All of us enjoy decorating, renovating and shaping our homes in different ways. Give two identical homes to two different families, and the homes will look much different after two years at most. This is absolutely fine, in fact, being able to apply your personality to the walls around you can help you feel more like it’s your home, and something to be appreciated. If that’s the case, then it could be that planning for the home upgrades you truly want can help you work towards and look forward to something there.
But what would be on your ‘home upgrade priority list’ in the first place? How might you prioritize your saving and choose the best renovations to help your designs flourish, and help you make the best structural changes that can then inform future beauty? If you haven’t yet gotten involved in home renovation, it can be a wonderful thing. But learning where and how to get started can be a worrying process. This is why we hoped to compile the following advice, to potentially allow you to realize your dreams more than you expected:
Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for many people to upgrade their bathrooms as the last consideration in their home. This is because while guests will often use it, it’s not the room they will spend the most time in. Most people can often do with a bathroom in slight need of repairs or with aged decors, because it’s not seen as a social hangout, at least as long as everything is normal in the household. All a bathroom truly needs to be is clean and functional, and that’s about it.
At least that’s how it seems. But you’d be surprised just how well a bathroom can inform the rest of your home, and just how great your chosen design might be. Spending your mornings and evenings grooming and either getting ready for or deflating from the day is an important time. It’s ‘me’ time. And so you deserve to be surrounded by a beautiful environment during those periods. Not only that, but if you can get the bathroom right, you’ll likely have an easier job of renovating the whole household.
It can first be important to bring excellent plumbers in to check the piping and to help you see what work could be done there. For example, you may wish to change the position of the sink to the other side of the room, or perhaps even craft a wet room. You may decide to opt for a new form of tile to line the flooring or walls, or perhaps you wish to make more of a presentable area around the sink. Perhaps you wish to change the location of the bathroom completely, in order to secure more privacy on a higher floor, for example. We’d recommend you consider your bathroom, because it sounds strange to say, but it can truly tie the home together.
We often think little of our windows unless they are damaged, dirty, or losing insulation. We may be content with the windows that have been installed since moving in, but fifteen years have now passed, and you’re considering an upgrade. Not only might you have been stuck with UPVC windows and truly desire double glazing, not only for the insulation but also the sound and security benefits, but this time you want windows with an arch that truly conveys the aesthetic of your home. To us, that sounds very reasonable.
But it’s important to know where you might start. Thankfully, you can start in a measured manner, using Renewal by Andersen windows to help you gain a quote, choose a design and confer with them about the needs of your home. When you bring in the professionals with a trained eye, you can conform your window replacement with excellent new and modernized options, as well as transform or abide by the current aesthetic of your home. There’s something incredibly freeing about that.
Your Child’s Bedrooms
It might be that you wish to upgrade the master bedroom, but often, your children grow up so fast that they need special arrangements to be made for them. Also, you have your entire you live at your current address to upgrade the masters, but asking a mid-teenager to continue to live in a bedroom with ponies and fairies on the wall? It might look beautiful, but if they’ve grown out of it, it could be a little much. Also, while it’s usually more than appropriate for two young children to enjoy a bunk bed in the same room to save on space, there will come a time where they both want their own space. It’s normal.
This means that it might be you wish to create two rooms from one large space. This way, both children can have their own space. Perhaps your son is starting to become more of a late teenager now, and starting to stay up late nights or come in late from attending social events. This way, it might be best to give them a downstairs room for them to sleep in, perhaps away from their younger siblings. It depends on your family setup of course, but often, upgrading a child’s bedroom can be a timely and needed consideration.
Like the bathroom, a garage can often be seen as a simple, functional space, perhaps a place that needs to stay clean and organized when it can be. For many people, the garage is a place to store old furniture or somewhere to keep the car and tools. But it might be that making the most of this space can help you store items for your hobby, perhaps a place to stock a workbench and a woodworking area, or perhaps you simply wish for more security and comfort with a large garage door. This can be a wonderful thing to experience, and can give your home that final trimming you may have wanted for years.
With this advice, we hope you’re better able to make use of your home upgrade priority listing.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.