Is your San Antonio home lacking that certain something that would transform it into your dream living space? Are you uncertain of what, exactly, that something could be? There are probably a lot of things that come to mind when you consider a potential home improvement project, but it’s a challenge to narrow down your list of wants and needs to home improvements that offer the biggest rewards once complete.
Aesthetic appeal is, of course, important. You want your home to be a beautifully appointed sanctuary for you and your family to connect and relax in. But functionality is even more critical—a gorgeous home that doesn’t suit your lifestyle or meet your family’s unique needs can be an unsatisfying burden.
To help you get to the bottom of what your home requires to be your ideal living space, we’ve put together a list of home improvements and design ideas, room by room, that will inspire you to dream big and take the first step towards home bliss. Need more help? No problem—just call your local handyman. We’re pleased to offer some expert advice, so you can make an informed decision about what’s best for your property.
We’re starting in the kitchen because it’s such a key room in any house. It’s the most utilitarian room, but it’s also the heart of many homes, a gathering place to bond over a lovingly-prepared meal. That’s why it has the biggest potential to impact the appeal and function of your home. A new sink and faucet can really go a long way, so call your local San Antonio TX plumber to get the job done right. Getting new countertops or simply freshening up your counter tops with a marble scratch remover can also really give your kitchen a fresh look!
Most homes feature at least some tile, and why not? It’s beautiful, durable, and versatile. Because tile comes in such a vast array of colors, shapes, sizes, textures, and materials, a new tile installation is a great way to infuse your home with your own personality and sense of style.
But, the huge number of options available also makes it difficult to choose your perfect tile. Location will be a big factor; for example, glass tile is too delicate for the floor, but its translucent beauty gives depth and character when used in a kitchen backsplash. Another important consideration is how much maintenance you’re willing to do. Slate tile is strikingly gorgeous, but it needs to be regularly sealed to keep it looking good. Ceramic, on the other hand, isn’t as visually dramatic, but it’s sturdy and virtually maintenance-free. If you have questions about tile, you can always reach out to a tile installation service professional to get more information.
Your cabinets are another big opportunity to impact the look of your kitchen because they take up so much physical and visual space. If you like the layout of your cabinets and the boxes are in good shape, your handyman can change up the style by refacing them with new cabinet doors and drawer fronts. But, if you’ve ever wished for more storage space or a more convenient layout, custom cabinets designed to your specifications will make all the difference in how you use your kitchen. A new cabinet layout also offers the opportunity for new kitchen countertops that can really change the look of your room.
While the kitchen is a gathering place, the bathroom is all about privacy and rejuvenation. A beautiful bathroom is a place of calm for you to focus on self-care—and if your bathroom is not working properly or is just plain ugly, it needs the help of custom bathroom improvements.
Tub to Shower Conversion
If your current shower is located inside a bathtub that never gets used for its intended purpose, ditch the tub and have your handyman convert the space into a large, luxurious shower instead. Tub to shower conversion projects can be done as quickly as one day by companies like Bytown Better Bathtubs & Showers. Taking out the tub will give you room for extras like a built-in shower bench, in-shower storage for bathing products, and a rainfall shower head that will make you feel like you’re standing under a waterfall in a secluded jungle grove.
Want to turn up the luxury in your bathroom and make it into your own personal spa? Consider options such as in-floor heating, so you don’t have to step on a chilly floor in the morning, or “floating” fixtures, such as a toilet and sink, that are attached to the wall for a sleek, uncluttered look. Smaller touches such as a heated towel rack or new artwork can also go a long way to giving your bathroom makeover a luxury vibe.
Living & Dining Rooms
It can be a little more difficult to think of ways to enhance the living and dining rooms, because they don’t have as many built-in features or functional details as kitchens and bathrooms. That being said, there are certainly ways to add value and charm to these important spaces in your home.
One of the things everyone loves about historic homes is all the incredible custom woodworking details that were an expected part of upper class houses in the old days. Those details don’t need to be left in the past. In the hands of a talented carpenter, your living and dining rooms can be transformed with custom elements such as wainscoting or crown molding, or even built-in furniture such as china cabinets and bookcases. It doesn’t have to be old-fashioned either; since it’s being designed just for you, you can choose a style such as contemporary, modern, or rustic that best suits your existing decor.
While the exterior of your home doesn’t qualify as a room, it shouldn’t be left out in the cold when it’s time for home improvements. In fact, the exterior is among the most critical parts of your house, and it is naturally where you’ll focus efforts to increase curb appeal and property value. You can go beyond landscaping and update your exterior lighting with the help of your local electrician.
Deck or Porch
If your home doesn’t have a backyard deck or front porch, having our skilled carpenters construct one from the ground up will give you an outdoor living space that may just become your favorite part of your house. And, if you’re thinking of selling in the near future, it’s an excellent way to boost the selling price of your property and get a good return on investment. Or, maybe you already have a deck or porch but it’s looking a little worse-for-wear. Experienced, professional repairs can get it looking as good as the day it was installed. Not sure if your deck needs help? Look for five signs you need deck repair.
You may be thinking that window installation isn’t a very exciting home improvement—after all, your house already has windows—but hear us out. If you have older windows that have fallen into disrepair and are letting in air drafts, you’re paying a lot more than necessary on your energy bill. Repairing window panes or putting in customizable, energy-efficient windows will not only offer superior energy efficiency that will save you a lot of money in the long run; the replacement windows also give you the chance to choose new window styles that will change the look and visual appeal of your entire exterior. New windows can also offer better insulation. You could even upgrade to an option such as a picture window that makes the most of the views from key areas like the living room.
Trust Your Local, Experienced Home Improvements Professional
Whether you’re in San Antonio TX or a nearby town, you can rely on your local handyman for quality workmanship and attentive customer service with a firm commitment to customer satisfaction.