If you’re like many other people out there, 2020 has been the year where you’ve spent more time at home than ever before. And with all those extra hours of time at home, you may have started to notice that there are areas in the house that could do with updating and renovating!
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While you may not be able to give your entire home an overhaul in 2021, there are some rooms and spaces that can be well worth the time and money to renovate.
Here we’ll take a look at the top rooms and spaces in your home to plan for a renovation project in 2021. Whether you want to just cross one off the list, or work your way through all of them, you can expect some great results.
This is arguably the most popular room in your home to renovate. Think about how much time you spend in the kitchen preparing meals, cooking them, enjoying them with friends and family, and then cleaning up. It’s quite often that the kitchen acts as the hub of the house, and tends to be the room people congregate in and hang out. So, it makes perfect sense then, that you would want this room to function well, and look stylish and inviting.
For those who plan to renovate a kitchen, keep in mind that kitchen renovations can get pretty in-depth. There are a lot of factors to consider, including the materials, layout, how to maximise space, and of course, how to make it all work together and look modern. This is why so many people end up hiring a professional kitchen designer to take over the project.
Kitchen Capital is a professional design company that has been producing modern and functional kitchens in Perth for its portfolio of clients. You can start the process by requesting a consultation so they can take in specifics such as the size and layout of your kitchen, what your goals are, your budget, and any vision you currently have for the space. From there, they will create a customised design plan that they can integrate and deliver project management on.
And if you’re concerned about your return on investment when it comes to home renovations, a new kitchen is well-known to provide a very healthy return. In other words, it won’t be money wasted.
Another area that may be in your sights for renovations in 2021 is the bathroom(s) in your home. Typically, the biggest complaint homeowners have is a lack of storage space and light in the bathroom. Addressing these two concerns can help you to make wise renovation decisions.
With the bathrooms, you can choose to keep things simple and cost-effective by painting the room a new colour, changing out hardware, and installing a new light fixture, or you can do a full gut job where you rip everything out and start from scratch. If you’re looking to create the highly popular spa-like atmosphere in the bathroom, then a gut job may be the only viable option.
One thing to heavily factor into the design should be storage space. Even if that means you can only fit a small vanity in with some drawers or cupboard space, it is better than no storage at all. There are plenty of shelving systems that are specifically meant for bathrooms that can have a huge impact. When you have a spot for everything and you can clear the clutter off the counter, the room will automatically look bigger.
Just like with kitchen renovations, as long as the bathroom renovation has been done well and with thought and planning, it too can offer a healthy return on your investment.
The Master Bedroom
Then we have another popular room in the house for renovations, and that’s the bedroom. This one is a two-prong approach where people typically want to keep style and décor front and centre while creating a space that is soothing and comfortable. The bedroom is meant to be a retreat, a spot for relaxation, and should encourage a restful sleep.
One of the biggest obstacles in trying to create this retreat-like space is the amount of ‘stuff’ that accumulates in a bedroom. Whether there is a lack of storage space, the furniture is too large for the room, or it’s just not properly laid out, the end result can look like a real mish-mash of clutter and junk. A great place to start with a bedroom renovation is to declutter. From there you can get an idea of the space you’re working with and then plan out the design.
If you are planning to sell your home in the near future, be sure to pick neutral soft tones for the bedroom that won’t turn buyers off.
A Fresh New Home for 2021
So, as we get closer to 2021 and you work to finalise all your renovation plans, these are rooms you’ll likely want to consider tackling.