Of course, home improvements will increase the value of your home, but the lift to your spirit is priceless!
Subtle factors in our environment have a huge impact on the way we feel. At times the color of the wall, or just the fact that there is a wall, can dump us into a bad mood. Studies have shown that our feel-good endorphins increase when we are attracted to our environment. So get the positive feelings flowing with some home improvements!
Start with a review of our article Should You Remodel to see if it makes sense to update your current home. Then browse through these popular and often cost effective ideas.
Remove a Wall – Expand Your Space
Open floor plans are at the top of everyone’s wish list because they create a natural flow between key living spaces. Reworking the existing floorplan can provide an unrestricted social feel. In this case the kitchen was expanded by removing a wall to allow the homeowners a seamless connection between the kitchen and living room. The new space feels enormous without the old confining kitchen enclosure. Of course, you should seek the opinion of an expert before making any structural changes. For a few guidelines click here.
Updating Cabinetry & Countertops
Nothing dates a home more than a dingy and cramped kitchen. This fresh new layout designed by Geneva Cabinet Company, LLC. provides more efficient storage and open circulation. New cabinetry is by Shiloh with countertops by Cambria. A lovely stone backsplash from Bella Tile and Stone and artisan hardware complete the look with an air of sophistication for this newly efficient floorplan.
Finish off every room with proper lighting. It will instantly update and brighten the space. Think in terms of a balanced blend of light sources. Chandeliers are perfect for general lighting. Add dimmers to alter the mood. Supplement with recessed cans to focus on architectural features such as this fireplace wall. They also serve well as task lighting when strategically spaced in the kitchen. Note the additional sparkle added by crystals and the mirror!
Don’t forget the Bath
Baths can add an instant update, and one that is attractive will certainly improve your mood. It’s much nicer to start and end each day in a fresh bright space with beautiful lighting and good storage. Consider the various options for the redesign of your bath by reading this.
Here is a quick review of this latest project. Let it inspire you and call us to discuss future updates to your home.
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