Designing A Renovation To Withstand The Test Of Time

Designing A Renovation To Withstand The Test Of Time
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    Well-planned renovations are some of the best ways to customize and add value to the space.

    The rooms which will add the most value with a good renovation are the kitchen and bathroom.


Making design choices for a renovation can add value when the correct design choices are made. Design elements chosen which will stand the test of time are important. These design elements must be long wearing, have classic lines and be neutral in tone.

Long Wearing Design Elements

When designing a space before a renovation, the materials used must be durable to withstand the test of time. Using a laminate flooring which can break down in a few years is not long lasting. Using a quality hardwood for the floors, one which is thick enough to be sanded down several times and stained will last for many more years.

A specialist from The New Oak Tree recommends using timeless materials for every major room, incorporating hand-crafted wood furniture and real stone surfaces into your design. Counter tops which have a thin veneer surface will not last as long as counter tops made of stone. Adding durable elements such as these can make the renovation one which will stand the test of time.

Classic Lines

Renovating along classic lines does not mean new and innovative renovation of a room is bad. While accessories and technical innovations can be added, it is important to add them onto a classic line in order to stand the test of time. Choosing a classic item, such as an elegant bathtub with cleanly defined lines, will make a bathroom renovation a good idea today as well as ten years from today. Choosing an oddly-shaped or colored bathtub, however, will not have the same staying power in terms of aesthetic relevance. It might be out of style in six months and another renovation may need to be done sooner than expected to keep the space up-to-date.

Neutral Tone

Using neutral tones in a renovation design will make a renovation withstand the test of time. Making changes in often-used rooms is normal. Choosing neutral tones in the renovation design elements allows the renovation a longer life while over time accessories within a space can be changed to update the room without the expense of a new remodel. If a kitchen is renovated using brightly-colored counter tops, it might look good today but may not down the road. By using neutral tones such as gray, brown, or white the accessories on the counter top can be changed for a different color scheme without renovating the entire kitchen.

When renovating the choices made before the renovation begins will help determine the length of time before a space may need to be renovated again. Good design choices with long wearing, durable elements, classic lines and neutral tones will make a renovation withstand the test of time.

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