Home Renovation Ideas

February 2, 2018 12 By EngineerMommy

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We have been in our current home for over two years. While I love our ’50s split, it certainly is a work in progress. We have accomplished a lot of renovations in our current home, but the truth is that we have a long list of projects that we still want to complete.

Here are some renovation ideas that we have either completed already or plan to complete in the near future.

1. Remodel the kitchen!
Kitchens and baths sell homes. They are the focal point of the home for many homeowners. So if your kitchen is a few decades behind in terms of finishes and appliances, consider an upgrade today. When we moved into our home, we upgraded a few appliances and the counter tops to bring our kitchen up to date.

2. Upgrade the siding!
One way to overhaul your home’s curb appeal is to upgrade the exterior cladding or siding materials. Vinyl siding is a very popular choice for many homeowners thanks to its beauty and low maintenance requirements. Other popular options include brick (long lasting, termite proof), wood (environmentally friendly, energy efficient) and metal (low maintenance, fire-resistant). To determine the best choice for your home, it’s wise to take into account your budget, maintenance requirements and aesthetic preferences.

3. Stain the floors!
Are the wood floors in your home looking a bit dull or drab? Consider staining them for an easy update to your flooring. This is a project that I have added to our renovation to-do list, because I would love dark wood floors. Our current wood floors are a medium wood tone and they are really worn-out & scratched.

4. Beef up the baseboards!
Baseboards are one of those things that most of us don’t even think about when it comes to upgrading the home. However, beautiful thick baseboards can make a big difference in the look of a room or hallway. We beefed up our baseboards using extra wood molding and white paint. It made a fun project that made a big difference in the look of our hallway. I totally want to do this trick in other rooms, as well.

Sprucing up the Baseboards- on a Budget!

Sprucing up the Baseboards- on a Budget!

5. Paint your door!
Giving your front door a fresh coat of paint can make a significant impact on your home’s curb appeal. We did just that a few years ago and I’m still in love with the way our front entryway looks now. Find out how we did it and get tips to make the process smooth & successful.

Painting our Front Door: Awesome Tips I Learned Along the Way

Painting our Front Door: Awesome Tips I Learned Along the Way

6. Create an accent wall!
Want to transform the look & feel of a room? Paint is the easiest way to completely change a space. Painting a room is relatively easy and affordable and can be accomplished in one afternoon.

7. Install an addition!
If you’re looking for more square footage in your current home, consider installing an addition. It’s a great way to increase your living area without having to move. This is the perfect solution for a growing family that really loves their neighborhood. My husband and I are currently contemplating an addition to add another bedroom & bathroom to the second floor.

Now I’d love to hear from you. Have you renovated your home in the last 5 years? What is on your renovation to-list?

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