As the new year approaches,  your thoughts may be on improvements. Like many, you are probably thinking of  resolutions or personal changes. But what about home improvement ideas? It's the New Year, time to make new renovations and additions to your home  Not only will it raise your home's value, it makes your surroundings even more comfortable for you. You don't need to make major or overly expensive home improvements to create dramatic results. There are many things you can do by taking into consideration your interests, family needs, or home layout. Here are a couple of home improvement ideas to consider.
  • Stairs - Staircases are one of the most underused areas of the home. Think about the space under your stairs. Make it into usable space by adding corbels under the stairs to create a mini bookshelf or display for a special collection.
Another home improvement idea under your stairs is to add a small reading area.  Kids like small cozy places to curl up in for reading, daydreaming or drawing.
  • Floors- Use your floors for storage! All you need to do is use planks to build a platform over the floor in the room you choose. This idea works really well for an extra room, guest room or craft room. Once the platform is built  it will also serve as the floor. But each section has a small indent you pull up to reveal built in storage boxes. Imagine how much new storage you will have, yet it will be completely out of sight and the room remains clutter free and ready for use in its intended purpose.
           Make it your best New Year ever with home improvements to start it off right! For these ideas or to find out more about one of your own  call Volterra Architectural Products at 602.258.7373.