Easy Remodeling Ideas

Summer is the time for a change. It’s the opportunity to take a project you’ve been considering and turn that idea into a reality. Most homeowners are unhappy with their home’s current design but unsure of where to start. Where can they begin their brainstorming? Which room in the house should you start with? Only you can answer some of those questions. However, it’s helpful to have a few ideas in mind, consider your options, then act on the remodeling idea that fits you best. For that, see below for several easy remodeling designs that will redefine the current style your house is exuding.

1. Hardwood Refinishing

There are many homeowners out there that make the mistake of completely replacing their current hardwood flooring. The problem is, that a faded or scratched-up hardwood floor doesn’t need to be replaced, it merely needs to be refinished. You can have a trusted hardwood refinishing service redo your floors for less than half the price it would cost you to replace them. In fact, you’ll save so much money that you can afford to do one or two other remodeling projects on this list in place of the floor replacement that you were planning. True hardwood floors can be refinished up to 8 or 10 times before they ever need to be replaced. Peeling, bubbling, or cracking in your hardwood floors can all be resolved with refinishing, make it priority number one on your remodeling to-do list.

2. Repainting Your Walls

Sometimes a fresh coat of paint is all you need to bring life back into a room. For example, if you think your living room is too boring, a different wall color might be all it needs. Many homeowners concern themselves with thinking too far into the future and worrying about what color might scare away future buyers. However, if you’re in no rush to sell the home, then there’s no point in worrying about that right now. Choose a paint color that you’re happy with and let it set the vibe for years to come. You can always repaint the walls when it comes time to sell. For now, make your home’s walls entirely your own!

3. Try Adding Crown Molding

Often times, you grow tired of staring at that same place on the wall where a paint job overlaps onto the ceiling or falls a bit short. It’s for reasons like that in which crown molding can make all the difference in your home. It’s the type of home remodeling project where everyone will notice a change, but most won’t be able to pinpoint what’s different about your house. You can simply purchase the crown molding as-is and stick it up in a jiffy with a joint compound. In fact, the only additional tool that you might need is a handsaw to make sure they meet correctly at the corners. Other than that, this project should take no longer than a few days. It’s the perfect budget-friendly summer weekend project!

4. Reinvent Your Closets

Many people look for opportunities to make more closet space for themselves by either blowing out walls in their homes or going crazy with drawers and shelves. However, the reality is that you can optimize your closet without spending much extra cash at all. Consider all the different furniture shelves that you, your relatives, or your friends have that you can use. You can also go to a nearby retail store and find cost-effective shelving alternatives that would fit (and look) great in your closet. Also, take this time to reorganize your clothing in his/her categories, color categories, sizing categories, etc. It’s the slightest change that will make a huge difference.

5. Tend to Your Current Outdoor Deck

A backyard deck is one of the finest, yet most overlooked, luxuries about living in a house. It’s the opportunity for you and your family to bond with each other outside and admires all the life around you. However, that outdoor deck goes through a lot over its lifespan. It endures year-round weather, running kids, heavy items, flying debris and much more. Because of that, you’ll want to consider ways you can make it look as good as new, without actually making it new. You can start by renting a power washer to eradicate years of dirt and buildup on the wood your deck is made of. Then you can brush (not spray) a new level of stain to keep that wood looking fresh for several seasons to come.

6. Switch out Your Kitchen’s Hardware

Everyone wants to remodel their kitchen in order to achieve a dream home, but that isn’t always in the cards right away. If you’re still years away from a kitchen remodel, there are still ways you can provide it a “facelift” in the meantime. By simply switching out the hardware pieces in your kitchen, such as drawer handles and knobs, you can give new complexity to your galley. You can replace those old, worn-out gold handles that the house came with with a new set of matte black handles to make your kitchen look more modern.

Knock These Easy Remodeling Designs One at a Time

Why settle for only one of these easy remodeling designs? Place them all on your summer to-do list and have your home feeling like never before. If you’re considering a home renovation project, then be sure to check out these 2022 floor trends. For more inquiries, please begin by booking an appointment and we’ll be happy to assist you further!

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