Apartment renovation ideas (part 1)
Renovating your apartment is one thing you can do to breathe new life into your living space and add value to your property. Minor apartment renovation jobs are often affordable, lasting anywhere between 15 minutes and days. But if you’re gunning for a more extensive renovation job, then it’s probably best you call in the experts Marriott Constructions. If you’re looking to renovate your space, then check out these ideas.
Lighting Upgrade During a Unit Renovation
You’ve had those boring recessed lighting in your apartment for many years and you’re kind of tired of it. Improve your lighting at home by adding soffit, under cabinet, or track lights. You can also add some cove, pendant, valance, or table or floor lamps here and there to upgrade your space. If you want to splurge for a lighting upgrade, then chandeliers are a great option.
Step into Better Flooring
Give your apartment’s floors a new lease on life by installing new flooring. The good news for many homeowners is you have more flooring options now. If you want something elegant, earthy, and warm, then check out hardwood and laminate floorings. Vinyl and linoleum floorings are affordable and easy to maintain. Meanwhile, tiles ― whether made of ceramic, porcelain or natural stone ― lends your apartment a Mediterranean feel. But if you live in colder climes or if you want to improve soundproofing at home, then carpeting is your best choice.
A Fresh Coat of Paint
Most apartments are painted a standard white or cream. If you find that too boring, then it’s time to give your apartment a makeover by having it painted with a fresh hue. You can try colours like teal, cerulean, salmon, or canary if bold and modern is your style. But if you want to stick neutrals, then black and gray are still a great choice.
Moving Your Switchboard
Apartments usually have the main breaker panel in a common area. Upgrade your electrical wiring and ensure that your home’s safer by installing electrical panels inside your apartment. You can discuss this with your contractor during the planning stages of your apartment renovations project.
Upgrade Your Ceiling
Conventional apartment ceilings can be boring, but this can change with a simple unit renovation. If you have some extra cash, you can have it upgraded to a tray ceiling or convert it to a beam ceiling. If you’re looking to make your apartment’s rooms larger and taller, then check out exposed ceilings or sloped ceilings.
A Better View from your Balcony
Enjoy the view or simply let the air in by adding a balcony to your apartment or renovating an existing one. Give the rails a fresh coat of paint or have the railings replaced entirely. You can also have the balcony’s flooring replaced, add some bay seating, or install some trellis to convert your balcony into a pocket garden.
Improved Views from Apartment Windows
Jazz up your windows by having them remodeled, but keep in mind that you can’t do this without authorization from your landlord. Once you’ve been given the go-ahead for apartment renovations, you can upgrade them to arch top, bay, or gable-style windows. If you want to improve airflow inside the room, then get rid of the windows altogether and replace them with French doors.