If you are thinking about starting a home remodeling project, you may have many different possibilities in mind. However, if you are looking to remodel your home so that you can maximize your space and put it to better use, you may be stumped as far as what you can do to accomplish your goals. There are numerous unique ways that you can renovate and remodel your home to better use space and create a fun and interesting design for your home. Get to know a few of those options so that you can begin planning and executing your home remodeling project as soon as possible.
Convert Your Stairs Into Storage
The stairs in your home, while certainly useful, represent a great deal of generally empty space in your home. The space underneath your staircase is an area that you can put to great use with a few basic renovations.
One way you can convert your stairs into storage is to create pull-out or top opening cabinet spaces within each step. These drawers or cabinets can be used to store seasonal decorations, extra bed linens, guest towels, rotating wardrobe items, and more. This will free up space in closets and elsewhere in your home that were previously used for storage like your attic or your basement that can then be converted into usable living space.
Another option in lieu of making your steps into storage cabinets and bins is to create a little reading or study nook underneath the stairs. To do this, you will need to open up a small area under your stairs. Install built-in bookcases and a comfortable lounge seating area and you will have a great space in which you or your children can read, write, or study.
Instead of Having Standard Kitchen Cabinets, Install Pull-Out Cabinets
One of the many reasons that people want to remodel their homes is to make improvements to their kitchen. If this is the case for you, then you may want to consider installing new kitchen cabinets to help you maximize your kitchen space. The lower kitchen cabinets in your kitchen can actually be made into pull-out or portable kitchen cabinets.
When you are cooking or prepping large meals, you can pull the cabinets out from their space under the counters, creating more usable surfaces for prepping ingredients or cooling batches of baked goods. You can use these extra surfaces to set up an assembly line of prepping, mixing, cooling, and plating (or frosting and decorating in the case of cookies or other baked goods). Once you are done cooking, you can push the cabinets back under the counter and keep your kitchen looking clean and uncluttered.
With these ideas in mind, you can begin to better plan your next home remodeling project so that you can better use the space available to you in your home. For more information, contact local professionals like Alleva Construction, Inc.Share
12 January 2017
When I decided that I wanted to go to culinary school, I knew that I wanted to be able to really practice what I was learning at home. As I stepped back and looked at my home kitchen, it really needed help. I talked with a local remodeling contractor about how we could create a more comprehensive and functional kitchen. The process included taking out a wall, expanding the kitchen footprint and upgrading all of the appliances. I created this site once it was done to share my story and tell others about the things that you can do to make your kitchen really feel like your own.