The Process of Making a House Your Haven
It can seem like a difficult task to decide just how you want your home to look. Or perhaps you have an idea, but are trying to settle on the exact method of applying your vision, or you need a bit of a professional’s perspective before you decide exactly how to proceed. There are so many variables, but it will probably help to take it one project at a time. Do not attempt to decide on the color you want for your kitchen walls while you are deciding what kind of landscaping needs to happen in the front yard, and what time of shingles the roof needs and if you should get a new sink for the bathroom.
There will be time to tackle each project, but starting them all at once will just add stress that you do not need. If you take on too much at once, you run the risk of giving up and living in a half remodeled home, or never getting around to the projects that are completely doable.
Thinking from the ground up
Yes, maybe you need to decide on new light fixtures eventually, or you wanted to redo the door frames. But think about your home renovations as a bit of a face lift that you are doing from the ground up. Focus first on the floor covering that you want in each room, and when that is done, you can move on to the walls or furniture, paint, and eventually the ceiling, roof, and outdoor features. Deciding on floor covering largely depends on your personal style, your vision for each room, and of course your budget. What can you see you or your family doing to enjoy each room, and do those things change with different types of floor coverings? For example, would you want the living room to be a place that you can lay out on a soft carpet, or would you prefer the polished look of a library or home office with hardwood flooring?
The many floor covering choices you have available to you
Do not let yourself be limited by what your home currently looks like, or by what previous owners have chosen for the floor materials. Take a step back and let yourself dream a little. This is the place that you will come home to everyday. It is ideally your haven and your sanctuary. It needs to be exactly what you want it to be. So carefully consider all of your choices.
The many different faces your floors could have
- Carpet designs
Not only are there different styles of carpet, ranging from quite plush and soft to rather thin, there are nearly endless different designs, colors, textures and patterns that you can choose from. Of course, there are simple and classy looks, but there are also options for if you want something to really stand out in a room. Often people feel they have a bit more room for expression and flair in rooms that are not often accessed by guests, like the bedroom. About 38% of people responding to one survey said that they had plans to put carpet in the master bedroom.
- Hardwood floor
The National Association of Realtors had data showing that around 54% of people who are in the market to buy a home are willing to pay more money for a house that has hardwood floors. There are many wood floor textures that give a room an attractive quality, whether it is more of a rustic feel or something more gleaming and polished.
- Tile floor patterns
Much like the variations of carpet, you can find just about any style or pattern in tile. And there are multiple textures and materials as well. One benefit of choosing linoleum is that the natural materials come from sources that are renewable, and they are 100% biodegradable.
Upgrading your home from the ground up can be an exciting opportunity for expression, as long as proper planning is taken ahead of time to avoid regrets later on.