The only thing better than a home renovation that proves itself to be highly useful on a day-to-day basis is one that proves itself to be highly useful in multiple ways. We live in an age where space and functionality are at a premium; especially those of us who live in highly populated areas. Even if you don’t live in a populated area, you probably know what it’s like to live in a heavily traffic home environment. A larger family can find it difficult to fit into the average sized home, and the situation is often cramped. Making better use of space, while increasing functionality, can have tangible benefits for everyday living.
That’s why more and more homeowners are turning their attention – and their home renovation budgets – toward projects that don’t serve one but rather multiple purposes in the home.
Let’s take a look at some of the most popular multipurpose home renovation projects on the market today, and discuss the merits of each. As a homeowner, this may give you a clearer idea of what’s actually possible when you pair up with a highly-trained and trustworthy renovator to improve your life at home.
1. Knocking down a wall
Opening up your floor plan is certainly a popular option these days — in no small part because people are interested in getting more out of their living spaces. Taking two or three smaller areas and combining them into a large open space can make that square footage noticeably more useful. Larger, multi-functional spaces can be used for studying, entertainment, cooking and eating, and entertaining. It can also give a greater sense of “spaciousness” to the home.
2. Upgraded storage
Versatile storage options are one of the biggest trends in home renovation. Many homes have a critical lack of useful storage. As a result, areas like the kitchen, bathroom and laundry area are often cluttered and difficult to use. Pullout drawers, rotating cupboards and “open” storage designs are effective ways to create more space with less. Utilizing the space underneath staircases (or even beneath individual steps) is also a popular option. Homeowners are paying extra attention to built-in storage solutions these days, especially as rising real estate prices push people toward smaller homes.
3. Thoughtful lighting
Renovating your overhead lighting arrangements can make a big difference in terms of creating a more “multi-purpose” space. Pendant lights, work lamps, and track lighting can help delineate different areas of the same room — but you’ll want to make sure your built-in lights are carefully considered and expertly installed.
Looking towards the future
The best home renovators on the market today are the ones who stay on the cutting edge of what’s happening today, and can offer their customers creative and modern ideas to beautify their homes and make them more functional. At the same time, they’ll never turn their back on the time-tested principles of home renovation – namely attention to detail, unwavering excellence in workmanship, a dedication to using the finest materials and delivering the best possible results, and client-centered customer service from the initial contact all the way to the finished product.