Making Over An Older Home

With an older home, there are several types of renovations that you can do to turn it into a modern masterpiece. When you begin one of your construction projects for the home, you want to make sure that you have all of the materials that are needed and any assistance that is required from contractors so that you don’t get in over your head.

If there are people in your family who have trouble getting around a room or if there is a large room, such as a kitchen, that just doesn’t seem to accept appliances and counters very well, consider a lowered island in the middle of the room. Those who are in wheelchairs or who might not be able to walk that well will find that it’s easier to get around since there is an open space around the island. You also want to consider lowering the faucets in the kitchen and the bathroom to make them easier to access.

The bathroom can become a spa of sorts with a bit of an Asian inspiration. Add back splash to the wall behind the faucet in colors of blue, teal and white to create a relaxing scene. Also, consider adding marble to the bathroom instead of a porcelain counter. The marble will last longer, and you can often find it in more colors than you could with porcelain. The shower tile could also be in the same blue and teal colors for a blended room. Add a few dimmer lights in the bathroom for a relaxing atmosphere as this is a place where you want to unwind after a long day.

Any older home can be updated on the outside to blend with the other homes in the neighborhood with a coat of paint. A neutral color is often best so that you can add flowers and decorations of any colors to the outside of the home. It will also make the home stand out if you want the house to be noticed instead of sitting in the dark recesses off the road. Consider taller plants that will drive the focus to the windows and other intricate details that you add to the home.

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Matthew Okafor