When it comes to home, there are always things that can be done to improve it. What worked for one owner might not work for you, so consider making changes to be more comfortable. From a change in floor plan to increasing windows, your home should be exactly what you want it to be.
Create an open-concept floorplan
The open floor plan layout is still reigning supreme as people continue to choose it in their homes. Older homes typically had designated spaces with walls dividing rooms like the kitchen, dining and living room. An open floorplan can make the space feel bigger. Natural light can pass from one end to the other, and you can keep an eye on your kids or entertain guests while preparing food in the kitchen.
Removing walls is a significant undertaking, and it’s not always possible. LJH Construction can inspect your home to determine if a wall can come out. They might have to install a load-bearing beam to ensure the renovation is structurally sound and compliant with building code. Depending on the scale of the renovation, this could be a costly undertaking. However, when you measure the lifestyle upgrade, years of enjoyment, and resale value it can add to your home, it is worth the investment.
Expand your kitchen
If you decide to remove some interior walls to improve your living space, think about how you can improve your kitchen. Doing both renovations at the same time is more cost and time-efficient. You can expand the kitchen by adding a pantry, increasing countertop space with an island, or improving the layout to help improve efficiency. Kitchen renovations have a great return on investment, and tackling that project while doing a major main floor renovation can save time and money in the long run.
Let the sunshine in by adding windows
If you feel like your home is dark and gloomy, adding extra windows can help. New windows can recoup a healthy 70 to 75 percent of their original cost, according to this article about renovations that pay off. When adding new windows to your home, consider upgrading the existing ones to energy-efficient models too. Because windows are responsible for a significant percentage of energy loss in the home, you want to make sure your new and existing windows have maximum thermal performance. Ask LJH Construction about putting in new windows, including skylights and patio doors.
Major Home Renovations in Burnaby
LJH Construction offers residential and commercial construction and renovation services. They can help you with design and budget decisions, and show your options for quality products. They’ll provide a schedule for your construction project, and keep you in the loop throughout the entire process. If you’re ready to build or renovate your home, trust the professionals at LJH Construction.