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It’s a new year and a new decade. Is it time for a home renovation? It’s time to make the home you’ve only imagined before. Consider incorporating a place to unwind with the addition of a luxurious bathroom, or adding that extra space you need in the kitchen. Design trends are always fun to play around with, so consider window treatments and flooring choices as well. Is there something you’ve always wanted? We’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular home renovation ideas for 2020. It’s up to you to decide what you want your home to look like, in the meantime, for inspiration, take a look at some ideas below.

Custom Features

Don’t be afraid to throw ideas on the table, custom features make great home renovation ideas because they allow you to really put your stamp on your home. Consider your hobbies and those of your family, what do you all like to do in your downtime? Are you avid readers, tech enthusiasts? You might consider Internet of Things (IoT) integrations, like Google Home, smart appliances, and smart tech that syncs with your mobile devices. A few ideas are listed below.

  • Custom fitted walk-in closets
  • Built-in bookcases
  • Eco-Friendly Appliances
  • Internet of Things (IoT) Integrations
  • Wine cellar with temperature control
  • Wet bar
  • Reading nook

What creative add-ons do you want in your home? Base your selections around what you love. By choosing an experienced contractor, you’d be surprised by what you can accomplish. You just need to provide the basic idea, the rest is all planning.


Modern Kitchen

The kitchen can be the heart of your home if you want it to be. How do you envision this source of cooking and family gathering? Consider holidays, do you need more counter space to roll out dozens of holiday sugar cookies with family? What about your appliances, do you have enough space to store food for everyone? A modern kitchen doesn’t necessarily have to mean a modern design, but reflects the efficiency of the appliances and space. Depending on the home renovation ideas you are considering, you may want to consider some of the following upgrades for a modern kitchen.

  • Stainless Steel fixtures
  • Energy-efficient/ eco-friendly Appliances
  • Hidden pantries
  • Wine coolers
  • Granite/ marble countertops
  • Deep double sinks
  • Large kitchen island
  • Large pot racks

Get rid of those inefficient appliances, dishwashers that get the job half done, refrigerators that leak, etc. this is the time to create the kitchen you’ve always wanted. Think of the beauty of a large kitchen island with a granite top, or perhaps a butcher block section if you spend a lot of time cooking. Also, consider a design style for your kitchen renovation. Do you like the french provincial look, or maybe you lean more towards a contemporary style. Whatever the case, you can incorporate these design styles into your kitchen upgrades for a consistent look.  


Flooring Choices

The right flooring can brighten up your home and there is no shortage of new options available. Stylish flooring options that consider your life are becoming more and more common when planning a home renovation. If you like the look of hardwood, for example, but want something a bit more resilient against pet nails and kids toys , then, engineered hardwood or wood-looking porcelain tile may be a few alternatives for you. Slip-resistant flooring, or flooring designed to improve traction, is becoming more common too. Even the simplicity of stained concrete can add elegance to your basement area. A few more flooring options are below,

  • Black and white patterned tiles (great for kitchens!)
  • Waterproof vinyl plank flooring (luxury vinyl planks or LVP)
  • Engineered hardwood
  • Faux laminate wood grain
  • Large-format tiles
  • Marble like porcelain tile
  • Responsibly sourced and natural materials
  • Slip-resistant flooring
  • Stained concrete
  • Terrazzo flooring
  • Wood-look porcelain tile

What does your family look like? Are you a dog lover? Do you have children or toddlers playing about? There is a way to get the functionality you want (safe, slip-resistant floors, etc.) without sacrificing beauty and style. There are boundless options for you to consider when selecting your flooring style, there’s likely a more functional version of the look and style you want that may also save you a couple of bucks.


Paint Color & Design Trends

What is your style? Do you like popping colors with light backdrops, are you a fan of bold patterns and gem-toned accents? Whatever your style may be, keep your paint color scheme in mind. If you are more partial to neutral furniture and light tones, maybe an accent wall either dark or patterned can add that striking pop your room needs to really bring it to life. A few paint color schemes to consider are below,

  • Neutral tones - greys, creams, and pastels
  • Gem tones and accent walls (one bold wall to highlight more neutral pieces)
  • Themed rooms (blue room, with cream accents, pink room, etc.)

The important thing to remember here is that you don’t need to follow any popular color schemes or design trends, you simply need to work with what you like. A second set of eyes couldn’t hurt to help you bring all of your favorite pieces and colors together in one cohesive style. Whatever you decide, try to pick something that you could bear looking at every day, painting is a big job, so finding a color that brings you joy but doesn’t necessarily give you a headache after a few days is important.


Outdoor Living Space

Is this the year you finally create that outdoor oasis you’ve been dreaming about since you bought the house? Depending on the extent you would like to utilize the space you may go as simple as a screened-in porch, or as in-depth as an all-weather room complete with an HVAC system. Regardless of what home renovation idea you choose for this area, there is no limit to how you create an outdoor living space for you and your family.

Imagine coming home in the Pennsylvania spring, and kicking back in your own gazebo amongst your garden. Perhaps you can harvest dinner from your garden, and relax on your screened-in porch as the sun goes down. All you have to do is think of the best way to spend your evenings, and create an outdoor getaway that matches your desires.


Window Treatments

Window treatments and adornments can dictate the overall feel of a room. Depending on your need, you might opt for something stylish (flowing drapes with a popping pattern), or something a bit more functional like blackout curtains for your bedroom that gets too much light in the mornings. Do you have tall windows that would benefit from sheer flowing drapes that flutter as the wind blows, making your room reminiscent of a coastal home. A few window treatment options are listed below.

  • Classic curtains
  • Full and flowing drapes
  • Laidback shutters
  • Modern coverings
  • Rattan Blinds
  • Roman shades

Your windows provide a wonderful opportunity to show off your style and accent your existing design pieces. Windows can bring out the true beauty and openness of your room, accent them with your style.

With this new decade, the time has come to spruce up your tired home and start creating a space you have always wanted. With experience and a little bit of creativity, there are ways to make the most of your existing space without breaking the bank.


Let Us Bring Your Home Renovation Ideas to Life 

Tilghman Builders is a premier home remodeling contractor and renovation company serving homes like yours in Bucks County and Montgomery County for over 35 years. We look forward to assisting you with your 2020 home renovations. Contact us and get started today.

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