There are lots of tried and true home remodeling ideas and plenty of boring ones. But what if you are a homeowner looking to add truly unique features to your home? What if you want your home to stand out from the crowd? Or perhaps you have specific problems that need solving—you want to add a room or increase storage space—and the conventional methods simply won’t work in your house. You need to think outside the box. Fortunately, home remodeling ideas are limited only by your imagination. You can add features that are as useful, unique, or fun as you desire.
Look below for five unique remodeling a home ideas:
1. A Round Kitchen. All kitchens have common design elements (refrigerator, stove, counters, sink, etc.), making it difficult to do something truly unique with your kitchen design. But this round kitchen fits the bill. One of the most striking features is that this design makes the kitchen table the room’s centerpiece—whereas in most kitchens it’s shunted off to the side as an afterthought. In this position, the table can serve as an island during food preparation and a family gathering place during meals. The circular design is nicely balanced: about one-third is made up of solid wall, while another third consists of glass cabinets floating over countertops. The remaining third provides open space for foot traffic and a curved breakfast with open space above it to prevent the room from feeling enclosed. The circular ceiling pattern and décor—and the chandelier—echo the counters’ round design for a unique effect.
2. Store Almost Anything Under the Stairs. If you need storage space, there are many unique remodeling ideas that make use of the space under your staircase. There are a number of ways to design custom-built bookcases, and it’s an ideal space for wine storage. Or, if you have a busy family, the space under the stairs is great for pull-out drawers to store shoes and other necessities that are always getting underfoot. If there’s enough space, you can even install a full-size coat closet—with a smaller hideaway for a four-footed member of the family.
3. Or Use the Space Above the Stairs. The usefulness of a stairway isn’t limited to the space underneath it. Think about what you can do with the empty space above a stairway. This remodeling project turned that space into a bright and sunny playroom, but it would also be a great location for a study or reading nook (with extra book storage)—or even that extra bathroom you’ve always wanted.
4. A Moveable Wall Adds Versatility. What to do when you have limited space and a large television set? This designer solved the problem with a slideable, rotating wall. One side provides storage and the other holds the TV. The home’s inhabitants can rotate the television to face the master bedroom or the living room depending on their activities at the moment. Not only does the wall solve particular problems, but it also creates a unique design element for this home.
5. A Glass Floor. A glass floor might freak out your visitors, but it’s not something they will readily forget. Not only does glass provide a sense of openness in what might otherwise feel like a rather cramped room, but it also allows light from the skylights to filter through to the lower floor. The glass and steel combination creates an ultra-modern look and the floating staircase adds to the sense of spaciousness.
Want to think outside the box for your next home remodeling project? Schedule no-obligation a consultation today and brainstorm with a Case Charlotte design consultant.