Ways to Remodel a Home’s Interior
By: John Garcia | Date Posted: January 25, 2023
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Our homes are what we consider to be safe havens. It’s where we can relax, have fun, work, and tend to responsibilities without the prying eyes of the public. When you first bought your humble abode, didn’t you feel comfortable and satisfied? Now that a few years have gone by, compare what you felt back then to how you feel now. Is the warmth of the home still there? Or do you feel it’s starting to lose its charm? If the latter is your answer, then you’ve come to the right place. With a few well-made adjustments, your home can continue to feel like the sanctuary it’s supposed to be. In this article, we’ll be going over a few ways to remodel a home’s interior.
Visualize What You Want
Making the decision to remodel is only the beginning. Now it’s time for the next step: thinking about what you want. Remodeling your home isn’t as easy as some people make it out to be. Sometimes, it takes more than simply rearranging the furniture or replacing the finishes on your bathroom appliances. You may be looking for an entire redesign, which is perfectly fine. Either way, you need to have a clear understanding of what you want from this. Remodeling can be quite an investment, depending on how you go about it, so you want to get the most bang for your buck. Planning doesn’t have to be an overnight process; you can take as long as you need before you come to a final decision. Remember that there’s no rush and certainly no wrong answers.
Start With the Paint
It’s almost an unspoken law to take note of current color trends and start every home remodeling article with a paint job. That’s because many homeowners underestimate the effects of a fresh coat of paint and color. Over time, the walls may start to look a little dark and fade out, which is normal if you’ve lived in your house for several years. However, prolonged exposure can start to affect your mood.
In fact, color plays an integral role in our overall comfort in a house, as color can make us feel certain ways. Having a fiery red can cause someone to feel passionate, driven, and even warm. Lighter colors, like light blue, for instance, can help us feel calmer and more collected. Many households have their walls painted white, which is supposed to invoke a feeling of peace and tranquility. The choice of which color is the best to paint your walls is ultimately up to you.
Install a Home Elevator
Installing a home elevator can be one of the biggest remodeling jobs you can ever get. Not only do you have to pay for the elevator itself, you might also have to finance the potential space needed for it, and home elevator costs vary, so you’ll need to really plan ahead with this one. If your house requires more space, then you might have to pay around $120 per square foot, but that depends on the contractor. As for the price of the elevator, it depends on the model, its installation, and the company you’re purchasing it from. Some companies can charge $6,000, while others may require almost $80,000.
On the flip side, you do have a fantastic opportunity to increase your property value. In addition, you’re also effectively getting rid of the risk of slips and falls, which are common among people with disabilities, elders, and even young children. With such a high price to pay, you might not be too sure how to go about it. The first thing you need to do is get a rough estimate of how much it’s going to cost. Once you understand how much you’ll be spending, there are a few ways you pay for a home elevator.
If you don’t plan on leaving or selling any time soon, then taking out a home equity line of credit (HELOC) may make sense. A HELOC functions similarly to a traditional credit card, where you’re allowed to use a certain amount. The amount of money you’re able to use from a HELOC depends on how much you’ve paid for the house. So, if your mortgage is $300,000 and you’ve already paid down $200,000, you may have upwards of $200,000 to use. Alternatively, you can apply for a personal loan, which can be used to finance anything you need.
Get Your Plumbing Repaired or Replaced
Plumbing is one of the most important parts of a household. Plumbing systems are designed to last for decades, but over time, it can greatly suffer from old age. Even if you’ve lived in your house for years, that’s only a fraction of how long the plumbing system has been there. An old, faulty plumbing system can cause plenty of issues. Old pipes have a greater chance of roots growing into them. This can cause leaks to occur more frequently while giving off a horrendous odor. If you plan on selling, plumbing issues will be the first thing buyers notice. Either way, repairing or replacing your plumbing system is something you need to prioritize.
Thank you for reading!