With over 100 years of combined home improvement experience, The Home People are Hollywood’s contractors of choice, taking on any and all home improvement projects that can make your home more valuable and enjoyable.

Now that you know who will renovate your home, it’s time to figure out how you’ll renovate it. Are you in need of a kitchen update? Or does your curb appeal need to be more appealing? Here are a few ideas to inspire you and give you ideas on the best ways to improve your home.

The Kitchen

The kitchen is the cornerstone of your home—a place for friends, family, and of course, food. But your kitchen is also your home’s organizational hub and meeting center, and must provide enough storage and organizational solutions to keep the entire household running smoothly.

If you have a time-machine kitchen that takes you back to the ‘60s and ‘70s, and doesn’t provide you with enough practical space to cook, entertain, and handle life’s biggest messes, it’s probably time to bring your kitchen into the 21st Century.

Adding some new cabinets with customizable storage will eliminate clutter in your kitchen, improve your kitchen workflow, and add a great deal of aesthetic beauty to the most important room in the house. Plus, you’ll need some top-of-the-line appliances to go with your new cabinets, which can help you elevate your culinary skills. But most importantly, a new kitchen can add incredible value to your home. If you’re hoping to sell your home at some point, an old, ugly kitchen could be a dealbreaker for potential homebuyers. By spending money on this critical space, you’ll pique the interest of homebuyers, and put more money back into your pocket when closing comes around.

The Bathroom

Old bathrooms aren’t just unsightly—they can harbor bacteria, strange smells, and years of grime. Your bathroom should be the cleanest and most comfortable room in your home, so if your bathroom reminds you more of a scary movie than a peaceful and pristine oasis, it’s time to change things up.

First, you’ll need to invest in some quality plumbing—after all, plumbing is the foundation of any well-built home. Then, find yourself an excellent porcelain throne, bathtub/shower, and sink that will fit your luxurious tastes (there’s nothing worse than a cheap toilet). Finally, finish off your commode with quality countertops, cabinets, flooring, and fixtures for a squeaky clean and super lavish bathroom space.

Windows and Doors

While it’s not the most glamorous or inexpensive home renovation, new windows and doors can add valuable curb appeal and improve energy efficiency. According to the United States Department of Energy (DOE), replacing your single pane windows with Energy Star ceritified windows can save you up to 15 percent on your energy bill every month—savings that pay for your new windows in no time. While it might be difficult for you to cough up the money up front for new windows and doors, it’s a project that save you a ton of money in the long run.

Decks and Porches

If you’re out of ideas on how to renovate the inside of your home, it might be time to look outside to make improvements—and a deck is a great place to start. A spacious and sturdy deck expands the livable space in your home, allows you to enjoy beautiful summer days, and offers a fruitful ROI if you’re looking to sell your home in the future.

Whether you want to be a backyard dweller or a classic old man on the front porch, a new deck is a great place to spend your money—and your leisure time.

Flooring

There’s nothing worse than old, dingy carpet ruining the look (and probably the smell) of your home. Fortunately, there are a number of relatively affordable flooring solutions that can transform the look of your home for a reasonable price.

Laminate wood flooring is inexpensive, durable, and aesthetically pleasing in almost any style of home, but we understand if you’d rather have some plush carpet between your toes when you loaf around your house. Regardless of the type of flooring, The Home People can install it for you.
Check back soon for Part 2 of our blog series for more inspiration and ideas for a newer better home!