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Tips for Remodeling Part 2

December 30, 2016 | Remodeling | No Comments

Continuing tips you can use for remodeling your home, have you given consideration to giving your home a specific theme when you remodel? Once such theme that’s really taken off recently is giving homes an outdoor theme. The backyard is maximized for the most outdoors opportunities, every space in the home is maximized, and the actual interior (and sometimes exterior) of the home is given a very outdoorsy feel. For example, you can use log beams, an outdoorsy landscape outside, install a pizza oven in the kitchen, use a concrete finish, and install stone flooring. The only downside to remodeling your home into an outdoorsy themed home is that it is very expensive, upwards of several hundred thousand dollars, so make sure that you have the proper budget for it. However, an outdoors theme is not the only theme you have to go with.

modernizing your homeA more modern and up to date theme would work very nicely too. An example of a ‘modern theme’ makes modernizing your home as much as possible. TVs and media are placed in nearly every single room. Maybe even an entire theater room is built. The home would have a very up to date and modern feel like what we may be used to seeing in futuristic movies. Each room would also be designated for a specific purpose; for example, a playroom for the kids, or a wine room where you can relax and drink a glass of wine.

Or, yet another theme, would be to give your home a more natural theme. This means that your home would have to look, well, ‘natural.’ But to be more specific, you should aim for a more light finish. Avoid using traditional wood in the building process and allow the wood to be more white or gray. All of the floors should be sealed and matte finish should be present throughout the home, and most if not all of the products should be engineered. No, it’s not cheaper, but it’s definitely more modern looking.

As a whole, home remodeling is becoming more popular of late as people decide to take control over what they envision their homes to be and they take the necessary action to ensure that they are. The ideas that you’ve just looked over are only a miniscule handful of the options that you have before you.

By jen

Tips for Remodeling

November 30, 2016 | Remodeling | No Comments

RemodelingWhen it comes to remodeling, there are some tips you’ll need to follow if you want to stay in style and keep up with the current trends. First of all, you’ll want to take some risks. Don’t feel constrained by exactly what everyone else is doing. You can follow current trends and add your own creative input into your home at the same time. Besides, you want to be happy right? How can you be happy if you’re following someone else’s dream? It is perfectly possible for you to stay in style while simultaneously adding your creative insight into any project.

Secondly, don’t discount some areas or rooms in your home that you can renovate. Keep track of your floorplan with possible renovations on an IT program like Microsoft Dynamics 365 Calgary.  For example, guest bathrooms are often overlooked, but they are an excellent opportunity for you to remodel. You can tear down the old wallpaper and add a new, more bold one, or add in whatever tiles and hardware you want in the bathroom. Also, since guest bathrooms usually have such a small space, it’s much cheaper to remodel than other areas of your home.

In recent years, living and especially the dining rooms have taken a step back in comparison to other areas of the home. Rooms such as the family room, bedrooms, and master bathrooms are the far more likely to be renovated. Nonetheless, many new homes still include a living and dining room, and they are an excellent spot for you to remodel. Keep in mind, you won’t even have to use the living or dining rooms in accordance with their traditional function. You can transform the living room into a library or the dining room into a bar. Remember that you can take risks and let your creative insight spin while also keeping up to date with current style trends. Just because an actual room is out of date doesn’t mean you can’t use it. As another idea, what if you could mark the living room a more casual area for when guests come over? You could do the same with the dining room.

As for the actual type of materials you can use in remodeling your homes, have you ever thought of using stainless steel? Stainless steel used to be in many years ago, but trends following that put granite more in favor. However, stainless steel is starting to make a comeback, and it will still make your home look very nice.

By jen