Wednesday, February 15 2017 5:01 PM
In the life of every homeowner there comes a time or two when you realize your home is in need of a facelift. You’ve been to the homes of your friends and family and no doubt have ideas for your own home, but where should you start? Do you need more space? Can you make better use of the space you currently have? Here’s a simple guide to help you know where to begin your remodeling plans.
Start off by going around your house and take inventory of things that need replacing. Look at each room in terms of windows, lighting, floors, etc. and how much work will need to be done in each room to make it the room you want. Look at the exterior as well and determine if upgrades are needed to your roof or siding.
Next think about the way you and your family use each room and where functional improvements can be made. Do you have enough storage compared to space? Is there enough light in each room? Is your family growing, and will your needs be changing in the near future?
Identifying where improvements are needed will give you a good place to start. Figuring out where the biggest problem areas are around your home will help you prioritize budgets and projects as you go.
Our needs are always changing, and the issue of space around the home is one that is constantly evolving. Are kids in the future, or are they moving out or even back in? Make a list of your needs in terms of space and functionality and another list in terms of where you are now and compare them. If, for instance, you had your heart set on a new bathroom but have aging parents moving in soon, you’ll want to adjust your project priorities.
You might be thinking of adding an addition on to your home. How will you use this space compared to how you currently use the rest of your home? Before you consider adding more space, first think about utilizing your current space.
You might feel like you need more space, but before you decide on a course of action think about maximizing the space you already have. Are the rooms you have now being used to their full potential? Could knocking a wall down create the space you’re looking for? Could you reinvent an unused room to suit a better purpose?
Think about the storage you have available. Is your home getting cluttered from lack of cabinet, closet or shelving space? If your stuff is surrounding you, storage will need to be a remodeling priority. Look at your monthly energy bills. Could adding energy-saving appliances or new energy-efficient windows help free up more money to make even more improvements down the road?
If you have any questions about where to begin thinking about your next remodeling project, call us here at All Seasons Construction today at 316-685-1700 to set up a free consultation with one of our experts.Previous: 4 Bathroom Remodeling Ideas for Aging at Home