Renovating your home is one of the best investments of time and money you can make. Aside from the obvious benefit of being able to enjoy and experience your home more fully, you also add tremendous value to your home when you make smart, discerning renovations.
Whether you choose to tackle renovations yourself or have a professional do it, there are plenty of reasons to renovate your home, especially as the new year approaches. With that in mind, below are 4 great home renovation ideas for 2019.
1:Whole Kitchen Renovation
The kitchen is one of the most valuable places in the house, and for good reason. It’s endlessly functional, is a great place to entertain, and often contains some of our favorite gadgets—not to mention cherished memories. Updating your kitchen can make your home much more enjoyable to use and entertain in. Of course, there’s no need to renovate the whole kitchen; painting the cabinets and updating flooring can do wonders. Another great option here is to update your kitchen appliances to make them more energy-efficient and aesthetically pleasing.
2:Update Your Electrical System
Updating your electrical system is important in ensuring that everything in your home works safely and efficiently. If you’re not a professional, it’s best to let this service be done by someone who is. You can risk seriously damaging your home (not to mention yourself) if you do it incorrectly. Sometimes the effort to cut costs ends up having the reverse effect, making things not only more inconvenient but more expensive too. Unless you’re experienced and licensed, the better thing to do is hire a local electrician you can trust.
Updating your flooring throughout the home makes the whole space more enjoyable to live in—not to mention visually cohesive. Recently, a bevy of great new flooring options have caught people’s attention. Unique options like cork, reclaimed wood, and even marble scraps (which can be surprisingly affordable) are available.
Flooring can be a pretty big job, so be sure that you are ready to tackle the project before you get into it. A great tip: Make sure you find out what’s underneath any carpeted areas. There is often beautiful hardwood flooring underneath your old, stained carpet.
Lighting is one of the most crucial (and most often underappreciated) aspects to a home. If at all possible, consider opening up new sources of natural light in your home. This is by far the most relaxing, energy-efficient, and enjoyable source of light available.
While plumbing upgrades didn’t make our list, it’s worth mentioning there are many mini plumbing projects that can make a big difference in your home. Whether it’s replacing a shower head or installing a whole house water filter, improving components of your home plumbing system is always a good investment. Take a weekend to learn about the latest water purification products to improve the drinking water in your home!
There are plenty of great lighting fixtures on the market that can be secured for a fairly low cost; spotlights, chandeliers, can lighting, and accent lamps are all viable options that are fairly low in labor. If that task seems daunting, sometimes even changing that cold clinical white bulb to a warmer mellow yellow can have an instant effect on the mood of your home, without having to do very much.
Apply these ideas soon, and your home will be both more valuable and enjoyable in 2019.