Renovating a home is a big project, depending on the condition it is in when you start. If it is the home you are currently living in, it can be very difficult to simply overhaul the house all at once. It probably needs to be done in smaller pieces, so that you can still live in the home and keep all of your belongings in there for normal use. Starting with a bathroom, bedroom, or living room is one way to go. The bathroom idea only really works if there is a second bathroom in the house that can be in use at the same time, which is the difficulty as well with remodeling a kitchen. Not being able to use your kitchen for an extended period of time during remodeling means a lot of eating out and ordering in or staying elsewhere temporarily.
If you do decide to go with a renovation project, there are a lot of very cool trends and projects that are worth looking into, many of which can be done by just about anyone with the right materials and set of tools.
1. Painting an accent wall. This is a trend that comes and goes, and the color depends heavily on the person and other furnishings in the room. But painting an accent wall can give depth to a smaller room or bring together different themes, artwork, and furniture. This can easily be done by a non-professional.
2. Stone siding. This trend has definitely seen a huge uptake in the past five or six years, after having gone on hiatus for a long time. Stone siding is stylish as an accent wall as well, or even as an accent to the exterior of a home. Brick veneer faux also adds a nice touch to a fireplace if you have one. With the right vendor such as Gen Stone, and a weekend to work on a project, you can do this at home yourself for much less than it would cost a contractor to do for you.
3. Granite counter tops. As a homeowner you want to be careful with the modifications you make in the kitchen. Counter tops in particular can be expensive and very particular to a person’s tastes, so going all out with something you are not sure will re sell well might not be the best idea. However, granite is huge right now and sticking with a nice neutral color might help increase the value of your home.
4. Hardwood floors. This is another one you want to be careful about, and probably want to avoid doing yourself. Do not rip out every inch of your carpet without first being certain you want hardwood floors. There is a lot of variety in color here, so you can personalize these and they frequently have good re sell value.
There are a number of other trends out there that are fashionable and in demand, so doing your market research will help you figure out which ones are right for you. If they are not the ones above, there are a number of others out there that might suit your needs.
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