Your house will be a never-ending project. With the list of potential fixes and value-adds increasing as time passes, it can be difficult to narrow down on the areas that need your attention most. Whether you’re looking to increase your quality of living, or upgrade home elements to capture more value at sale, it’s important to consider the multitude of renovation opportunities available and select wisely.
In this article, we’re going to explore several home renovation ideas that you can select from. Each home renovation tip will present its own unique set of costs, requirements, and considerations, but each will certainly do wonders for improving the experience of your home. From kitchens to bathrooms and beyond, there are an endless number of opportunities.
One of the key selling points of any home is the master bedroom. When thinking of home renovation opportunities throughout your house, it’s certainly one that you should consider expanding, brightening, and modernizing. In the example photo above, you’ll see how the use of an accent wall, combined with a brighty, airy colour palette created an incredibly modern, spacious experience. Since most home purchases will be the individuals sleeping in the master bedroom, it’s important to make it appealing.
No kitchen is complete without some modern flare. When considering home renovation options, don’t look past a kitchen refinishing – including new white cabinetry, textured flooring and backsplashes, stainless steel appliances, and modern lighting. Because the kitchen is such a central space to the home, renovations done here will have an incredible impact on the complete home experience.
Although often under-appreciated, a clean, modern mud-room (otherwise known as an entry-way) can be an affordable renovation opportunity that will boost the first impressions of your home. Pair white cabinetry with dark contrasting handles and knobs, as well as bright lighting, in an effort to make a small space feel incredibly inviting. Utilizing colourful wall and counter art is an additional step you can take to make the space feel special.
Don’t be afraid to combine different textures and tones when it comes to your flooring. A renovation project that sees the combinaton installation of tile, stone, and wood flooring can do an incredible job of modernizing your space while still preserving some old-school class.
Although a decently sized renovation project, don’t overlook the potential of modernizing your home’s staircase. As seen in the example picture, glass railings – combined with dark stairs – have become an incredibly popular way of making the main floor feel more open and airy. Pairing the new stairwell with some designer wallpaper or french moulding can go a long way in creating an elegant aesthetic.
Nothing pairs better with a beautiful master bedroom than a newly renovated master bathroom. With fixes as simple as a new shower and tub, a new vanity, new flooring, fresh lighting, and a wall-length mirror, you can create a bathroom fit for royalty. Spice up the aesthetic of the space by experimenting with contrast walls, floating tubs, brass faucets, and more.
Here’s a home renovation tip: a simple flooring and accessory renovation project can breathe new life into your home’s dining space. Pairing dark, natural-wood tones with a light-coloured wall paint and eye-catching furniture will create a truly memorable dining experience.
Create a warm, inviting living room space with a simple flooring, re-painting and re-furnishing renovation project. Pairing a dark-wood floor with a neutral wall colour will allow for a warm atmosphere. Combine that with earth-toned furniture and accessories to create a space that hours can be spent in.
Upgrade your bathroom with the help of a glass-shower installation and a drop-counter vanity. The glass shower will create a far more open and airy bathroom experience, benefiting greatly from the increased light-travel and a beautiful shower backsplash installation.
One house renovation idea that will add a tremendous amount of appeal is the installation of a wine cellar. The wooden cellar should be bright and airy, allowing for the storing of your wine collection in a way that allows visitors to view it from afar. The size of your cellar can be both small and large, the key is to make it a space that is inviting and encourages visitors to stay. Place a table and chairs in the room for this purpose.
Renovating your master bedroom to include his-and-hers vanity bays is a renovation idea that will truly impress guests and potential buyers. Having separate sinks, mirrors, and cabinetry will create a very luxurious bathroom experience.
It’s never been more timely to renovate your home to include a beautiful office space. As shown in the example image, the use of thick, traditional wood shelving can create an incredibly refined, luxurious room built for productivity. Natural light is very important for effective thinking and problem solving, and as such, be sure that your home office has plenty of it.
Improve the quality of your dining room with a timeless ceiling renovation. Stripping away your old, traditional ceiling and installing a textured, tiered one will create an incredibly luxurious aesthetic. Combine this with a modern chandelier and furniture to complete the project.
A simple main-lobby flooring renovation project can have a tremendous impact on the flow of your home. Combine light tiles with darker accent edges and stairs to create a beautiful contrast.
Bringing your bathroom to life is easy with a simple vanity and shower-swap renovation project. Remove your old shower curtains and replace them with a new, modern glass door. Similarly, replace your old vanity with a slim, neutral-toned one to allow for an airy feel.
Improve the experience of your bathroom with the installation of a glass-panelled shower. Unlike the traditional flat-door glass shower, this edged installation will create a very luxurious feel.
One renovation project idea that will certainly improve the bedroom experience in your home is to install pot lights. Since most bedroom spaces will rely on a singular light source, pot lights do a tremendous job of brightening up the entire space and making the room more welcoming.
A simple house renovation idea that can add tremendous value to your bathroom is the extension of your bath tiles down to the base of the bath unit. As opposed to having a tiled shower area and a plain-coloured tub, extend the tiling to the floor and create a cohesive bathroom experience.
One of the first house renovation projects you should look to undertake at your home, if it’s relevant to the space, is to remove carpet from your bedrooms and replace it with hardwood or laminate flooring. Not only will this allow you to keep the room cleaner over time, but it will make the space feel far brighter and more modern. Given the relative affordability of new flooring, this is a project you should look to take on as soon as the budget permits.
A reno idea for your bathroom that shouldn’t go unconsidered in the installation of a tiled shower with a stone-inset shelf. The tile backsplash will allow you to create a modern shower experience that oozes elegance, and the tiled shelf will allow you to effortlessly organize shower items and keep the space clean.
Installing a stained glass ceiling light or window is a house reno idea that will leave your guests in awe. Because this is a project seldom undertaken by homeowners – primarily due to the costs associated – it can be an incredibly easy way of creating a luxurious home aesthetic.
Bring your dining space to life with the help of a crown-moulded wall installation and beautiful chandelier. Adding mid-wall crown moulding will provide a visual break between the floor and ceiling, allowing you to create elegant contrast and accents. A room-specific chandelier will then work to set the tone.
Crown-moulded walls can extend well beyond your dining and living room spaces. Take advantage of the elegant installation in your bathroom to create a visual break between the ceiling and floor, and use contrasting colours to really set the mood of the room.
Two reno ideas that you should consider are wall-mounted lights and contrast-stone flooring. As pictured above, wall-mounted lights will do a wonderful job of both lighting the space and acting as decorative elements. Similarly, contrast-stone flooring will provide visual breaks between the otherwise uneventful flooring installation. Paired with light-coloured walls, these two projects will become defining pieces of your home.
When it comes to working on house renovation projects, you should feel confident that the team you’re choosing will be able to complete the project on-time, in-budget, and to your standards. Torino Construction is a custom home development and renovation company with over a decade of experience, servicing clients all throughout the GTA and surrounding areas. To learn more about our team and services, or to get a project quote, contact us today!