If you’ve been saving up a few dollars so that you can do a bit of renovating around your house, you’ll be happy to read this article. That’s because although you may already been planning to change the color of your walls, to put down some tile, or to change your window treatments, over the next couple of minutes, you’ll see some clever ways to remodel some of your rooms. And the really great thing about all of these ideas is that they are not extremely expensive and can be done in a relatively short amount of time.
Put some built-in seating in your kitchen. If you’ve ever been to a restaurant where there are seats that appear to be built into the wall and you found that to be a clever look, how about creating the same thing at home? The technical name for this is “banquettes” and the awesome thing about them is not only are they appealing to look at, but they are also quite functional. That’s because you can build a seat into the wall and also a storage space right under the seat.
Create a nook under your staircase. If you have a staircase, there’s a pretty good chance that there’s a wide open space where you may have put a sofa or loveseat. When it comes to that area, here’s something innovative that you can do: Remove the furniture that is in front of that big empty wall space, tear down the wall and then build a cozy little nook. It can be a great place to do a bit of reading or for your kids to take a nap while you’re cooking in the kitchen or working in your home office.
Install a mini-fridge into your kitchen island. People who tend to have big families or individuals who tend to do a lot of entertaining oftentimes complain about not having enough space in their refrigerators. If you can relate and you wish you had just enough room to chill some extra drinks or desserts, how about installing a mini-fridge into your kitchen island? Not only is it cute and practical, but positioning the mini-fridge there will save you some space as well.
Add seating to your fireplace. Do you have a fireplace in your living room or master bedroom? If so, after consulting with a contracting company like Integrity Restoration and Remodeling about a clever way to remodel your home, something that they might recommend is adding some seating to your fireplace. In fact, you can literally build two spots for sitting on opposite sides of your fireplace.
Hang a hammock from your ceiling. Do you have high ceilings or a loft space? If so, something else to consider is putting a hammock in that space. With the help of the right contractor, you can design a hammock that suspends in air over virtually any room. It’s a fun and unique way to lounge around on the weekends. For other unique ways to hang a hammock, visit 101 Ways to Hang a Hammock.