There are many reasons why families decide to renovate their homes. Often times it’s because they can’t afford a bigger purchase. It may also be that they already have a well established life in their community and can’t seem to leave a place they’ve known and loved for so long. Love your home and just can’t see living anywhere else, the kitchen or bathroom just needs a face lift or even the flooring needs to be replaced. Whatever the reason, there are ways to assess the home, see how your family has outgrown it and implement change to adapt to your growing family’s needs.
What areas of my home should I focus on renovating?
Did you know that the average home will use as much as a 1000 gallons of water every day? This is based on a report from the EPA that shows during the off-peak season the average water usage is just 260 gallons. This is usually due to more of the family being home during the day flushing the toilets and taking showers, watering the lawn and washing the cars.
There are so many DIY blogs and podcasts out there that self renovation has become a lot more common. It also helps the homeowner when it comes to budget. But is doing it yourself always the best option?
Are you considering giving your kitchen a cabinet refacing? This type of renovation can be done within 3 or 4 days. The design choices are endless, and it is a very affordable option. Cabinet refacing will allow you to change the look and feel of your kitchen without even having to change the cabinets themselves.
When you’re renovating your bathroom for the entire family, there are so many things to consider. It’s even harder in small or shared spaces. Mom needs room for all of her make-up. Dad wants ample space for his thrown to do his business. And the kids want to have fun during bath time. So how is everyone being accommodated?
If you are like me, your shower curtain is the last thing you think about cleaning in the bathroom. It is always there when you need it but not a high priority in your bathroom cleaning routine, but it should be. With multiple uses your curtain will become a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Most shower curtains can just be taken down and put in the washing machine to clean but this doesn’t really keep it clean. Removing those tough stains can be easier than you think! Making your own cleaners will not only remove the dirt and mildew but also keep it looking like new. With a few household items you can make your own cleaner effectively and cost effective. Here’s how to do it:
Do you have a split door frame and don’t know how to fix it? What if you could save some money by fixing it yourself? Follow along below for a step by step tutorial on how to repair a split door frame!
Everyone loves crown molding but let’s face it, most of us are on a budget when it comes to renovation and crown molding can be pretty pricey. So here is a way to create your own crown molding without special equipment that will turn out beautiful, one of a kind and budget friendly.
A fold-down bar or a Murphy bar is a bar area that folds away when not in use to save space and is perfect for small outdoor areas. This is an ideal solution for any small space inside your home or outside. When it’s folded, you can hide it with plants or furniture, and then those items can be moved when in use. The bar is built sturdy enough to hold dishes, serve food and drinks and will surprise and impress your guests. It is the perfect idea for outdoor parties. Let’s get started!
As the weather changes you might have occasions that the air inside your home is warmer than the air outside. You can harness that cooler air and bring it into your home by installing a whole-house fan. Ceiling fans are a great way to keep the air moving but not in all areas of your house. The kitchen and bathrooms are just two rooms that you don’t use ceiling fans, while you can use the exhaust fan to help eliminate the hot air from the bathroom that doesn’t fix the problem of bringing in the cooler air. The whole house fan is installed in the ceiling just below your attic, and it’s hidden by louvers so that it won’t look out of place.