Renovating your apartment is a big step, but for many people, it is the first step towards creating the home that you really want! Other people see it as a type of investment that will pay off in the years to come. Whether you want to create a home that is all yours or you are looking at a value that will be yours in the future, consider these fantastic renovations for your apartment.
Little things mean a lot, and when you are thinking about starting off with a small renovation that requires a small budget, think about replacing all of your fixtures. You would be surprised as to what kind of change you can create simply by doing this. Consider crystal for a decadent look, brass for something fascinatingly antique or even imitation black iron for something dramatic!
Whether you decide that you want to go with lovely black granite or you are looking for something a little simpler, remember that sleek black countertops have an urban appeal that is hard to beat. The New York Times recommends pairing black countertops with beige and otherwise neutral walls, allowing for a high resale value for people who are looking for a blank palate.
In a small apartment bathroom or kitchen, the sink can be the central feature. Instead of an old, worn-out sink, replace it with something that deserves a place in your home. If you are looking for a lovely country look, even in the middle of the big city, consider a farmhouse sink, which is becoming a popular choice at the moment. If you want something slightly more imposing and certainly more elegant, choose a pedestal sink.
The previous three ideas are all acheivable without a large investment, but a loft conversion certainly does. It may even require a significantly large sum of money (depending on your plans) to merit remortgaging. If you are on the fence, consider that now is a fantastic time to shop for remortgage deals considering the historically low interest rates on offer.
Lofts have always been space-savers, but now there are so many trendy ways to incorporate lofts into your space. Consider a loft above a living space for storage, in a child’s bedroom to maximise space, or an adult hiding hole where you can create a lush nest of blankets and pillows that is just for you. A beautiful loft is similar to adding a new room to your home. It does not only add value, it creates a little personality and increases utility immediately. Use a loft to store books, guests, bedding, toys or even a small room that is just for you. If your ceilings are tall enough, this can be a fantastic way to get more space out of your home.
One of the biggest challenges with apartments is that there is often not enough light. If you have a moderately attractive view, make the most of it. Knock out the walls and install floor to ceiling windows. These windows are an ideal way for you to maximise the space and to really make it shine. Enormous windows create a kind of luxury that cannot be beat, as described in Freshome.