Now more than ever, people are spending more time at home. So it makes sense to make your home your personal sanctuary, and a place you enjoy being. By renovating or creating your perfect home, you can not only make it comfortable and aesthetically pleasing, but also make it perfectly fit your lifestyle.
It’s time to get creative with your space and consider what you can add to your home to take it to the next level. Here are a few ideas to consider based on your lifestyle and interests.
For The Entertainer
The kitchen is where all great entertaining starts, so why not bring a kitchen into the backyard, too? Especially in warm climates like California’s, making your backyard a personal oasis with a pool, fire pit, and outdoor kitchen can make a huge difference.
If you’re fond of rooftop bars and restaurants, consider adding one to your house! Get the best views in the neighborhood and even more entertaining space by adding a patio or deck high up on the house with the help of a contractor.
For The Home Chef
From climate-controlled walk-in pantries to wine cellars to knife-friendly countertops, there’s a lot you can do to make your home conducive to all the cooking you love. If you’re also fond of coffee, consider adding a coffee bar to your kitchen so you can relax in the morning before work. And if you’re fond of mixing cocktails for friends, family, and guests, you can add a wet bar to the house, either in the main floor, the basement, or outside!
For The Work-From-Home Professional
Now that working from home is increasingly common, it’s more important than ever to have a designated workspace. While working from home is convenient, separating your workspace from the rest of your home is vital for keeping personal and work lives separate. Consider adding an extra room, or even adding a guest room, suite, or house that can double as an office when unoccupied.
For The Fitness Enthusiast
A home gym is a very popular choice for fitness buffs and those who want to stay in shape without driving to a gym every morning. Building a gym in your home helps bring the convenience of a full-service gym to you, saving you time and money on gym memberships. You can customize it exactly how you want, and include all the equipment you need for your workouts.
If you have outdoor space, you can also create outdoor courts for tennis or basketball. You can install a soccer goal for practice, or make a state-of-the-art pool for swimming laps.
For The Recreationist
If you want to be able to have all kinds of fun within your homes’ walls, consider adding an arcade or game room that adults and kids alike can enjoy. Finding machines such as skee ball or pinball secondhand is fairly easy. You can also bring in tabletop games like foosball, billiards, or air hockey.
If you take advantage of California’s legalization of cannabis, consider making a designated lounge for smoking to keep the odor out of the rest of your house. A three-season room or screened-in porch is also a great option, and can be utilized for many other purposes.
For The Media Buff
Home theaters might seem like they’re only for celebrities, but you don’t need much room to make one. Whether you choose a large-screen TV or a projector, all you need is some comfortable recliners and a good sound system and you’re good to go.
If you’re skilled in music, you can even create your own studio in your house. From soundproofing to recording equipment, contractors such as DYM Builders are well-versed in bringing the professional aspects of a studio to your property.
For the spa-frequenter
You can make your bathroom into a spa-like experience by renovating your shower and bathtub and opting for luxurious features like rainfall shower heads, jacuzzi tubs, and heated floors. Add in some of your favorite products and you have a relaxing getaway right in your own home!
You can also take your closet to the next level by customizing it with shelving, drawers, mirrors, and seating. Contractors can even make your closet climate-controlled to help keep your clothes and shoes in tip-top condition!
For The Family
Families change and grow all the time, so it’s important your house can, too. Kids will love a playroom where they can let their imaginations run wild. When they get older, you can transform it into a teen lounge where they feel comfortable bringing their friends.
If you have parents or in-laws who frequently visit, consider adding an in-law suite, a common type of accessory dwelling unit. These suites can be attached or detached from your home, and usually include at least one bedroom, bathroom, and a kitchenette. They help give your visitors some privacy without needing to check into an Airbnb or hotel.