Whether you want to increase your home's attractiveness to make it more valuable, look more expensive, or to be able to say that you live in a well-kept house, there are steps you can take to achieve all of these goals. Let's look at some ways to give your home's appeal a boost from top to bottom.
It's easy to forget your roof since you don't often notice it, but others do, and by starting at the very top of your house you can assure a thorough upgrade to your home.
If you've been lamenting that your roof doesn't quite fit the style of your home, or you're interested in creating a completely different look, you could consider changing the pitch of your roof to achieve a brand new style. It's a very involved project, but doable in the right hands. There are many types of eye-catching roofs you can choose from, including: gambrel, a barn-like style of roof that features a peak and two slopes on each side; gable, a traditional kind of roofing that is the perfect fortress against rain and snow; and bonnet, a unique type of roof with a steep angle and an even steeper slope.
If you aren’t willing to have an entirely new roof built, cleaning your current one can greatly improve the way it looks. This involves removing all algae, mold, mildew, lichen and moss that may have built up on it to ensure that it looks as good as it did when it was first built. If you don’t think that you are up to this task, then be sure to read more about a professional roof cleaning service that is qualified to do it for you.
Under your roof is your attic, and the best way to boost the appeal of this space is to convert it into a liveable area. By committing to this project, you’ll transform a damp storage space that is full of dust and cobwebs into a unique room your family can use.
When converting an attic into a bedroom, you need a well considered plan. This plan should outline all of the details the room requires, such as the number and placement of electrical outlets and light switches, and the size of furniture the space will accommodate. With your plan worked out, you can then get your conversion underway. And remember not to buy major furniture until the project is complete in case significant adjustments need to be made along the way.
An important aspect to keep in mind when converting your attic is the insulation. To keep your heating bills from going through the roof, you should have spray foam installed on the underside of the roof, and have blown-in cellulose attached to the areas of the walls that are hard to reach or are particularly prone to losing heat. Once all of the tough work is completed, you can have fun creating your decor scheme.
As you move down in your home, the next place you will find yourself in is your upstairs area (unless you live in a bungalow). Here is probably where your bedrooms and bathroom are located as well as the landing space that connects them, and by focusing on improving the aesthetics of these spaces, you will create a more attractive interior.
With regards to your bathroom, making sure it's always neat and clean is important as you never know who is going to pop in and ask to use the room. Hang clean towels and make sure the toilet and sink are sparkling at all times. When it comes to your landing area and hallway, you can maximize the space by keeping it clear and filled with light. To go one step further, you could make a feature of the walls that lead up to your landing area, by creating a photo gallery or adding a graphic wallpaper. A style of stairs that is very much in at the moment is hardwood topped with a carpet runner, and you can use this to bring bold colour or contemporary patterns, such as stripes, into your decor, and draw the eye up to your second floor.
On the ground floor is where your kitchen and living room typically sit, and boosting the appeal of both of these rooms will have significant impact on first impressions of your home as well as resale value.
When undertaking a renovation on your kitchen, the more you can invest, the better. If your budget allows, have the whole room remodeled in the best quality you can afford. Install new cabinets, appliances, flooring and lighting, and if it fits your layout, you may want to add an island or breakfast nook.
In regards to your living space, a good rule of thumb is to create a communal feel. The best way to achieve this is to have seating facing each other to facilitate conversation in a comfortable setting. And warm details, even if you have a cool colour scheme, will make the space feel pleasant and welcoming. Think lush textures and lots of natural light.
Once you have your home in shape top to bottom, you can feel confident that your home is everything you want it to be.