For most homeowners, there’s at least one room in the house that could use some TLC. Maybe you purchased a historic home that has a small, outdated kitchen. Maybe your bathroom is cramped or you wish the master bedroom had more design flair–crown molding, an accent wall, or a built-in bookcase, for instance.
For most of us, our homes are a constant work-in-progress. If you’ve got a room in your home that lacks design flair, we’ve got three easy home renovations that can make it breathtaking.
If you were to ask many homeowners what they wish their home had more of, a lot of them would answer storage. Storage is invaluable in homes, especially for growing families. Built-in bookshelves provide you with a breathtaking design feature and tons of new storage. The versatility of these built-in shelves is almost endless. Your built-ins can become your living room’s entertainment center, with a television, DVDs, gaming consoles and a record player. You can also add built-ins to a study or office–the perfect spot for your favorite books, manuals and family mementos.
Built-in bookshelves make rooms seem larger, and can provide a discrete place to store unsightly clutter.
Accent lighting is a simple–yet powerful–way to transform a room’s entire vibe. If you don’t have the funds for a more in-depth renovations, accent lighting is a great option!
Lighting doesn’t have to be extensive to be transformative. Two or three pendant lights in a strategic location can work wonders. If you’re tired of the boring track lighting in your bathroom, replace it with ornate pendants that follow your bathroom’s color scheme.
Natural light is one of the most important elements of a comfortable, inviting room. If a room has small windows that don’t let in much light, you might find it hard to appreciate any of its other design features.
Luckily, window expansion is an option. Window cut-downs, which expand a window below its original boundaries, don’t disturb the structural integrity of the walls on either side of the window. You can transform a small, waist-high window into a window that a reaches nearly to the floor. You can also invest in a window cut-up, which expands a window upwards from its original boundaries. Finally, you can expand your windows outward, making a single window into a double or even a triple. Whichever window expansion you choose, you can look forward to a well-lit space that feels bigger.
Are you ready to start a home design project in Nashville? Contact Stratton Exteriors to schedule your free consultation and learn more about our services!