A custom remodeling project is no small task. From the inspiration to the design, and then living around a construction site for several weeks, it’s a tall task.
But, that shouldn’t scare you away from getting your home remodeled. We’re here to help you feel inspired and motivated to take on your remodeling project.
Today we’ll be covering 3 custom home remodeling ideas. These ideas are sure to work in almost any home and will help you get excited about your (new and improved) home.
First off, let’s look at finishing a basement.
Finishing Your Basement
A finished basement will help you make the most of your home, as well as help you sell your home if that is in your future plans. Many homeowners choose to leave their basement unfinished in hopes of saving some extra money during the building process. This works out great, but when it comes time to start finishing a basement, it can be hard to get inspired.
Here are a few ideas to get you thinking in the right direction!
A Basement Bedroom
Many unfinished basements are equipped with plumbing for a shower, sink, and toilet. That means you have the option of creating a great basement bedroom. Whether you choose to make it into a little apartment for guests or simply an extra bedroom for the kids, a basement bedroom can truly be as big or small as you want it to be. The only requirement is that you follow any existing fire codes.
Apartment or Entertainment Kitchen
Having a second place in your home to prepare food, drinks, and other fun treats is a must for many families. It also allows for great opportunities to entertain family members or guests when they’re over. If you’re unsure of what appliances you can include in your second kitchen, we can help. We always recommend a fridge and sink so that you’re able to prepare drinks for the big games, but we can also talk through the need for an oven and stovetop or convection oven.
A basement inspiration list isn’t complete without mentioning an entertainment center. When you can combine an entertainment kitchen with an entertainment center, you’ll be set! A living space like this is sure to be fun for their whole family. Everything you need for movie nights or the super bowl is sure to be found in your newly remodeled space.
Breathing New Life Into a Master Bathroom
Thinking of remodeling to add value to your home? A master bathroom can be a huge selling point for many homebuyers. But, be sure to wrap up the project long before selling so that you can enjoy it too.
Potential details to include when starting a bathroom remodeling project:
- Custom tile shower
- A jacuzzi tub
- A double sink
- Proper lighting throughout
- Attached walk-in closet
- Heated flooring
Everyone’s needs and desires are different when it comes to bathrooms. Some people like a more open space, others may prefer a seating area. Be sure to look into and ask your contractor what has been trending. While you might be fond of a specific color or style of flooring, it’s important that your home will still have a strong resale value retained from the initial cost of the project.
Minor Kitchen Remodel and Refresh
Your kitchen layout might be perfect. The oven and sink are accessible. Your fridge is in just the right spot, and you’ve never wanted to move the microwave or change a thing. What you need is a kitchen refresh. Adding granite countertops, re-staining or installing new cabinets, and adjusting your hardware to match the new color scheme can take your home’s kitchen to the next level.
Home Remodels that Add Value
Each of the home remodeling projects and ideas that we’ve listed above offer a significant return on investment. This list from Bank Rate can help give you some cost to value measurables when it comes to resale value. If you’re restoring an older home, be sure to check out this recent post to help you decide if it’s worth it or not. And don’t forget to browse our blog for other interesting reads and the occasional recipe.
Contact Thomas Buckburough & Associates for all your remodel design and execution needs. We’ve got you covered for any project in your home. Our decades of remodeling and renovation experience in the Boston area set us apart. Reach out to us online to get started on a quote for your remodel. Or, give us a call to talk through what you’re looking to get out of a remodel project. You can reach TB&A at 978-263-3850.