Maybe there is an area of your house that you don’t like, or some appliances that have always been finicky that you have been needing an excuse to upgrade. Perhaps the wall paint is wearing off or you simply don’t like how it accentuates your interior design anymore. While your home may be in need of home renovations like upgrading plumbing, getting new kitchen appliances, or installing a hardwood floor, there are trendy and fresh home renovation ideas that will improve the overall look and feel of your home. Home renovations should always reflect your personal style and preferences, but keep reading for some ideas that you may want to see in your home! Keep reading to find out more, and for high-quality home renovation, kitchen remodeling, and bathroom renovation, contact Gateway Kitchen & Bath Centre today!
Renovation Ideas to Upgrade Your Home
Add More Light
Windows are the eyes of your house and add great character to your house. Installing more windows in your home will boost the amount of natural light that you let into your home. There are a multitude of benefits of natural light, which include:
Helps ward off seasonal depression
Reduces stress created by fluorescent lighting
Boosts vitamin D
To optimize the amount of light you get through a window, place mirrors around the house, either opposite or parallel to a window, to bounce light around a room. It makes the room appear more bright while also opening it up more. Another way to optimize the amount of light in a room is to ditch any heavy curtains that prevent the sun from entering your home. Letting in more sun can help your circadian rhythm get back on track.
Add Speciality Finishes on Hardware
Specialty finishes in the kitchen or the bathroom, like opting for copper faucets, will quickly update your space and make it more modern and trendy. Speciality finishes like rose gold, brushed bronze, and brass will make any of your appliances stand out and will add to the overall complexity of the room. Add a brass frame around a mirror to accentuate it, while also tying in other colors that surround the mirror. Think about the look and the vibe you want the room you’re working on to have — opt for a sleek and minimal look with chrome black cabinet knobs, give your kitchen a glamorous look with brass hardware, or use crystal box pulls and knobs to add texture and shine to a room. The options are limitless.
Think About the Ceilings
A well-decorated home has incorporated every aspect of the home into its interior design. Nothing is overlooked, not even the ceilings. Ceilings, whether you notice them or not, add a great amount of character to a room, as the style, shape, height, and color can vary greatly depending on the mood of the space. While some ceilings are an architectural feat, think about the following ceiling types:
Barrel-Vaulted Ceilings - They are usually just elevated ceilings with a curvilinear slope, which opens up the entire room.
Cathedral Ceilings - Cathedral ceilings offer a more symmetrical and pointed design. They are a great way to accentuate unused attic space.
Speciality Moldings - These usually tend to be more elaborate, and may give more of a historical vibe to the room, as a lot of designs come from Victorian and Neoclassical periods.
Upgrade to Custom Cabinetry for a Variety of Uses
Custom cabinets are a great way to personalize and optimize the space you have in any given room. Try to steer away from cabinets that will not be relevant after only a few years, and think more along the lines of built-in cabinets that give you more freedom of what you put into them. From an espresso machine to office supplies, choose what you can put in your cabinet and make sure the size is easy to work with. There is nothing worse than being stuck with an oversized cabinet to fit a printer or an undersized cabinet that you used to use for electronics.
Upgrade Your Flooring
In the new year, it may be time to upgrade your flooring from carpet to hardwood. There are many well-known reasons why carpet simply isn’t the best floor choice for homes, including the facts that they reduce indoor air quality, they trap allergens, and they require regular maintenance. It may be time to install hardwood floors if you haven’t already; hardwood floors come in many different grains and colors, not to mention the fact that hardwood floors are durable, long-lasting, cost-effective, provide a timeless look to your home, and match with any of your interior design elements.
Be Bold With Your Tiling
Tiling can be a great way to draw someone's attention around the room, pulling certain design elements, or simply standing out. Colorful and graphic tiles with strong patterns can complement accessories and change the mood of a room. However, for those who see themselves changing their tiles more often than not, then invest in small graphic accessories, like movable lighting, decorative rugs, graphic pillows, and even wall paint.
Gateway Kitchen & Bath works closely with it clients to help them achieve their dreams in renovating their home. We specialize in kitchen and bathroom renovations and installations, as well as custom cabinets and home renovations. For more information, or to set up a free consultation, contact us today!