Top home renovation tips for upgrading your space

Date published:
January 10, 2022

You love the neighborhood you live in. The community, school system and night life are all fantastic — the only problem is that your home doesn’t quite meet your needs. Maybe the basement is too small. Or maybe you have another child on the way, and you don’t have enough bedrooms to accommodate your growing family. Still, you don’t want to move to another city just to find a house that’s a better fit.

If you’re currently in this situation, it’s time to consider renovating your home. Home renovations are an easy way to make your house into a desirable living space for you and your family. While you may already have ideas about what you’d like to update, the following are popular renovation ideas that’ll improve both your quality of life and the value of your home.  

1. Transform your basement from storage space to living space

Many homes come with unfinished basements that don’t get much use. Instead of a proper living space, they become storage space graveyards: places where holiday decorations, laundry, hardware tools and more begin to pile up. With time, the basement becomes an entirely unusable space, shrinking the amount of living area in your home.

What if your basement became a warm, inviting place for you and your family to enjoy instead? Basement renovations are a great way to add to the amount of space in your home. They also dramatically increase the value of your home, which will help you tremendously if you decide to put your house on the market down the road. 

2. Consider adding a sightline from the kitchen to your living area

Most 20th-century kitchens are separated from the living room by a large, obscuring wall. However, modern homes more often employ an open-concept design, where the kitchen and living room are connected. This open design makes for more natural conversation and contributes to a house environment that ultimately feels larger, brighter and more inviting. This design choice is also great for newer parents — with an open sightline between the kitchen and the living room, you’ll be able to keep your children in view while cooking, cleaning and taking care of household chores.

3. Make sure you’ve got enough bedrooms and bathrooms

Arguably, bedrooms and bathrooms are the two most important spaces in your house. Without enough of them, it’s easy to get annoyed and frustrated with your family over cramped living conditions. If your children are constantly fighting over their shared bedroom, it might be time to add an extra sleeping space to your home. Similarly, if your entire family is sharing a single bathroom — and squabbling because of it — it’s time to expand your space. 

Most contractors will tell you that for every three beds, there should be two bathrooms. Additionally, children and parents should ideally have separate bathrooms. After all, parents need that space to get ready for work in the morning (without being distracted by their children!). 

Lastly, while adding a bedroom or bathroom isn’t always a cheap endeavor, it’s probably one of the most significant investments you can make when upgrading your home. Don’t shy away from a life-changing renovation just because of the cost: a great contractor will help you figure out how to make the changes you need while staying within your budget. 

4. Don’t underestimate the power of a great entryway

It might be the most underappreciated home in the house, but a proper entryway does wonders for a family. Having enough space to neatly store coats, shoes, hats, backpacks, purses and other personal items is key to keeping the rest of your home in order. It also keeps dirt and mud from getting into the rest of your home. If your home is suffering from a state of constant disarray, it might be time to upgrade your entryway design.  

When it comes to home renovations, Apex has you covered

You want home renovations, but you don’t want them done wrong. Leave renovation to us: an award-winning, professionally trained group of renovation professionals committed to helping you create the space of your dreams. We’ll work with you to understand your unique vision and turn it from just that — a vision — into a vibrant, exciting reality. 

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