Sometimes we seem to run out of space and this can be down to many reasons. Maybe over the years you’ve just accumulated too much junk that hasn’t been thrown away when it should have done and now you’re left feeling claustrophobic.
So isn’t it perfect timing for you to stumble across some inspiring ideas to help renovate your property. If you’re stuck for ideas, this will help.
5 Popular Home Renovations for Retirees
1. A home office. The favorite home renovation is not grab bars or any other safety equipment, but the addition of a home office. Some 35 percent of those surveyed reported converting a bedroom or other space in their house into a home office. Perhaps when people are no longer going to a place of business they feel the need to carve out a place in the home for their paperwork and financial matters. Or perhaps it’s because an empty space begs to be filled. The kids are grown up and gone, so something has to be done with that empty bedroom, and converting it to a home office is a practical, low-cost project.
2. Outdoor features. The next most popular renovation is improving the curb appeal of the home, perhaps including freshening up the landscaping, applying a new coat of paint, installing a fence, replacing gutters, repaving the driveway or adding shutters or a new front door. Some of these measures are necessary, while others are cosmetic, but they all support a person’s pride of ownership.
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That should give you a good start! There is of course always the option to make better use of your outdoor space. This typically involves looking out the back of your house to see what improvements you can make to effectively open up your living space. Here’s a rather off-beat concept that might interest you…
The Artificial Grass is Always Greener on a Deck
Artificial grass turned out to be the solution when Kristin Jackson unexpectedly needed to refinish her deck. Not only did it turn out to be an easy, low maintenance way to cover the deck floor, but it also turned out to be a lush, green, barefoot-friendly way to enhance her outdoor decor.
Of course, as the talent behind the very popular DIY and decor blog The Hunted Interior, Kristin knows a thing or two about outdoor decor. She was one of the first participants in our Patio Style Challenge series with her amazing deck makeover. After a minor incident that erased some of the work she did on the deck, she’s back for a bit of a refresh. It’s what we’re calling a Patio Style Challenge Redux.
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There is another way to utilise any unused outdoor space and extend your indoor space outwards. The most common way to do this is to simply build an home extension. There are some beautiful designs that can completely transform your property and give you that much needed breathing space you’re looking for.
Right, I’m off to bed now. I hope that’s provided some inspiration. If ever you’re stuck for ideas, keep checking back as we keep adding more home improvement creativity to our site!