Remodeling your home can make the space more enjoyable, comfortable, and better suited to your family’s wants and needs. More than that, remodeling projects are often shrewd investments that not only improve the look and feel of your home but also increase its resale value. No matter what the motivation, if remodeling your home is one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2023, you can enjoy a revitalized space with any of these 5 fresh remodeling ideas.
#1 Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency
Today, simple remodel projects can reduce a home’s energy consumption without sacrificing modern comforts, such as heating, air conditioning, or high-performance appliances. As we progress into 2023, energy efficiency is a common theme for many homeowners who want to embrace new technologies that contribute to lower annual energy costs. Even small changes to your home can vastly improve energy efficiency.
Weatherization refers to updating your home’s existing structures to prevent wasting energy. Ultimately, it leads to improved energy conservation over time. As a part of regular maintenance, homes should be weatherized periodically, including re-sealing key areas, such as windows and doors, adding or replacing insulation in walls and attics, repairing weaknesses in the roof, and checking the performance of heating and cooling systems.
Beyond weatherization, you can remodel your space to be more energy efficient by upgrading your windows and doors to more insulative models. Choosing a new style or color also presents an opportunity to refresh the aesthetic of your home.
#2 Design a New Kitchen for Customized Functionality
The kitchen is the heart of the home, and many families find themselves gathering in this space a few times each day. That’s why, for many homeowners, remodeling the kitchen is an obvious first choice. Updating a kitchen can be involved and costly, but often results in improved and personalized functionality, greater energy efficiency, modernized aesthetics, and contributions to the home’s overall resale value.
Remodeling your home kitchen can range from small cosmetic changes, such as replacing cabinets and adding a fresh coat of paint, to more transformative projects, like rearranging the layout of cabinets and appliances or installing new flooring. Changing the layout of your kitchen can truly modernize your home and improve the functionality of the space in a way that is tailored to your family’s specific needs. However, moving plumbing hookups or certain appliances can be more complicated and expensive to achieve than may be worthwhile.
#3 Update the Bathrooms in Your Home for a Spa-Like Experience
Aside from the kitchen, bathrooms are the most commonly remodeled rooms in the home. This may be because these projects improve safety by eliminating and preventing health risks such as mildew or mold—which can build up over the years in cases of inadequate ventilation—or replacing outdated plumbing. Regardless of why homeowners opt for bathroom remodeling, the process often creates an oasis for self-care and personal wellness with the added benefit of boosting home resale value as well.
Over the years, new technologies are continually developed to make bathrooms more comfortable, improve water efficiency, and create the look and feel of a private spa retreat in your own home. New showers have a variety of flow settings as well as aromatherapy capabilities. New baths are luxuriously large, and some have massage jets to recreate the stress relief provided by a jacuzzi.
#4 Replace Outdated Flooring Throughout Your Home
If you’re looking for a remodel project that can refresh your entire home, consider replacing old flooring. Flooring materials like luxury vinyl tile come in many styles making it easy to match your existing furniture. New flooring also presents benefits such as being waterproof, scuff resistant, and durable for long-term use. Other materials, such as porcelain tiles, have been updated over the years to better suit the average household’s needs, such as having more grip or being made of eco-friendly components.
Depending on the materials you choose, when you remodel your home with new flooring, you may also have an opportunity to install an under-floor heating system for improved comfort. Heated floors can be extremely practical in areas of the home that are prone to getting wet, such as bathrooms, kitchens, or entryways.
#5 Add a New Room to Your Home
For a large-scale transformation, consider a remodel that increases the square footage of your home. You can do so by adding a room, or mother-in-law suite, finishing an existing basement or attic, or even constructing a second story. Keep in mind that while finishing a basement or attic space does not necessarily require as much time or intrusion, projects that involve constructing new rooms or entire floors require educated architects and engineers working with the permission of local building authorities.
New Year, New Look
As 2023 approaches, you may consider creating a resolution about remodeling your home. There are so many potential benefits of doing so, like improved energy efficiency, improved functionality tailored to your needs, greater home resale value, and personalized aesthetics.
If you’re ready to start interviewing potential architects and designers for your next home renovation, get started today at The Anderson Studio! Find inspiration by viewing our portfolio. Or, contact our team to start imagining your new exciting project.