Once upon a time you loved your older house, and no matter what anybody said you would defend it. Now, after several years together you reluctantly are willing to admit that there are a few things that you would like to change.
This is completely understandable. It isn’t uncommon for first time homebuyers to outgrow the affection that they once felt for their older home once they have lived in it for a while. However, before you jump the gun and put a for sale sign up on the front lawn maybe you should consider making a few changes.
Upgrading your older house with an attractive renovation is one way to rekindle your love for it. Some of the most popular renos that home owners choose include knocking down walls to create a more open concept design, the addition of an en-suite bathroom in the master bedroom or the construction of a built in home theatre. These renovations not only can make your home feel more modern they can also add tremendous value to your house if you do choose to sell it.
Open Concept Kitchen and Living Space
It used to be quite common for kitchen and living spaces to be separated by walls like any other room. However in the past forty years modern home design has become more “open concept”. This means that rather that to have the spaces boxed off they are open and flow into one another. This can be nice for entertaining, making spaces look larger, and adding to the aesthetic design of the home.
If you live in an older house where the kitchen and living spaces are closed off, you may want to consider taking down a wall and creating a more open kitchen and dining living space. This is a great way to upgrade a more traditional home and make it a more desirable place to live.
Add An Ensuite Bathroom
One thing that almost every new home has is an en-suite bathroom attached to the master bedroom. Not only is an ensuite bathroom convenient it is also adds to the appeal of the home.If you are looking to upgrade your home and add a high-end touch, consider perhaps a customized en-suite bathroom. This type of renovation can really help to make your home more appealing.
Built In Home Theatre
Although, open concept kitchens and living spaces are nice and en-suite bathrooms can be luxurious nothing is more fun than a built-in home theatre. Over the last few years’ custom home theatres have become increasingly more popular as even middle-class homeowners look for a way to make their homes more distinguished.
Home theatres can be built into any basement. You can have surround sound installed directly into your walls and ceiling as well as have regressed lighting and special sound proofing put in to optimize the viewing experience. Of course, no home theatre is complete without a wall mounting unit for the flat screen tv or the installation of a drop down projection screen to complete the theatre atmosphere.
If you have been with your home for some time now, and are not certain as to whether or not the spark is still there- maybe consider making a few changes. Adding something new to your house with a renovation is one way to rekindle your love. At Reno-Ex we are the home marriage counselling pros. We can assist you with you upgrades and renovations with full top to bottom completion of open concept kitchens, new en-suite bathrooms or even a unique home theatre.
Blog By Brandie Peters Hatmusings Creative Writing Services
In our next blog we will look at some popular home renovation trends for 2015!