The first floor of your home is an important part of your house; it’s the first impression guests get of your place when they visit and your first stop when you get home from work or elsewhere. For this reason, it may get old for you after a while, and with endless Pinterest boards sharing lovely designs, it’s easy to see something you want and can get.
When you decide to give your first floor a remodel, you will enjoy the convenience of being in the same place you are familiar with but with a new look. Read on to see unique additions you can consider when remodeling the first floor of your home.
A First Floor Bathroom With a Jacuzzi
Adding a bathroom to your first floor is a great move, but a bathroom with a Jacuzzi? Even better.
An extra full bathroom will be a great use of space, especially if your household has many members or you host guests often. Not only will mornings be less stressful for everyone, but you will have increased your home’s value if you ever want to sell it.
Two tips for this bathroom idea are to make use of an existing plumbing line and to get aluminum blinds. They are one of the longest-lasting and low-maintenance options for window treatments. A plus is that they’re available for windows of all sizes. With aluminum blinds in your first floor bathroom, you can enjoy privacy while you’re in your Jacuzzi.
A Breakfast Nook In Your Kitchen
A breakfast nook is bound to make your kitchen more livable. This is a good thing to consider when you think about how much time everyone spends in the kitchen throughout the day.
Since most of us start the day and end it in the kitchen, it makes sense to increase its space and comfort if you can. You can build a breakfast nook yourself if you’re handy, too. Paint it so it matches your kitchen, and you can also use it as a new spot to decorate!
An In-Law Apartment
An in-law apartment in your home is a great option if you’re thinking of adding a space to your first floor. A separate entrance will introduce the right degree of privacy and interaction for all parties.
With more than 23 million older adults in the United States being economically insecure, you can even use this space to help some of your family while maintaining their dignity. Even better, an aging parent or relative can utilize the space when they’re not ready to move into an assisted living facility or a nursing home. Plus, your kids can spend more time with a grandparent this way!
An Extended Entryway
An extended entryway is a great place to start your first floor remodel if you are daunted by the exercise. This can be anything from adding chandeliers and lights to extra storage space with shelves.
Even something like a new window or two or a new coat of paint can work wonders in giving your entryway an improvement. Plus, with extra space, the entryway won’t feel as crowded, especially if you have a big family or frequently host family or friend get-togethers.
An Alcohol Cellar
An alcohol cellar is bound to be a great prompt for conversations. Apart from also increasing the value of your home, it can also introduce a new focal point in your home that’ll be a hot topic of conversation.
In 1964, Congress declared Bourbon to be America’s only native spirit. It has to be made with a minimum of 51% corn aged in charred new oak barrels, stored at no more than 125 proof, and bottled no less than 80 proof to be considered real Bourbon. You can share facts like these with your guests as they admire your collection. Plus, you’ll have a special bottle close at hand for special occasions.
Whichever home addition you decide on for your remodel, make sure it is proportional to the rest of your home. Having an architect draw the plans for you will enable you to get seamless integration and save the costs of fixing errors. Also, check your local bylaws, especially if you are part of a homeowners association that may need you to seek permission before making changes to your home.
A home remodel is a great way to refresh your space and add spaces that will improve the comfort and design of your home. Just make sure to get professional assistance and quotes so you don’t start a process you will find hard to complete.