If you are looking for inspiration when building a custom home or for your next home renovation project, we are here to help. Take a look at the latest home renovation trends in Calgary and the surrounding area:
Improving Energy Efficiency
If you are currently living in an older home, it may be a good time to improve your home’s energy efficiency. Many Calgary homeowners are choosing new ROXUL insulation when already doing a renovation, to lower their heating bills. Other energy-efficient ideas include replacing your windows and doors with high-performance ratings that keep the cold out and maximize natural lighting. These types of renovations will have an immediate impact to the comfort-level of your home and on your monthly energy bill.
Adding a Home Office
More and more homeowners in Calgary are drastically shortening their commute by simply working from home. If you are in this category, or are considering it, adding a home office may be right for you. You may consider converting one of your guest rooms into an office, or even creating a home addition to add the extra room. The basement can also be an inviting location for a home office, as long as you have sufficient natural light. Great ideas for custom home offices include building customized shelving and building a beautiful and space-efficient workstation.
Maximizing Home Entertainment
Many Calgarians are choosing to add a media/game room to their homes. These rooms include everything from state-of-the-art home theatres to pool tables and pinball machines. These types of areas are a great place to host parties or hang out with your family. You can install noise-reducing insulation in the walls, floor, and ceiling to allow quiet for the rest of the home if needed. Your basement is a great area to convert into a media room, as it provides plenty of space for seating and gaming options.
Making Room for Family
As the population ages, more homeowners in Calgary are choosing to have their elderly parents move into their homes. To accommodate the change, more and more homeowners are adding an in-law suite to their homes. These living areas include a kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom area separate from the main home. You can build a new addition to your home or change the layout of your basement in order to make the space work. When the time comes, these areas can also be rented out, adding a new bit of rental income to your pocket, while improving the resale value of your home.
The first step to a great home renovation is having a great idea. The second step is hiring a reputable Calgary home renovation company like Tri-Link Builders. We are here to help you accomplish your 2015 home renovation goals!