If your home has an attic, the chances are that it is a dusty, cobweb-covered place used to store old boxes and broken furniture. If this is the case, you have a missed opportunity on your hands. Your attic might not look like much, but it is a hugely valuable piece of real estate that could be turned into an extra bedroom, living room, or a home office. By converting it into a usable living area, not only do you have a spare room in your home to enjoy, but you will also dramatically increase your property's value. If the time comes to sell … [Read more...] about How To Turn Your Attic Into a Living Space
If you are leaving your basement as it is, then you can be certain that you are missing out on a wonderful opportunity. Although you may not think of it as such, this space can be turned into virtually anything – from a bedroom to an entertainment center or just a storage space. Thus, you can’t ignore this area any longer you simply have to consider a basement renovation. Of course, if this isn’t something that you have handled before, then it can be rather daunting. To help you out, here are some of the tips that you can focus … [Read more...] about Top Tips for Upgrading Your Basement
You’ve been working toward this home remodel for so long, you can’t believe it’s finally happening. In just a week or two, your contractor and their labor force will be crawling all over your home, knocking down walls and installing new cabinets to create the home of your dreams. There’s just one problem: What are you going to do with all your stuff? Most contractors advise homeowners to remodel before they move into a property, but few homeowners have that foresight (or that cash flow). If you are about to embark on a major renovation … [Read more...] about What To Do With Furniture During a Huge Home Remodel
Combining beauty and functionality isn’t always easy. In the kitchen, it’s crucial to have a room where you can prepare foods easily. You may want to have a pleasant meal in your kitchen, too. In many homes, this room is also a center of social interaction. You can fulfill all these functions and have a visually-appealing room at the same time. Here’s how. Dining Set Options Most people prefer small dining set for their kitchen if they have a larger dining room where they do their formal entertaining and have family dinners. Fortunately, … [Read more...] about Designing a Kitchen That Is Practical AND Beautiful
As we mentioned earlier this month, we recently moved from our apartment to a large 3-bedroom home in the suburbs. Since our eldest son has moved out, we have a spare bedroom that we are all fighting over. My husband wants to turn it into a man cave room (although there is not enough room to cram everything he wants to in there), my youngest son wants to convert the room to a music studio. Which would not be a bad idea if it wasn't directly connected to our bedroom. Without adequate soundproofing in the room, there is no way that my husband and … [Read more...] about #MyFestiveHome – Our Spare Bedroom Makeover Plans
Are you thinking about moving to a bigger property? To accomplish this, you need to make sure that your current home sells at a great price. That’s not always easy particularly if you’re facing a slow market or even a lot of competition in your neighborhood. That’s why you need to think about making some changes before you put your home up for sale. There are a few areas to think about here so let’s look at the main areas and the changes that you should make. Nothing Out Of Date It’s important to understand that when a buyer looks at … [Read more...] about Moving On Up? Make These Changes First
There’s nothing more relaxing than a hot bath or shower at the end of a long day. It can ease tense muscles, lower blood pressure and provide a calm and peaceful environment for you to take some time out for yourself. However if your bathroom isn’t up to scratch, you’ll never get the full benefit. Cracked tiles, mould, clutter due to poor storage solutions and peeling flooring can all bring down the look and mean you’re keen to get yourself out of there as quick as possible! A full bathroom renovation can be expensive, time consuming and … [Read more...] about A Beautiful Bathroom on a Budget – Can It Be Done?
Home renovations are often seen as part and parcel of modern life. We’re all supposed to want to have a gorgeous, glossy home that is Pinterest and Instagram-worthy, and if that means being trapped in an endless cycle of renovations, so be it. There’s just one problem with this attitude: home renovations aren’t always a good idea. While renovating your home to improve it, expand your living space, or just upgrade your decor can be a good idea, there are a few occasions when this just doesn’t apply. Rather than put yourself through extensive … [Read more...] about When Renovations Are a Waste of Time