Finding a forever home for the family is just the first step. In fact, improving your living space is a lifelong endeavor to meet your ever-changing needs. Once you’re done with all the basic upgrades, here are some home improvement ideas you can take on next, as long as you have the budget and the patience to see them through:
- Loft Bedrooms
Loft-type bedrooms have the bed propped up on an escalated bed frame, so you get the entire floor area free for other endeavors. Most people use the ground area as a mini office or workstation, but you’re free to do what you want with it — that’s the beauty of placing your bed somewhere it can’t take up the floor area.
This is a great alternative for those who don’t have an extra room to turn into an office.
- Outdoor Living Spaces
If you really want to take advantage of the weather when it gets good, your house needs an outdoor living space, like a spacious deck or a well-lit pergola for those amazing summer nights to be spent with friends.
Now, outdoor living areas are a bit complicated so unless you have previous experience, you might want to find experienced deck and pergola builders instead of trying to DIY everything,
Having a manicured lawn or garden is a home upgrade that all members of the family can get into. Planting and designing an outdoor space can be a good bonding experience, especially with kids, plus it will improve the overall aesthetic of your home, may it be for your own viewing pleasure or for a higher value in case you decide to sell your home somewhere down the road.
- The Ultimate Gaming Room
Trust that if you want your kids to spend more time at home, you have to make provisions for them, such as building the ultimate game room for the family. Regardless of if you’re a serious PC player, a console enthusiast, or someone who casually plays RPG games on your mobile phone, having a dedicated game room will surely increase your gaming experience tenfold.
- A Sunroom
The benefits of having a sunroom cannot be overstated. Just think of all the wonderful benefits we get from the sun, and you’ll get the picture. This can be used as a reading room or a meditation nook, or just an area where you let houseplants get the sun they need. While building a room that lets the sunshine in is simple, there are some features you can have in your sunroom to really get the best benefit out of it.
6. Attic/Basement Conversion
Many people who practice minimalism find no further use for storage spaces like the attic or the basement since they don’t really hold on to a lot of stuff anymore. If you ever find yourself in the same situation, just know that there are no limits to what you can do with a spare attic or basement once you decide to convert it.
An attic could be turned into a bedroom for one of your growing kids, or a spare guest room for when you have visitors over. Meanwhile, the basement can be turned into a mini-bar or a playroom for billiards or table tennis — basically physical games that can’t be played in your electronic game room.
- Kitchen Remodeling
It’s never a bad idea to remodel the kitchen, especially if the goal is to rearrange your stuff in such a way that it will make things easier to find. This is especially important if there is more than one cook/baker in the family. You have to be able to share the space in a way that makes sense for everyone, in that you won’t be running into each other all the time especially during those big, important holidays when everyone would be busy in the kitchen.
In the end, the goal of upgrading or remodeling your forever home is to improve the quality of life of whoever lives there. So as long as you stay within budget, do whatever you feel is best for the family.