6 Los Angeles home remodels you should think about doing in 2022
Every new year calls for changes and fresh ideas. Do you have some fresh ideas for your property this year? If you don’t, you should take some time to seriously think about it. Think about what areas of your property you would like to improve – and how.
In the meantime, we have compiled some remodels that you might like to pick from. Which of the following Los Angeles home remodeling projects do you think you need to consider in 2022?
If you have a bathroom that has been in use for a number of years without any serious upgrades then it definitely might need some work. Master bathrooms, kids’ bathrooms, and guest baths are heavily used and thus experience the most tear and wear. Have you noticed signs of cracked tiles, loose taps, worn grouting, or peeling paint?
When should I remodel my bathroom?
You should remodel your bathroom when you start to notice signs of general wear coming on. Do not let issues such as cracked tiles or leaks go unchecked because that could wreak havoc through gradual damage such as rot and mold. And that would cost more to fix.
Paved outdoor hardscaping
What is hardscaping?
Hardscaping deals with outdoor installations that mostly integrate hard surfaces and hard materials such as rocks, stones, pavers, edgers, retaining walls, and so on. Hardscaping often has to do with improving both outdoor functionality and the aesthetics as well. Have you hardscaped your outdoors?
If your outdoors is not well-paved or developed enough, hardscaping could transform the way your property looks and send its curb appeal through the roof. Some of the hardscaping ideas you can incorporate include:
- Outdoor seating
Does hardscaping increase home value?
Yes it does. Hardscaping makes a huge difference to the outdoors and boosts the livability and value of it. And with that change comes an increase in the value of your property – both financial and utility value as well.
Room addition or ADU installation
Another remodel idea you should think about is room addition or the installation of an accessory dwelling unit (ADU). Both of these projects can immediately increase the living space on your property. Basically, you can make your home bigger without having to move or spend a lot of money. And as a design build Los Angeles firm, we can tackle every aspect of this for you, starting from initial design to permits approval, and all the way to construction.
Here you could think about adding a new bedroom for your older child. You could maybe carry out a garage conversion to house your elderly parents. Maybe you have adult kids that need help with housing; an attached ADU might be a very good idea for this. Or maybe you want a bigger bedroom? How about a bump out addition?
What is a bump out addition?
A bump out is a room addition that deals with enlarging an existing room by extending one or two walls outwards to increase the floor space.
Of course we had to have kitchen remodeling on this list. How could we not? A home remodel is not complete if the kitchen has not been duly covered. Does your kitchen need to be renovated?
If you haven’t had any work done there in the last 4-5 years then chances are that your kitchen could use with some upgrades. Not only does kitchen remodeling boost your home’s value, it also open up more entertaining space and makes cooking healthy meals at home more attractive.
What is the average time for a kitchen remodel?
On average, a kitchen remodel will take about 6-8 weeks. If you’re only tackling a few upgrades without touching on the plumbing and electrical systems, that timeframe could come down significantly.
Is your outdoors well landscaped? Even if you have a tiny outdoor space, you can make the most of it via professional landscaping services. Such an outdoor space will give you more recreational space outside the enclosed space of your house and provide cool spots for you to read, take naps, or enjoy a glass of wine in the evening.
What are some great landscaping ideas?
- Fresh lawn
Let’s start with the basics. A green lush lawn is where it all starts. Think about planting a good grass variety, one that you can keep green all year round.
A pond is an interesting addition to have in your garden. If you have kids this is something they might love. And it doesn’t take much space or maintenance.
- Kitchen garden
How about growing greens that will save you money and help you eat healthier? You could designate a small garden space and plant some collard greens, spring onions, herbs, broccoli, etc.
- New flowers
How about some fresh color on your garden? Get rid of deteriorating flowers and install some fresh species that make your outdoors vibrant.
What does linear mean in construction?
If your home does not need a remodel geared towards a specific room or rooms, then perhaps what you might need to think about is linear remodeling. A linear remodel is quite practical and specific in its approach.
When we say linear remodeling, we’re talking about fixing one things across various rooms in your house.
Some linear Los Angeles home remodeling ideas include:
- Electrical upgrades
- Appliances upgrade
- Plumbing upgrades
Are you in need of a linear remodel in your home? Is there one area in particular that needs work across most of the entire house?
We hope this piece has been helpful in guiding you to narrow down areas of your home that need rejuvenation the most. At Kofler Design Build, home remodeling is our domain. And we deliver high quality results each time. As a design build firm, we can tackle all aspects of your project. And that includes 3D designs, architectural support, construction, and project management. Talk to us about your Los Angeles home remodeling needs today.