If it’s been a while since you moved into your home, and you’re starting to hate the sight of the rooms you live in, it’s a sign you’re well overdue for a renovation! But which room deserves this treatment before any other? What room needs to be made more comfortable, warm, and functional? Here’s what to consider as you make your choice.
It’s quite obvious for a custom kitchen to come top of a renovation list. This is a room you use every single day in quite a hefty way, with the extractor fan running and grease lining the backsplash. The kitchen sees a lot of mess during its time in your house!
So, should you renovate? Think about the design of the kitchen; is it to your liking? And does the room feel as functional as you need it to be? If you like to cook and bake, and you use the kitchen as a social space too, it’s worth it to try squeezing a bit more out of the space.
Up next on the list is the bathroom. This is probably the second most used room in the house (although it could be the first if you have a large family!), and from looks alone you could probably tell it needs a facelift.
Don’t worry, more bathrooms than you’d think are in this kind of state! But retiling the walls, making sure the floor is wipe-clean, and getting a new tub placed in the corner will fix things up right away.
If you’ve got a garage attached to the side of your home, renovating it can be a good idea. If it’s just sitting there as a storage room and doesn’t even have a vehicle in it, this definitely makes sense!
You could turn this space into anything you like, including an extra bedroom or an office or even a studio if you’re an aspiring writer, photographer, or artist. It doesn’t quite matter what you want from the space as a whole – just don’t let it sit there and go to waste!
The Living Room
This room doesn’t quite make it to the top of many renovation priority lists, but we’re talking about your home and no one else’s! And if you want the living room to look different, why not get it renovated this year?
You’re going to be spending a lot of time in here, lounging around and watching TV, as well as spending time with family and friends, so it should be comfortable enough for you all.
A renovation can be anything from putting a proper fireplace and chimney breast in (or taking one out), or creating a leveled/open plan space that allows for a lot more function and ease of traffic between your downstairs rooms.
Your home could do with a renovation – but where? That’s something to decide for yourself when you’re ready to put a budget together and get the job done!