It’s time to create 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. Interior design trends are always fun to play around with, so consider window treatments and flooring choices as well.
Whether you're looking to refresh your living room, modernize your kitchen, or create a tranquil oasis in your bathroom, this blog is your ultimate guide to transforming your home into a stylish and functional haven.
Get ready to explore the latest trends and innovative ideas that will breathe new life into your living spaces, unleash your creativity, and elevate your home to new heights of style and comfort.
1. Custom Features
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 or tech enthusiasts? You might consider Internet of Things (IoT) integrations like Google Home, smart appliances, and smart tech that syncs with your mobile devices.
Here are a few additional ideas:
- Custom-fitted walk-in closets
- Built-in bookcases or open shelving
- Eco-friendly appliances
- 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.
2. Modern Kitchen
For many, the kitchen is the heart of your home. 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 it reflects the efficiency of the appliances and space. Depending on the home remodeling ideas you’re considering, you may want to think about some of the following upgrades for a modern kitchen:
- Stainless steel fixtures
- Energy-efficient/eco-friendly appliances
- Hidden pantries
- Wine coolers
- Granite or marble countertops
- Deep double sinks
- Large kitchen island
- Large pot racks
Get rid of those inefficient appliances: dishwashers that get the job half done and refrigerators that leak. 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 as you renovate your kitchen. Do you like the French provincial look? Maybe you lean more toward a contemporary style. Whatever the case, you can incorporate these design styles into your kitchen upgrades for a consistent look.
3. 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 remodeling project.
If you like the look of hardwood, for example, but want something a bit more resilient against pet nails and kids' toys, engineered hardwood or wood-looking porcelain tile may be 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.
Here are a few more of our favorite flooring options:
- 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. In fact, there’s likely a more functional version of the look and style you want that may also save you a couple of bucks.
4. Paint Color and Design Trends
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’re partial to neutral furniture and light tones, a dark or patterned accent wall is a great way to add that striking pop to your room 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 as the focal point to highlight more neutral pieces)
- Themed rooms (for example, a blue room with cream accents)
Here, the good news 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 give you a headache after a few days — is crucial.
5. 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 can create an outdoor living space for you and your family:
- Screened-in porch
- 3-season room
- All-weather sunroom
Imagine coming home in the Pennsylvania spring and kicking back in your own gazebo amongst your garden. Perhaps you can harvest dinner from your crop 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.
6. Window Treatments
Window treatments and adornments can dictate the overall feel of a room. 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?
Depending on your need, you might opt for something stylish like flowing drapes with a pattern that pops or something a bit more functional like blackout curtains for your bedroom that gets too much light in the mornings.
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, so accent them with your style.
Let Us Bring Your Home Renovation Ideas to Life
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.
Tilghman Builders is a premier home remodeling contractor and renovation company serving homes like yours in Bucks County and Montgomery County for over 40 years. We look forward to assisting you with your home renovations. Contact us today to get started.