The reasons for remodeling a room or an entire home are as different as the homeowners themselves. Some people may have growing families, a growing business, a desire for something new, while others just want to upgrade their home, making the value go up. Whatever the reason for remodeling makeovers, there is no better time to start than now.
Remodeling a bathroom can make it more accessible, while modernizing the fixtures at the same time. Lighting can be enhanced and the style changed. Adding multiple safety features can provide a better quality of life and more freedom for elderly members of the family.
Outdoor living areas are becoming more popular with homeowners and are a great way to raise the value of a home. People are becoming more outdoors minded and seem to enjoy spending more time in nature. Decks, screened in porches, courtyards, open air kitchens, walking paths, benches, gazebos and gardens with ponds are just some of the things that are being added.
A common update for a home is the kitchen. Sometimes older homes have small closed in kitchen areas. Today, the kitchen is often the place for family and friends to gather for a celebration or for a holiday meal. Knocking out a wall and making an open kitchen/dining room makes the area more inviting and more spacious. Items such as new cabinets, a breakfast bar and stools, new curtains and/or an island give the room a total new look.
A growing family often calls for more space or an extra bedroom. Sometimes a wall can be removed and a room expanded. Other times it will be necessary to add an entire new room or enclose a porch. A renovation is often cheaper than moving and meets the needs of the family better, too.