January…the time of year when all of us get a bit stir crazy, staring at the walls that surround us in the Denver area. Do you feel compelled to renovate? Are you unsure of where to begin? Of course, the ideal update to your home will add beauty and function. It’s always a good idea to consider which improvements will increase the value of your home, as well. Does the idea of renovation make you feel overwhelmed? Start small, and let the results drive you to continue progress. Getting started is the first step and sometimes the hardest part. Let yourself have fun with it.
Love the trends, within reason.
It’s fun to experiment with a new look, adding elements of trendy design to your home. Be thoughtful about home improvements that could lead to a dated look a few years down the road. To increase the value of your home, keep renovations in neutral tones and long-standing, classic, stylish choices that you love. Leave the bold, trending choices, such as wild patterns and color schemes to items that are replaceable. Items like area rugs and throw pillows are the perfect solution when you want to add trend to your home.
What’s new in window coverings?
The window covering industry has seen amazing innovations in function within the last few years – features like automation that will be around for years to come. Window coverings offer a beautiful backdrop to your home, while adding functional benefits for your lifestyle. In addition to the subtlety of window shades that are always popular, some of the fabric choices can feature patterns and designs; however, this upscale look won’t be going out of style anytime soon.
Check your list of home projects for any that involve the kitchen or bathroom. These are the rooms that will increase the value of your home the most. Small changes will be a good start, as you update and personalize the rooms. Think hardware and fixture changes for a quick project, while countertops or new cabinets will be more involved. Fresh paint can include color choices to reflect your personality while staying within the boundaries of classic tradition, adding pieces of decor for innovative design.
How is the light in your home?
Lighting is important. It will create just the right environment in your home. Daylighting can allow you to use the beauty of natural light, without the harsh glare. Daylighting works in both your kitchen and living room, where light can be refreshing and useful. Privacy is a huge consideration in your bathroom, where you will love features like top/down, bottom/up for the perfect combination of privacy and light control.
Home improvements will increase the value of your home if they provide function and beauty. What is important to your family? Where do they spend their time? Room upgrades for family activities will pay off in the long run as they allow your family to spend quality time together. Spaces, such as a playroom or family room will bring you beauty and function on a daily basis.
Your time and investment in your home is significant.
It’s time to start a new project! Does your home create an atmosphere for entertaining? Do you feel like your home uses the light for function and beauty? We can help you increase the value of your home with the sophisticated look of custom window coverings. Our team, at Rocky Mountain Shutters & Shades, would love to help guide you through choices for light control, privacy and energy efficiency. Contact us for a free, in-home consultation.