We spend a great deal of time in our homes. It is the space we begin and end our days. A home should reflect the people inhabiting it. Life shifts and changes as do people. Homes should not be a stagnant thing; they should change along with the people they house. To keep up with daily life, a home may need more than new throw pillows. Refurbishment is a great way to take an old space and make it useful and fresh.
Refurbishing a home or a space is making use of what is already there. Changes are made without impacting the structure or design of the space or home. It is a great way to take a no longer useful space or a worn space and turn it into something beautiful and effective for the people living there. These changes may be incredibly subtle or really eye catching. It just depends on what you need and want from the space.
As people and family grow in homes, space is an issue. Searching for and relocating to a new home can be expensive, time consuming, and inconvenient. Refurbishment is a much easier way to create the needed space. Lofts are, often, an underutilised and forgotten area in a home. This space can be transformed into an extra bedroom, an office, a playroom for kids, and so many other spaces. The space created by refurbishing a loft can be an immense benefit to the family living in the home now, but it is a huge added value to the home if there is ever a need or want to sell.
Storage space is also a necessity in homes. It seems homes never have enough storage space. Refurbishing a space can help expand the space to house more storage through the addition of cabinets, creation of a pantry, and so much more. Sometimes, it’s not about adding more storage, it’s about rethinking the storage that is already present. Efficiency can be as crucial as space.
Refurbishment can be as simple as taking a home and returning some of the charm that has been stripped away over time. Sometimes, refurbishment can be adding fun touches to make a home unique. Many families have pets. Under the stairs can be a great place to create a dog nook. It is unique and does not take up any extra space in the family living area. A platform can be added to game rooms. This can double as a stage for children to play and hidden storage. Adding a mini fridge to a lower kitchen cabinet or island can be a great and reachable place for kids’ snacks, or it can be a grown-up space for beer or wine.
Whether it is for fun or function or both, refurbishment is a great option for homes. Looking at how the current space functions is a first step in the process of deciding what is needed and wanted.
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