Bedroom Renovation and Remodeling Tips

If you’re like most people, then the bedroom is the area of your home in which you spend the greatest portion of your day. You dress there, you read there, you relax there in front of the television, and, of course, you sleep there. With all the hours that you spend in your bedroom, if the space is dreary, cluttered, or bland, it’s definitely worth considering a renovation.

If you’re interested in remodeling your bedroom, consider the tips below. The tips cover all types of renovations, meaning some might be out of your budget, but most can be adapted in some way to suit your financial situation.

Raise your ceiling

While this might seem a daunting task, in actuality, raising your bedroom ceiling is usually not that difficult. Unless you have plenty of experience in construction, you’ll still want to hire a contractor, but generally speaking, most skilled contractors have little trouble with raising a bedroom ceiling.

The payoff for undertaking this project is a room that seems brighter, more open, and much, much larger. By raising your ceiling, you create the illusion that the room is larger than it actually is, which makes your bedroom seem less cramped and more welcoming.

Build a skylight

Skylights are a great way to add natural light to a room, and they’re a viable option for many homeowners. Again, you’ll probably need the help of a contractor for this, but skylights are generally very affordable. With a skylight, your bedroom will be provided with soft, natural light almost all day long, even if you only have one or two windows.

Find a way to hide essentials

When you see pictures of bedrooms in home magazines, you’re probably struck by how neat and orderly those rooms are. So what separates your bedroom from the ones depicted in the pages of Home and Garden? In part, your space is probably much more cluttered. Your shelves are lined with books instead of decorative vases, your dresser is covered with lotions and deodorants instead of fresh flowers, and your walls boast family pictures rather than carefully selected artwork.

The people who sleep in the bedrooms pictured in the design magazines don’t lack those trinkets, though; they’ve simply found a way to hide them. Doing so will greatly improve the look of your bedroom, as it will reduce clutter and make your bedroom seem more open and welcoming. To hide your essentials, consider the following tips (some are more low-budget-friendly than others):

  • Have a contractor design and craft built-in furniture for storage, such as bookshelves (with doors to hide the contents), cabinets, benches (with under-seat storage), etc.
  • Move all toiletries to the linen closet or bathroom.
  • Build a walk-in closet.
  • Move trinkets, such as pictures and statuettes, to other areas of the home more well-suited to such items.
  • Build an entertainment center with doors to hide your television, movies, etc.
  • Use the one year role: If you haven’t used it in the past year, you should probably get rid of it.

Believe it or not, remodeling your bedroom can help to make your whole life seem more streamlined. Because you spend so much time in this room, it’s highly beneficial to transform it into a welcoming and relaxing space. So instead of coming home to a space that doesn’t make you happy, consider the tips above to help you turn your bedroom into a sanctuary.

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  1. I wouldn’t necessarily agree that the bedroom is where we spend most of our time, at least not of my time awake. Most people I know do their reading and relaxing on the couch. Still, I have been wanting to remodel my room in order to make it more naturally lit and better organized. I love your advice for moving the small things, like toiletries and makeup, to a vanity, but I would simply add that no matter where you keep them, it is best to keep them out of sight. When you are remodeling, you can install better drawers or cabinets.