Design of the Week: Home Renovation

This week's feature is a renovation project by a Planner 5D user.

Design of the Week: Home Renovation
Renovation project by Moonface on Planner 5D

Designing your dream home is always fun, but so is planning a renovation. You can approach the two projects from two different sides, but the elements remain the same - you need to design how the final project will look. That's why this week's "Design of the Week" feature is an inspiring house renovation by Moonface, selected by one of our interior designers at Planner 5D.

Planning is key when it comes to interior and exterior renovations. The process can quickly become overwhelming if not planned correctly. That's why interior design software like Planner 5D is a great way to remove stress and make your renovation fun. You can be as creative as you like and use other users' projects as inspiration. Let's take a look at this week's feature.

Benefits of home renovation

Home renovations can add improvements to your home and change how it looks. Even small changes can make your home a healthier and safer place to live. Once everything is in working order, and you don't have to worry about something falling apart or breaking, you can enjoy your home even more.

Updating your home, from small renovations to full-scale projects like a kitchen makeover, can increase the value of your home. Adding modern touches and energy-efficient appliances and features are huge selling points of any home. Renovations are also an opportunity to add your touch and creativity to a home you can enjoy for years to come.

Exterior and interior renovation with Planner 5D

Now let’s look at the renovation project designed by Moonface with Planner 5D. This project is an excellent example of a house reflecting different aspects of a renovation.

Adding some texture to your home’s outside walls is a popular treatment for renovating the exterior. You could also add brick, stone veneer skirt or accent wall, or add some cedar or cedar-look shingles to a section of your home. Modern homes can make great use of architectural wall panels, corrugated metal panels, or even stucco to add texture with a clean and updated look at the same time.

Furthermore, never underestimate the power of a fresh coat of paint on your home’s exterior to give the entire property a new lease on life. Even paint that hasn’t begun to peel can start looking dingy or dull over time, so updating the color of your home to something a little lighter, brighter, or more contemporary could help enhance its style.

Make sure you pair the color of your home with its architectural style to get the best results. For example, use a slightly darkened paint color on Victorian homes while using a saturated color palette on an Arts and Crafts home and a natural color palette on a Tudor home.

Enhance your landscape or balcony with greenery

When it comes to your home's exterior,  landscaping is a crucial part of it. Adding some well-placed shrubs and plants up against your home can hide a multitude of imperfections while at the same time bringing some much-needed color and life to the area. We can see how the user has used this method to add character to the home's exterior.

Make sure that the plants don't cover windows or light sources. You can always highlight the beauty of the landscape or balcony at night with selectively placed lighting solutions. Lights can also add ambiance and make your home cozy and warm.

Bring nature indoors with architectural features and plants

Windows are often considered the eyes of the home. Having too few or too small windows on your home’s front can detract from its style while keeping the interior dark. Adding large windows is an architectural solution that allows you to bring nature inside and add more light.

Consider enlarging your windows, adding a bay or picture window, a skylight, or simply changing the size and shape of your existing windows to add dimension to your exterior. If this is not possible, you can always place more green plants in your home to create a closer connection to nature.

Give your interior new life with new furniture or kitchen redesign

When we talk about renovations, one of the easiest ways to change the look of your kitchen is to repaint the cabinets, change the countertops or add a new backsplash. This is also quicker and less expensive than changing the whole kitchen if you have a limited budget.

You can also change how your kitchen looks without removing your whole kitchen cabinetry. By changing the flooring, adding new lighting solutions and painting the kitchen a different color, you can give your kitchen a new look.

Give your interior new life with new decorations

We can't forget about decorations when we talk about the smallest parts of interior renovation that largely impact the overall look. Things like mirrors, curtains, pillows, blankets, rugs and other decorative items, as well as plants, lighting fixtures and chairs, can make or break any interior design project.

Paint and other wall treatments like wallpaper or shiplap can also add atmosphere and change the look of a room. Sometimes, combining these elements can add vibrancy and energy to your home while taking your inspiration to another level.

Want to try your hand at renovating your home? Look no further - use Planner 5D interior design software to create a new look and design for your home today.  

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