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Dec

Top Home Renovation Ideas For The New Year

 

Are you thinking about sprucing up your home in 2018? Renovations are necessary to keep your home updated, and ultimately add value in the long-run. So today, we’ve created a list of home renovation ideas to tackle in the new year.

Update Your Floors

It’s a great idea to start your home renovations by updating the existing flooring. Take out those unhygienic carpets and install a beautiful hardwood floor. Work with an interior designer to see which colour will compliment your home and always make sure to select engineered hardwood, which is water-resistant and more durable.

Change The Lighting

Think about hiring an electrician and change the lighting fixtures around the house. Choose yellow, ambient-coloured bulbs that will accentuate your furniture and make the space feel cosier. Always select energy-efficient light bulbs to help reduce your electricity bill on a monthly basis.

Renovate A Small Bathroom

A small bathroom is also referred to as a powder room, and typically has a sink and toilet but lacks a shower or bath. They measure around 5 square metres or less and are located on the main floor or basement. These bathrooms are easy to tackle because they’re small and won’t serve as an inconvenience during the renovation process.

Make sure to work with a reputable contractor to create a modern look that will add immediate value to the home. Select either ceramic or porcelain tiles to create a polished look that will blend seamlessly with the colour of the walls and cabinetry.

Create A Beautiful Driveway

This may sound a little odd, but any real estate agent will tell you the driveway is the gateway to the home. A great way to add value to a property is to expand the driveway to accommodate for more vehicles. If space is limited, aim to level all the craters and fix the superficial cracks that can look unsightly. Some homeowners even select stone bricks, which add a sophisticated touch to a driveway.

Kitchen

The kitchen is a focal room in the house and receives the most traffic on a daily basis. A modern kitchen can undoubtedly raise the value of your property, so it’s a good idea to consult with an interior designer for the renovation stage.

Always consult with an interior designer because this is a major renovation and you want to make sure you’re doing it properly.

The interior designer can provide valuable insight and act as a project manager. They can oversee the entire construction phase and communicate with the contractors to make sure everything aligns with your vision. It’s always a good idea to flip through the pages of Canadian Living and Architectural Digest to get inspired by imagery and show it to the designer.

This is also the perfect moment to update all the appliances in the kitchen to match the newly renovated decor. These days, stainless steel remains the most popular option, but make sure it doesn’t clash with the colour scheme.

At Canadian Home Style, our experts have several years of experience under their belt and can tackle any project. If you’re toying with the idea of renovating your home in the future, make sure to visit our design centre located in the North Shore and feel free to contact us for a consultation.