Are you looking to spice up your home? Do you want to renovate but don’t know where to start? Look no further. In this blog post, DYM Builders will provide several innovative home renovation ideas that are sure to make your neighbors jealous. These designs are unique and stylish, but they are also easy to implement. So whether you’re looking to increase livable space or add a new patio area, we have the perfect solutions for you!
Convert your attic or garage into a livable space
Create additional living space in your house by converting your attic or garage. This is a great way to add an extra bedroom, office, or playroom. You can also use this space to create a home gym or studio. The possibilities are endless!
In order to make your attic or garage into a liveable space, you’ll need to finish the room with the proper insulation, drywall, and flooring. A professional contractor can help with these steps and can also help you furnish and style the space once it’s done!
Install a sliding barn door to save space in your hallway
If you have a small space, you’ve probably run into difficulties with regard to your doors. Closet doors that swing open into the hallway can make it difficult to pass through. Similarly, bathroom doors take up a lot of valuable space in a very small room.
Installing a sliding barn door not only adds an aesthetic feature to your house but also increases your usable space. When opened, the doors either slide into a pocket or along the wall. Either way, you’ll save a considerable amount of room.
Create a reading nook by the window with comfortable seating and plenty of light
Who doesn’t want to sit near the window with a good book? Try creating a reading nook by creating built-in seating under a window. The built-in bench can also connect to shelving to frame the window—a perfect space to store your books! If you don’t want to create built-ins, you can also place some comfortable furniture by the window and create a vignette, no matter what room.
Build a small deck in your backyard for afternoon barbecues with friends
Now more than ever, we’re spending more time at home. And home includes our outdoor spaces! Creating a small deck or patio in your backyard can provide the perfect space for grilling, relaxing, and spending time with friends. You can even install a firepit or an outdoor kitchen later down the line.
Building a deck is a relatively simple process if you’re handy with lumber and tools. You can also construct a patio with stones or pavers. However, if you’re not comfortable using tools, be sure to hire a professional contractor for this project.
Create a home cinema with comfortable seating and ambient lighting
If you have extra room in your home, either in an extra bedroom or a basement, you can create a home theater! Basements work especially well for this project because of their darker atmosphere. You can install a projector and screen or buy a television. Then, add comfortable seating and some ambient lighting to complete the space. Be sure to soundproof the room so you don’t disturb the neighbors!
Add a Murphy bed to your guest room for extra space when needed
Like a pocket or sliding door, a Murphy bed can significantly increase your home’s usable space. Murphy beds fold up into the wall, so when you don’t have guests, you can use the room for other purposes. For example, a guest room could become a home office during the work week.
Installing a Murphy bed is not as simple as putting up a shelf, but it’s also not as difficult as building an addition. You can buy pre-built Murphy beds or rig one yourself. If you’re unsure how much your wall can support, contact a professional contractor.
Install skylights to bring in natural light and improve air quality
Skylights can help bring natural light into your space and make it feel more open and airy. They can also improve the quality of your indoor air by reducing pollutants and increasing ventilation when open. A less costly alternative to skylights is solar tubes, a smaller feature that can connect the roof to the ceiling of a room.
These are just a few of the innovative home design ideas that we think will make your neighbors jealous. So if you’re looking to add some extra flair to your home, be sure to check out our blog for more great ideas, or contact DYM Builders for a free consultation.