Home improvements don’t need to take forever and they don’t necessarily have to make your home unmanageable while they’re underway. Smaller projects can work wonders to overhaul how a room looks and feels to spend time in. Here are four ideas to incorporate into home improvement projects that will undoubtedly enhance them.
Engineered Wood Flooring
The use of hardwood flooring has evolved to the point where many homeowners are preferring to choose engineered wood flooring over other choices. Engineered wood flooring is comprised of multiple layers of bonded plywood with a wooden top layer for the perfect finish. It doesn’t expand in the heat as much as other wood types, and it’s much cheaper than solid wood. Its appearance varies due to the finishing effect on the topmost layer, as does the colur too. Sanding and refinishing it in the future is a possibility as well. Also, for bathroom applications, it manages moisture particularly well too.
A Fireplace to Remember
To include a period element in your living room, consider adding a Victorian fireplace. These types of fireplaces are typically produced using durable materials like Carrara marble, limestone, or sandstone where the high-quality shines through. With a fireplace, either a traditional or electric one works fine. Paired with a decorative mantlepiece above, it can accent otherwise subtle decorative touches and color choices in the living area.
Creating Cozy Spaces within Open Plan Layouts
Open plan layouts are terrific for opening up the space when a house or flat originally had a series of smaller interconnected rooms. One possible downside is that it doesn’t allow for much privacy or separate living spaces with it unless you intentionally decide to do so.
With an open plan, it’s useful to build in quiet spaces if you’re finding the openness to not always be ideal. Using furniture to create a quiet area or even using several standing plants as a separator works wonders here. Even if you’re not wanting to add something more permanent to avoid blocking the natural light, it can still produce a cozy corner or separate space within a larger one.
While it won’t fix issues like noise in the living area, it does help to break up a large room to allow for intimate areas within it.
Retile the Bathroom
Retiling the bathroom is a task that is a bit more involved. Removing the tiles, prepping the area to add new adhesive, and then laying the tiles and fitting the spacers can be time-consuming. Depending on the wall space to cover, it needs to be carefully calculated to ensure you have enough material, tiles, and more. However, the results will be well worth the time and effort.
Don’t be afraid to consider fancy tile designs in the bathroom. It can transform it from a plain-looking bathroom to one with a bit of design flare. Just be aware that should a tile become broken years into the future, replacing it with one that doesn’t spoil the design is not a simple matter. And if the tile design is no longer produced, then uncomfortable compromises may need to be made to resolve the issue.
By making some pleasing new touches or improvements to your home, it’s possible to transform it into your vision. Also, doing so in stages staggers out the costs to make them easier on your budget too.