Ways to Remodel Your Home

Everyone’s home deserves to be well decorated and feel like a sanctuary. But as time goes on, the overall feel of the property can come off as stale and bland. The best solution to making your home vibrant again is to remodel it. Home remodeling will take a bit of work, but the result will be more than worth it. If you’re unsure on where to start, then you’re in the right place. Here are ways you can remodel your home and add curb appeal.

How You Can Afford Your Remodel

Before we get into the remodels themselves, let’s get into how you can afford the high renovation costs. The first option is a HELOC, or home equity line of credit. This is a special type of loan that functions similarly to a credit card where you can take out money as needed. You have a set amount of money you can use that’s determined by the value of your home and how much you’ve currently paid off. This way you can roll in any outstanding debt and even cover the cost of college for your children. You can use the equity you’ve built up for good reason, while having one monthly payment with a payoff plan in sight. 

Another way you can pay for a home remodel is to take out a personal loan. Personal loans can also be used for just about anything. However, the amount you receive is determined by your credit score. You can also look to grants or a renovation loan as well.

Double Your Closet Space

Have you ever gone into your closet and felt like there’s nowhere to move. Everything is all cloistered together and your shelves are overloaded with clothes you forgot you had. This is a common issue for people who live in smaller houses. The most obvious solution is to add more space. Adding more closet space is one of the more affordable remodeling projects you can do as it only costs an average $1,000 to $2,000. Something to keep in mind is that the price isn’t set in stone; how much you’re going to spend does depend on where you’re located and the company’s rate.

Make Your Kitchen More Efficient

The kitchen is probably the most used area in a household. But a lack of space or awkward counter placements can make cooking somewhat difficult. Rather than wrap your head around making the most of the situation, it’s far less of a headache if you remodel the kitchen layout. There are a few types of layouts you can choose from including:

  • G-shape
  • L-shape
  • U-shape
  • Galley
  • One-wall

While you research which option would work best for you, you need to measure out the size of your kitchen. Having an accurate measurement of your kitchen gives you the necessary information needed to proceed.

Install a Home Elevator

Now we’re getting into more expensive territory, but it’s well worth the cost if it means making your home more comfortable. One of the most expensive remodels you can get is installing a home elevator. As the name implies, it’s an easier way to traverse the upper levels of your house. A home elevator can eliminate the risk of slip and fall, which is a common household hazard. Furthermore, this one addition can single-handedly cause your property value to skyrocket. As for the cost, you can expect to pay somewhere between $10,000 to $60,000. However, that’s just for the elevator alone.

Installing a home elevator is only the first part; chances are your house isn’t big enough to support it. This is where the remodeling comes into play. To get the most accurate information, you’ll need to consult an elevator specialist. These professionals will come out and assess the current layout of your home. Once they’re finished, they’ll tell you whether you need to add more space. If more space is needed, it’ll cost you somewhere between $80 to almost $300 per square foot.

Swap Out the Floors

The quality of your floors can speak volumes about your house, especially if it hasn’t been changed in years. Whether it’s those pesky, squeaking wooden floorboards or lifting vinyl, it’s time to swap it out. The choice is ultimately up to you, but some of the most commonly bough floors include marble, ceramic tiling, concrete, bamboo, and stone flooring. Carpeting is typically not recommended because of how difficult they can be to maintain. How much you must pay depends on the overall square footage of the room.

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