As the world emerges from lockdown status, you may decide it's time for a change. Moving is one major shift that you might entertain, especially when we're experiencing a seller's market. If you're going to put your home on the market, ready it so that it pulls in the maximum sales price. Real estate experts have determined that remodels can dramatically increase the value of your home. What follows are some fun and funky renovation ideas that will make your residence more livable as well as boost its selling price.
Make Staircases Multifunctional
Stairs can be more than mere pathways between floors. They can also be turned into functional spaces. Attach shelves to the backs of steps and line them with books or decorative knick knacks. The same can be done from the side by hollowing them out underneath and transforming the additional space into cubby holes. Alternatively, make the area beneath your stairs into a storage closet or reading nook.
Refresh Outdated Walls
Drab walls are unappealing. Liven them up with photo collages or artwork. Framed puzzles look fantastic. Maybe the colors on your walls aren't as vibrant as they once were. You can repaint and refresh them. A tidier option is peel-and-stick wallpaper. Adhesive backing makes application easy and readjustments a cakewalk. There are many elegant and durable patterns available, but there's no end to what you may choose. With on-demand printers, your home can be decorated with custom images. Even better, when you design your own style it's always in stock.
Create a Stunning Treehouse
Instead of building an addition and tearing apart your home, construct a treehouse. Their novelty and integration with nature make them extremely appealing. Treehouses make fantastic play spaces for children, or they can be guest rooms complete with lighting and many of the expected amenities. The cost of building one varies greatly. Determine the purpose of your treehouse before you start building to help prevent construction expenses from spiraling out of control.
Enhance Pest Control
It's disturbing when insects and rodents infest homes. The damage they cause can be costly. Preventive measures can be taken before invaders start chewing up walls and leaving droppings. Install an in-wall tubing system that's filled with creature-inhibiting chemicals. It's safe and inexpensive. If fields surround your home and your jurisdiction permits doing so, light a controlled fire to burn up nests that exist within top layers of soil. However, chemical sprays are more effective and thus preferable. Clean your home of food scraps that attract unwanted visitors, install magnetic fly screens in windows, and only use trash cans with built-in lids.
Create Hidden Rooms
Who wouldn't want a secret hidey-hole? Tear down part of a wall and attach a bookcase on a hinge to design a clever entryway that leads to a speakeasy-themed bar. Build a trap door that descends into a basement gaming zone or man cave. Conceive a panic room, gambling den, movie theater, sports paradise, wine cellar, or garden oasis. You are only limited by your imagination.
There are many innovative renovation projects that can elevate your home. Besides increasing residential value and enhancing comfort, construction projects such as these are joyful experiences in which the whole family will want to participate.