Budget Conscious Home Improvements
I just recently came across this article on the blog entitled ForLook Interior Design called “Move or Improve” and though the article was written in September 2008, it still holds as much relevance now as it did back then.
The article talks about the dilemma people are facing now with the credit crunch. Should they try to sell their homes or instead stay, be creative and invest in home improvements as a viable alternative?
I totally agree with the articles sentiment about not going crazy or doing anything too expensive. Try to stay within your budget and remember not everything has to be done at the same time.
With careful planning, renovations can be done in increments so as not to cause a financial burden. If all you need is more space, then an extension to your present bathroom or the rearrangement of walls within your home may be all you need.
Make the Ordinary Extraordinary
Not only will it spruce up the old space but it will add value to your home if you really do decide to move on to brighter pastures. And remember whether it’s the addition of a powder room or something on a more grander scale, there is no reason for your bathroom to be ordinary.
The hectic lifestyles of today’s families also calls for new approaches to bathroom design such as double sinks, separate tubs and shower space and perhaps even separate dressing rooms to accommodate two people using the facilities at the same time during the morning rush hour.
Remodel or new construction, the simple rearrangement of your floor plan can open up space or create a special enclave that is sure to be enjoyed by the entire family.