Need More Space? 4 Renovation Tips to Make the Most of Your Current Home

Need More Space? 4 Renovation Tips to Make the Most of Your Current Home
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    Whether you are remodeling a new home to make it your own or are looking for a renovation to increase your property value, you will have a lot to think about when thinking about your renovation.


Some tasks you will need to handle are finding a contractor, managing costs, and deciding on the best remodeling project for your property.

Let’s look at a few of the renovations you might want to consider in order to yield the best results for your space.

Kitchen Renovation

If you are looking for a project that won’t take too much time and won’t be too expensive, think about what you can do to your kitchen. If the space seems too closed in, think about modernizing by opening up the room.

You might need to tear down a wall. Just be sure to maintain the structural soundness of the home when you make a wall tear down.

Ensuring that your kitchen has ample space for appliances will allow you to prepare meals with minimal effort.

If your kitchen is already open, think about installing a kitchen island. It will give you more counter space and storage area. Be sure to add electrical outlets to this area to ensure it has full functionality.

Open Shelving

Another inexpensive and straightforward renovation is to add open shelves to one wall. An entire wall of shelves adds interest to a room and lets you display your favorite things.

You can add books, baskets, and other things. Keeping the flooring clear will help minimize clutter in nearly any room. Shelving is especially important for older property owners who could easily trip while navigating a property.

Full Home Extensions

You might believe a home extension is a vast and complex renovation project, but it may not be as much as you think. For instance, you can add a modular pre-fabricated room to an upstairs area.

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These pre-fabricated rooms are popular and quickly give you added space. Best of all, the modular home extensions are about 20% less expensive than conventional home additions. Plus, they are made off-site, so they do not fill your home with dust and debris.

Another expansion option is to add a dormer. The dormer expands your attic and adds light to your house. Plus, an attic expansion is not as expensive as other extensions and has an average cost of anywhere between $4000 to $16,000.

It is best to work with a professional who understands how to handle home extension projects while still adhering to local laws. Take the time to find a reputable professional who has received plenty of positive feedback online.


Remodel and Refinish the Basement

Another option to add more space to your home is to finish or remodel your basement. It can add more livable square footage and give you space for an apartment, a playroom, an office, or an additional bedroom. The average cost is from $2,800 to $15,000.

A complete and attractive basement can add value to your home if you ever decide to sell. Consider the appearance of the rest of your home so that you can choose materials for your basement that will unify the rest of your property.

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By following the tips above, you will be able to make your house appear more complete while ensuring optimal functionality. No matter what you decide to do with your property, a few small renovations can yield lasting results.

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Brook Chaplan

Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Facebook at or Twitter @BrookeChaplan

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