Making Your Dream Home Work for You

You’ve seen it on HGTV, read about it in magazines, and probably even heard about it from family and friends – stories of people who fall deeply in love with their homes. However, life happens, and sometimes a major change can make our living spaces less flexible than we need them to be.

Whether that change is a career move, a new addition to the family, or simply a shift in personal preferences, you don’t have to the give up the home of your dreams to go after your new ones. Here are a few ideas to help inspire your next remodeling project on the New Jersey coastline.

An Exterior Facelift

If you love your home’s interior but are less than impressed by its curb appeal, it might be time for a facelift. Consider investing in landscaping, walkways, and new lighting to make the front of your home more welcoming.

You can also go above and beyond by replacing your home’s siding. This will make it look brand new while increasing its overall value (not that you’d ever sell). Stone veneer can also be cleaned and sealed to make the home more presentable and affordable.

Add an Activity Space

While you’re focused on the outdoors, start thinking about what you can do to get more pleasure from your exterior spaces. If a pool isn’t in the budget, consider adding an area for activities like corn hole, horseshoes, movie nights, or anything else you love to do as a family.

For the most enjoyment, make sure that space is next to an outdoor seating area so you can socialize and entertain at the same time.

Bonus Tip: Love riding your bike? Use a solid floor to make the area more compatible with your walkways, so you can seamlessly move between your outdoor spaces. 

Create an Upstairs Landing

If you’re tired of seeing walls or the ceiling when you look up, know there’s another way. A high-end landing can make any home look spacious and elegant. It can also make your entire custom home feel more connected.

Your landing can start at the top of the stairs or be a feature in the upstairs hallway. Then, take things to the next level by adding symmetry to the surrounding area with ceiling beams and hanging lights.

Invest in a Kitchen Island

Most homeowners know that kitchens and master suites are the most popular rooms in any home. So, if you’ve been on the fence about renovating your kitchen, now might be the perfect time to pull the trigger. We’re coming out of the pandemic, and summer is right around the corner, meaning there is no better time to prepare for hosting family and friends.

A beautiful, custom kitchen island has so many benefits – it is a focal point in your home that allows for more seating, preparation space, and storage. Not to mention, you don’t have to walk away from the party when you’re entertaining guests!

Upgrade Your Appliances

Last but not least, replacing old appliances can work wonders in any home, regardless of their age or type. In fact, it’s becoming increasingly popular to build or renovate a home that incorporates a happy marriage of traditional and contemporary features.

Being a homeowner is all about embracing multiple sides of your style, even if some of the elements you’re choosing are considered polar opposites. Pair that brand new stove with a beloved heirloom, like a dining set, furniture-style cabinets, or a even stone countertop.

Renovating a home allows you to keep the best of what you love while making room for new and exciting changes in your life. So, if you’ve already built a custom home but want to improve upon it, or you want to breathe new life into a property you recently purchased, let our team of expert craftsman bring your vision to fruition.

Monetti Custom Homes specializes in custom home design, custom home construction, and custom home renovation along the beautiful New Jersey coastline. For more information, contact us here. Please call to speak to a specialist at 732.223.7949

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