3 Home Renovation Ideas for this spring

With warmer sunny days come the joy and enthusiasm, and many Carlsbad residents are looking for a way to refresh their home this spring.

If you’re thinking big and going for the whole home renovation instead of a few furniture rearrangements and colorful spring decorations, room additions are a great way to increase the quality of life, as well as the value of your home.

Whole house remodeling is a major project and if you don’t have that much time, there are several solutions that will bring a fresh breeze of change to your household.

Outdoor kitchen

Outdoor kitchens bring a whole new world of cooking possibilities. Outdoor ovens, smokers, fire pits, barbecue grills… there are plenty of appliances to choose from. Preparing food outside is also a big plus when you want to maintain fresh and cool air in the house. Moreover, you’ll get an outdoor entertaining place where your family and friends can enjoy a meal together, socialize and have fun.

Keep in mind the necessary installations. You’ll need a water supply and a drain for the sink and electricity for the refrigerator, oven and lighting. Easy to clean and resistant to high temperatures and weather conditions, low-maintenance materials are ideal for the counters. Stainless steel is durable and resistant to corrosion. Add a roof or a pergola in the cooking and dining area, so that you can use it in case of rain.

Deck additions

As a Carlsbad resident, it would be a surprise if you didn’t have it already. Perfect for lounging in the summertime, a fully functional, nicely decorated deck is just what you need to sit back and relax.

It requires thorough planning, which involves thinking about the location and the size. A deck extends the floor plan of your home, but be careful it doesn’t take up too much of your backyard.

Do you want to access it from the kitchen, your living room or maybe the master bedroom? If you want to use the deck for relaxing and not for dining outdoors, accessing it from the living room might be a better solution. With French doors or sliding glass doors, you’ll get an easy access with an extensive view from the inside.

Morning rays may be pleasant, but if you don’t want to soak in the sun later in the day, bring shade to your outdoor space with a pergola, canvas shade screen or a bamboo panel.

Sunroom additions

If you suffer from allergies or the insects buzzing around get on your nerves, sunrooms are a great alternative or addition to your deck, especially with all those sunny days in Carlsbad. With this room addition, you can get not only a space to enjoy the sun but a place with comfortable chairs, sofas and bookshelves where you can relax and entertain all year round.

You can add a room to your living room or kitchen or separate it from the house. Bring natural light from the above through roof windows, skylights, roof lanterns or even a glass ceiling. You may have a solarium installed to maximize the amount of light and enjoy the stargazing even more.

Avoid the overheating by insulating the walls and ceiling. Use thermally insulated floor-to-ceiling windows. Let the air flow by opening doors, windows and skylights. And there’s always air conditioning to cool the room. Don’t forget the heating system to keep your sunroom warm in the winter.