5 Home Improvement Project Ideas
Sometimes, as much as we love our current homes, things get dull inside of them. The same old walls and decorations tend to lose the magic they once had when we first moved in, and now you find yourself wondering how you can get that magic back! Not to worry, because we’ve gathered 5 home improvement project ideas to liven up your home. Let’s take a look below.
Finish The Basement
Finishing your basement is a great option for anyone looking to add value to their home and create a new living space for you and your family. Depending on the size of your home, and the available space in your basement, you could be looking at almost doubling your home’s square footage with the added renovations.
When you finish your basement, you also have many options to create a fun entertainment space for you and your family. Some families elect to create a dedicated movie theater room complete with a projector, movie theater-style seats, and a popcorn machine. If you are a golf enthusiast, many people add an indoor golf simulator that also requires a projector to use. Some do a combination of a movie theater room and a game room, where your family can enjoy video games on any console, as well as enjoy a movie if they feel so inclined. Others create a fan cave, complete with multiple televisions, sports memorabilia, and a fridge stocked with beverages and snacks. Outside of entertainment options, many people add a few bedrooms and a bathroom, and sometimes they move their laundry room to the basement to create more space on the home’s main floor.
Add A Sunroom
If you want to improve your home outward rather than downward into the basement, adding a sunroom might be the option. A sunroom is usually added to the back of the house, with minimal metal or wood framing that is usually surrounded by a polycarbonate roof, as well as window screens that keep out unwanted insects. From the outside, it might resemble a small greenhouse, but on the inside, it’s a nice and cozy outdoor seating area.
This is a great option for anyone who loves to spend their free time relaxing outside. Just think – there you are, in a comfy reclining lawn chair with the drink of your choice on ice, reading your favorite novel on a warm summer’s day. You may also consider how your family might spend time together in this space. Some people elect to have their sunroom become an outdoor/indoor dining space for a relaxing Sunday dinner with family on a cool summer night.
Another great way to improve your home is to change out your appliances! Sure – your current appliances may work just fine, but as times change, the style of your appliances may become out of date. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, old appliances can hurt the resale value of your home if you are looking to sell anytime soon. Not to mention, you will love the look of the new appliances in your home.
There are many new technologies in modern appliances that can change the way you and your home operate. Today, you have the classic appliances that almost every home has – like a refrigerator, microwave, oven, and dishwasher. In addition to those, there are things such as air fryers, countertop ice makers, coffee makers, and more. All of these, including your classic appliances, can be customized to be automated by home automation systems such as Amazon Alexa, Google Nest, or Apple HomeKit.
New, classic appliances such as an oven have a faster preheat, temperature control, and timers built into the system. They also may have the capability to be turned on via the smart home automation system of your choice. You can say, “Alexa, set the oven to 450 degrees,” and the system will do that for you. Some refrigerators feature screens that you can make shopping lists and do other tasks to keep yourself organized. Upgrading your appliances can revolutionize your home.
Install a Breakfast Bar
Sick of the same old place to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Installing a breakfast bar in your home could change the way your family eats breakfast in the morning. Instead of using the dinner table for every meal, your children can eat at the breakfast bar for a quick and easy breakfast as they get ready to go to school in the morning, all the while making your kitchen look more modern and beautiful.
Add A Concrete Patio
Adding a concrete patio to your backyard is one of our favorite home improvement ideas. It’s a great way to add a space in your home that allows your family to spend more time outside while also spending time together. You can use the concrete patio to create an outdoor kitchen, add a fire pit for roasting marshmallows and keeping warm, or you could place a hot tub in the corner of the patio while still taking advantage of the rest of the space for an outdoor living area.