Houzz.com recently published its “2015 Houzz & Home survey,” which revealed that many homeowners are investing in the smallest of spaces. Of course large spaces, like master bedrooms and kitchens, ranked high on the list of room renovations, but 16 percent of the Houzz survey responders either remodeled or added a closet, beating out dinning room updates. Another 14 percent tackled the laundry room, instead of reworking a home office or converting a basement.
At time when home sales are on the rebound, many families are reinvesting in their existing houses, hoping to add even more value. Modernizing closets and laundry rooms is especially important in older homes, which might require knocking down a wall to accommodate modern appliances or to meet more customized needs.
Every Inch Counts Small-space renovations not only improve the look and aesthetics (with bold paint choices or wood floors), but these projects also greatly improve the functionality.
Make the most of the space by building upwards. Add wall-mounted shelving or cabinets, along with hooks and hanging, detachable baskets.
Keep your ‘dirty’ laundry hidden. Incorporate sliding drawers, to pull out while work is being done, and then quickly tucked away for a tidy appearance. Install pull-down drying racks or even a retractable, retro clothesline!
Mount more lighting to the ceiling or wall. The extra illumination makes it easier to actually use the space, and removes that dingy, musty feeling of dark corners.
Remodel for Life Renovating a small space is also a great way to work with a new contractor on a small scale. This project will prove if you made the right selection in a remodeling company, by staying on budget and on time.