dark and unfinished? Your home’s lower level is like a peal in an oyster, in terms of underused space in your home.
A few cans of paint goes a long way to transforming it from a scary, dark place to becoming your second living room. There are amazing new products and choices for basement renovation from recessed LED lighting to ceramic wood-look tile which make the abandoned space look just like it is part of the main level.
Paint, Paint, Paint
Probably the simplest way to transform any space is a few cans of paints, paintbrush, and elbow grease! You can change the feel of your interior by using a different color— whether you like to stay neutral or go daring— or repainting your exterior walls to make your home look newly built and stand out among your neighbors.
Combined with a few pieces of décor and rearranged furniture and furnishings, fresh paint can instantly give any house a completely different feel.
Replace Your Garage Door
If your garage door is glaringly outdated or particularly banged up, then maybe it is time to have a new, modern one installed as a part of your home renovation initiative. Doing this can seriously maximize the curb appeal of your residence.
Create an Outdoor Living Space
There is a huge difference between a hot concrete pad in your backyard and a comfy outdoor oasis where you can sit back with a good book and a cup of coffee, dine al fresco, or even host a party.
Creating an outdoor living space includes all the necessary comforts of your interior such as several comfy pieces of furniture to lounge around, climate control like a fire pit and shade, a place to grill those mouthwatering BBQs and enough seating for everyone. Most of today’s’ outdoor living design even has a flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi for the ultimate outdoor entertainment.
Spruce up our home office or living room and add a new focal point for these rooms you usually hang out and lounge around. Add built-in shelves or cabinets with a custom design to hold all those books you love or showcasing your favorite figurine or toy collections.