Renovation. The word implies an overdue overhaul of a certain aspect of life. There can a renovation of a house, a renovation of a building, even a renovation of shed. It depends much on the person and their bank account to handle a renovation. It is costly to do a project. But the rewards can be great, both visually and emotionally.
Renovations occur for several reasons. A person could be frustrated with a particular part of the house. This may be the living room, or the dining room. A person may feel like they need to increase the resale value of the house. Renovations are good for this. A person may just feel the need for a change without any specific reason.
The living room. The dining room. The bathroom. The kitchen. These are all popular areas to do a renovation. Each has its own checkpoints from which a person can recreate their physical landscape. That is a positive thing for many people. What follows in this article is a breakdown of each of those four spaces and what can be renovated.
The living room is a popular area to get renovated. The living room generally involves furniture, maybe a couch or a chair. There is possibly a TV stand with a TV in it. Then there are the parts that can be renovated. First, there are the walls. And second, there is the floor.
The walls in a living room can be colored in numerous ways. First, there is the sponge cover. This means that paint is pressed onto the walls using a sponge. This creates a certain amount of “texture.” Second, the paint can be painted regularly on the walls using a paint brush or roller. This creates a smooth effect.
The paint color in the living room is important. The living room serves as the area where guests come to sit. These guests might be family members. They might be friends. But generally the living room must be painted a welcoming color for all involved. This generally means that the color is not bold but a relatively neutral color like beige.
The flooring in the living room is important too. The flooring in a living room creates a sense of warmth in the living room. Flooring can range from vinyl flooring, laminate flooring, hardwood flooring, carpet, and ceramic tile. Each has its general place in a house. Living rooms often have hardwood floors.
It is possible if someone cannot afford actual hardwood floors to go with a type of flooring that mimics the texture and feel of hardwood. This is called laminate flooring. Laminate flooring is a type of flooring made to look like something else. This can be tile, ceramic tile, vinyl, or even hardwood.
Laminate flooring is helpful for a person on a budget. Because it mimics other types of flooring, it can be used to create a lasting impression on someone without the money needed for the actual type of flooring that the laminate flooring is doubling. This is helpful for a person who does not have much money.
There are statistics about types of flooring that are worth noting in this article. They are:
- 44% of homeowners prefer carpet in the bedroom.
- In a Houzz survey, 38% said they plan to carpet their master bedroom.
- 90% of homeowners prefer hardwood or tile in the kitchen.
- Hardwood covers 34% of floors in Houzz survey participants’ homes.
- Data from the National Association of REALTORS found that 54% of home buyers were willing to pay more for a home with hardwood flooring.
- According to a 2017 Houzz survey, of homeowners renovating their kitchens, 71% are upgrading their flooring.
There are many positive things about upgrading or renovating a home. While it may be costly up front, the new renovation can leave a person feeling that they have made the home more in line with their personal tastes. This can mean a good thing for a person. Renovating can have other benefits as well.
Renovations can increase the resale value of homes by up to 150% sometimes. Renovations can lead a home to be sold for thousands more when it comes time to sell. Renovations, including landscaping, can increase the value so dramatically that real estate agents often tell home sellers to do them. Especially landscaping.