Most people don’t buy homes to only live there for a short period of time. Most people live in their homes for decades. When you live in your home for a long period of time, you get comfortable with the way everything looks, feels, and is structured. However, after a certain point, it is time to ask “Does your home need an update?”. Remodeling your home is a positive investment. Especially after this past year where everyone is spending significantly more time at home, your home should be your sanctuary.
If you think you might sell your home in the near future or even in the next few years, giving parts of your home a make over can increase the market value, giving you more bang for you buck. A remodel can also help prevent larger structural issues that can arise in certain rooms. If certain issues or outdated practices are not rectified in a timely manner, they can grow into costly repairs in the future. Below, we explain how and why these 5 different rooms may need an update in your home.
1. Custom Bathroom Makeover
Bathrooms are one of the most popular rooms to remodel. It makes sense when you think about it. Bathrooms are used multiple times daily within every home, therefore having a nice one makes all the difference. A new and remodeled bathroom is also one of the remodels that can bring you back the most when you eventually sell your home in the future. Adding a fancy bathtub or rain shower can be a real draw. Throwing in a double sink, replacing all of the tile, and implementing new storage can take your bathroom from a five to a ten.
Remodeling your bathroom can reveal a lot more than just a new aesthetic. Doing a deep dive into a bathroom remodel can correct and prevent damage as well. Bathrooms are frequently and constantly exposed to humidity and even some of the best bathrooms can develop problems with mold, mildew and even rot or decay. An extensive need for repairs can offer homeowners a clean slate to fully renovate the room. Water conservation is another benefit of a bathroom remodel. In the average home, the toilet and shower are a part of approximately half of all daily water usage. To maintain some semblance of control over household operating costs and to conserve water in a more environmentally friendly way, installing a water-saving toilet, shower head, and faucet can save you a lot on your water bill.
2. Does Your Home Need a Basement Update?
Not all homes have basements, but after asking “Does your home need an update?”, remodeling a basement can truly increase your home’s value. You are essentially providing your home with an entirely extra living space. Many basements go ignored and are solely utilized for storage. The dank and damp basement cliché had to come from somewhere, right? Now more than ever we have increased our time spent at home, meaning, especially if you have a family, you want to maximize the space in your home so you can have your personal space and alone time.
Your basement also probably holds a lot of junk items you believed you would need someday, but evidently, do not actually need. Turn your basement into a second living room, game room, guest room, office, or even a gym. Whatever your home may be lacking, your basement is the perfect versatile space to transform into filling that need.
The flooring in your home is probably the area of your home that experiences the most abuse over time. Shoes that have traipsed around outside have walked all over it. You’ve spilled drinks or food all over it. If you have pets there is a high chance there have been accidents on it. That being said, eventually, your floors need to be replaced.
Flooring is also the part of a room that brings it all together. For example, hardwood floors change an entire room and bring a level of warmth and comfort that old beat up tiles simple cannot provide. Also, if you currently have carpet, replacing with tile or hard wood floors lowers your exposure to allergens or molds. Many studies have shown significantly higher levels of dust and allergens in carpets from fungi, dog and cat dander, and mites, compared to hard floors. You may believe your carpet is clean, but if you really dig in there, a vacuum doesn’t always get the full job done. Tile and wood floors will, once again, raise the market value of your home, therefore you are not just throwing money at your home that you will never get back. That money will be returned to you when you sell your home someday.
4. Does Your Home Need a Bedroom Update?
When asking if your home needs an update, keep in mind that bedrooms should be sanctuaries. It is where we are meant to sleep and relax, or, if you are a teenager, exist entirely to avoid communicating with anyone outside of your cell phone. Whatever your bedroom means to you, it is an important space. Especially this past year, with existing solely within the confines of our homes, bedrooms mean a lot.
A bedroom remodel can completely transform the room. Master bedrooms involve bathroom remodels as well which adds another element. However, changing the closets by turning them into walk ins, adding mirrors to give the illusion that the room is larger and brightening it up with a soft, peaceful color, can change everything.
5. Living Rooms
Lastly, check in on your living room. There are many ways to add to a living room to make it where you want to spend most of your down time. Add a fireplace, or built in shelves into the wall. Mount your TV on the wall above those shelves. Replace the flooring and even break down a wall between the living room and kitchen to open up the space. There is so much you can do to a living room that doesn’t even require a lot of drilling and gutting of the room itself. Your living room should be a family room and you should want to spend time in there to… live!
Does your home need an update? For general maintenance check this article out. And call or email Flooring Masters & Professional Remodelers today for a free consultation. We know you only want the best in flooring and remodeling. That’s why it’s important to hire the best in the business, and at Flooring Masters & Professional Remodelers, we can guarantee you that’s us.
Flooring Masters & Professional Remodelers have been flooring and remodeling Kentuckiana for over 30 years. Our certified installers have the ingenuity and know-how to assist you in choosing the perfect floors for your home. Don’t take matters into your own hands—let us guide your next project.