Four New Ideas You Should Implement In Your Next Remodel


Remodeling a home, or even a room within a home, is an adventure for any homeowner! Plus, with ample websites, television shows, and places – from consignment stores to some of today’s nationally recognized flea markets and swap meets – inspiration for your remodel is around every corner.

Whether you’ve taken on a remodel in the past and have a few ideas for your next project or for those taking their first shot at remodeling, here are four new ideas you should implement in your next remodel. They range in complexity and cost, but all are great for adding value to your home. That’s one of the main reasons to remodel in the first place, right?

1. Soft close cabinets and drawers

Are you planning on remodeling your kitchen? If yes, soft close cabinets and drawers are an absolute must! While they’re a rather small and inexpensive feature, they help add a bit of luxury to your kitchen while extending the longevity of your cabinets. Fewer slamming doors and drawers means your cabinets will remain in good quality and if you have children (or accident prone family members) it’s also a safety feature.

Soft close cabinets and drawers are also great additions to bathrooms so shouldn’t be overlooked if you’re remodeling a few rooms throughout the house. Cost will ultimately depend on how many cabinets you install them on but most homeowners can get away with less than $1500 for all the needed drawers and cabinets.

2. Stairway storage

No matter how large a home is, there never seems to be enough storage. Fortunately, there are plenty of creative ways to add additional storage in your home, with one of our favorite options being stairway storage.

Today’s DIY-ers have shared ample ways to boost staircase storage. The smallest projects include adding shelving underneath your stairs where you can display books, frames, and other decorative pieces. This level of projects starts anywhere from $50-$200 dollars depending on materials and labor and is one of the easier stairway storage projects.

If you’re looking to hide some of the items your family uses on a daily basis, consider sliding drawers that open up from under your stairs. This is a great option for any homeowner because they can be custom built and styled to match your home whether you like rustic or contemporary design. For remodelers with families, use this space to store anything from shoes to toys. Cost will of course depend on the size of drawers, materials needed, and need for a carpenter so will range from $2000-$5000.

3. Gas fireplace

Nothing says home like a cozy fireplace on a cold evening. Unlike days of the past, you can enjoy real flames of a gas fireplace without the hassles of firewood or bags of pellets. Even better, there are no ashes to clean.

Today’s gas fireplaces can be turned on with the flip of a switch and are safe to operate within your home. The air inside your home remains clean, does not emit a fireplace gas smell, and can produce enough heat to warm anywhere from 1,000 to 3,000 square feet depending on its size. Upfront costs will be around $3,000 to $4,000, which typically includes the cost of installation and a chimney liner. A fireplace will pay for itself in aesthetics and long into the future on cold winter nights.

4. Accordion windows and doors

Mixed space living is a popular trend today and more and more homeowners are looking to bring the outdoors in. Accordion windows and doors are a great addition to a kitchen or living space to let in a cool breeze or create a larger communal area for entertaining. Unlike a screen or french door, the accordion design removes the distinction between the indoors and outdoors creating a healthier more comfortable environment with natural light and open air.

There are many types of accordion windows and doors available so cost will depend on your budget, what you’re looking for, and how large of a window or door you hope to install.

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