As Canadians, we only get a short window of opportunity to tackle home renovation projects during the summer. That’s why we recommend planning your summer renovations in the spring or even earlier so you can book in your contractor and get it completed before the summer rush. Though it can be overwhelming to think about, it’s also important to keep in mind that the longer you ignore an area of your home that needs attention, the more drastic and costly it can be to repair or improve it down the road. If you’re thinking about upgrading your home this year, here are some popular renos for you to consider for your summer project.
After the busy holiday season and long winter months, the kitchen can endure a lot of wear and tear. Plus, it’s where homeowners tend to focus their attention on improvements because it’s the most used and valuable room in the home. This means it’s always worth investing in to maintain, upgrade, and redo whenever it’s starting to look worn and dated. You can modernize your kitchen by replacing just a few staple features like the counters and cupboards, or if your budget permits, you can redo the entire space – replacing the flooring with attractive tiling or hardwood, adding a new backsplash, energy-efficient appliances, and more. A modern kitchen upgrade can drastically improve efficiency and function while creating a space that you can feel proud to show off when you’re hosting friends or family.
Adding an Extension
Aside from the kitchen, adding an extension to the home is the second most popular way to enhance space and boost the value of it. If you need additional room for your growing family or a home office where you can get work done, you could create the space you need instead of enduring the aggravating process of moving. If you’re considering an extension, don’t leave your plans until the last minute. This type of project requires a good amount of planning and professional expertise to ensure it’s safe and aesthetically pleasing. Make sure to get your plans sorted well ahead of the summer months with a professional contractor who knows what they’re doing.
Revamp the Basement
Has your basement seen better days? It’s a common area that homeowners tend to ignore until more space is needed. Instead of using it to store away old boxes and work-out equipment, why not transform it into a space that serves a better purpose? An entertainment hub, a yoga studio or an extra play area for the kids – whatever you prefer, you can customize it to suit your lifestyle.
Make Your Home More Accessible
If you or a family member has a mobility issue and can’t navigate around the home easily, it might be time to consider having a mobility renovation performed. No one should feel limited or confined in their own home. Whether it’s a senior family member or a child with a disability, our contractors can provide what you need – wider doors, lower counters, lower bathroom fixtures, handrails, non-slip floors, shower and bath seats, brighter lighting, and much more.
Spruce Up the Patio
With a limited window of warm weather to enjoy, the backyard tends to become an extension of our home during the summer months. So it’s important not to neglect it. If your outdoor space is looking beaten and battered after the winter season, consider sprucing it up with new interlock for the patio, replacing the deck, and livening up your landscape to make it clean, eye-catching, and inviting.
As the second most used room in the home, the bathroom can also endure a lot of wear and tear, especially with the added heat and moisture. If you’re noticing any moldy spots, broken tiles or old faucets that are starting to drip, a bathroom overhaul could be in order. Whether it requires a deep overhaul that includes the plumbing, or just a facelift, it’s another excellent return on investment. Updating your toilet to a low-flush model, swapping out old tiles and faucets, adding a lavish vanity and bowl sink for a touch of luxury, and installing a glass shower enclosure can works wonders for enhancing the entire space.
One of the easiest ways to renew the look of your home is with a fresh coat of paint. Add some new colours to your bedroom, feature wall or kitchen to make it appear more inviting and cheerful. It’s a simple way to elevate your interior and exterior spaces.
No matter what your home reno needs involve, our expert crew at the Renosgroup.ca can make it happen. We are dedicated to providing professional, quality workmanship and friendly customer service for all our clients throughout Ottawa. Contact us today to learn more about our home reno services or to get a quote.