Making home improvements that will last throughout your time in the house is an important part of homeownership. We all want to tweak the structure and layout of our homes in order to tailor the space to our needs, but this can be a tricky proposition. Choosing the best place to start can feel like a scavenger hunt without a little preplanning. Fortunately, it’s not as hard as it might seem to introduce lasting upgrades that will improve the quality of life and peace of mind that you experience in your home.
Take care of your flooring.
A natural place to begin is with the flooring throughout your home. A high quality carpet in bedrooms or the living room is a great way to soften the step and create a cozy living space for you and your family. Alternatively, hardwood flooring is a fantastic option for both common space and bedrooms if it fits your overall style. Hardwood floors last for years with little additional upkeep beyond simple sweeping — the same as you would do to keep any floor clean of debris and dirt. This is a great way to add value to your home’s bottom line when it comes time to sell, too. Potential buyers love the look and low maintenance requirements that come along with this type of floor covering and will pay a premium for the pleasure.
Finally, an often overlooked floor space is in the concrete coatings that protect your garage or pool deck from drop damage, rainwater, or other harsh interactions that can damage these bare ground spaces. Hiring a contractor to renew your concrete coating every few years is just like resealing your deck. Keeping up the maintenance for your concrete floor will prevent cracking or other breakages that require the pouring of a whole new concrete slab to replace the damaged space. A well maintained concrete floor with a coat of epoxy paint will also make sure that no rain damage can makes its way from your driveway or garage floor into your foundations.
Add a home office, game room, or guest bedroom.
Adding a room to your home is a great way to create additional space for the things that matter most in your family’s lives. A home office for parents that work from home is a great way to move that clutter off of the kitchen table and contain it in a corner of the house away from the overall living space. Alternatively, creating a guest bedroom can be the perfect way to create space for in-laws or grandparents’ visits from out of town, opening your home up to greater hosting possibilities that allow you and your children to spend more time with loved ones.
Adding space like this can also give you the option of repurposing in the future. The additional room can be used today as a workspace, and transform as your children grow older into a home library or a music room for your daughter’s band to practice in. Add-ons can often take the form of whatever your family needs in the present, making extensions a versatile renovation that can suit many needs as they change with the march of time.
Keep your roof current.
Roofing contractors Denver, and in every other major city around the world, recommend roof replacement at about the 20 year mark. Keeping up with yearly maintenance can increase your roof’s life, so conducting yearly cleaning and inspection of the shingles and gutters is essential to keeping the contents of your home — your belongings and family — safe from the outside elements. And when it comes time to for roof replacement, don’t hesitate to hire a professional full-service roofing contractor with years of experience in the roofing industry to replace it with a new roof that will give you another 20 years of security.
Creating a forever home that suits your needs and stands up to their changing will is a challenge, but starting with the basics and growing from there is always a great way to create that perfect space for you and your family.