11 Totally Crazy Home Renovations
Our home is the centre of our family’s well being. We work hard to make sure that our loved ones have everything that they need and lead a comfortable life. The house is the one place where we try our best to build the life we want for ourselves and our family.
As the old saying goes “home is where the heart is”, we treasure our home the same way we cherish our loved ones. If you want to get the best bang for your buck while improving your home, then you would need to make external renovations that will have an immediate impact.
Keeping our homes updated can be expensive so making renovations to increase the value of your home is always a good thing. While that is still an option, you can also choose to satisfy your more personal home improvement desires.
Crazy Cool Home Renovations
Living room conversation pit
Typical living rooms with all the furniture sprawled out on a level surface are the norm; you see that in almost every house you visit. Create a living room conversation pit by digging a few feet below floor level, add the most comfortable couches that you can find and start there.
A conversation pit would be a fresh twist to your regular old living rooms. It creates a more intimate atmosphere for people wanting to catch up or talk. Add a centre table or foam seating in the middle to suit your needs.
Stair slide/ ceiling hammock / playroom
Adding a play slide along one side of your stairs might not be that radical an idea but who among your friends and family has one of these? Most likely no one..yet. It is an excellent idea to get the kids excited to get up from their beds and down the stairs to do the days set activity.
If you have high ceilings and have a lot of space then, you can also add a layer of netting which can be used as a hammock. It would be a wonderful new place to relax while suspended in the air.
Another excellent way to make use of space above a staircase is to build a playroom or extra room above it. It’s a good design option to maximise the area by the top of the stairs.
Say goodbye to wasted space with any of these three hacks.
Incorporating a hidden door that leads to a secret room in your home is easier than you might think. Sometimes all you need is a well-hidden door disguised as a bookshelf or wall and there you have it, your very own secret entrance to a hidden room.
You can use this technique to build a panic room for your family that can be useful in emergency situations. If you don’t want a panic room, feel free to use your secret room for whatever purpose your heart desires.
Create more storage underneath your staircase
In most homes the wall space underneath a staircase is barely used. Do something different by maximising the potential of that empty space. Build additional storage space throughout the whole underbelly of the stairs to add significant storage availability.
Taking a hot shower is one of the most relaxing, refreshing, but most repetitive things we do in our daily lives. Most of us are used to a regular shower head that comes from one direction; a unidirectional hand shower is also a norm.
Installing multi-directional shower heads to rinse your body from all sides at the same time will be much more efficient. This way you won’t need to take such a long time in the shower anymore. Your shower time will be drastically reduced.
S-shaped seat in the shower
Sitting down in the shower is not something you see very often, much less laying down. Laying down is typically only done when using the bathtub, but it is pretty much unheard of in the shower.
This S-shaped design for a shower seat will allow you to lay down and enjoy your shower even more. It will be useful if you are unusually tired from a stressful day or physically drained. You can also scrub and clean yourself much better while sitting down as well.
The beauty of having a walk-in shower is that you no longer need to deal with hard water stains and soap scum on the shower door. Not having a glass door will allow you more freedom in the shower and even give you more space to move around when needed.
Usually, you see walk-in showers in gyms or institutional facilities; it is designed that way for efficiency. Emulating that kind of design into a private bathroom is unique in the sense that it is not usually seen in homes.
Install chutes in the kitchen for recycling and trash
Setting up your kitchen with a pair of trash chutes will make taking out the garbage a breeze. Merely open the door to the particular type of trash bin you need to throw your garbage into and drop the piece of trash in. The rubbish will fall into their respective trash bins with ease.
Add a bar to your deck
A straightforward addition to your existing backyard deck which will give you more table space. Renovating your deck by adding a bar will make your deck infinitely more useful. You can then use the space by the railing to enjoy meals or cold drinks with friends and family.
Accordion glass doors or windows
Consider replacing the permanent wall separating your backyard to your home with accordion glass doors. Instead of having just one sliding door, accordion doors will allow you to slide and fold a series of sliding doors neatly to one side.
This will allow you to open up the inside of your home like never before. An excellent idea if you love the outdoors and want to take in some more fresh air or just bring the outdoors inside. This home renovation project would be a big hit when hosting pool parties.
Underground bunker/ Fallout shelter
Keeping our loved ones safe is one of the top priorities in this life. This crazy home renovation project would ensure they are kept safe throughout any possible calamity.
Nuclear war, the zombie apocalypse or just your regular home invasion. A hidden underground bunker will allow you and your family to survive the worst disasters imaginable.
This home renovation would be like building a whole separate home underground which would require considerable funds, not for the faint of heart.
There are indeed more practical home renovation projects to choose from. If you are looking for something bold and unique, then select from the list above to make your home stand out.
Build a conversation pit in your living room to be the talk of your party. Set up that hidden room to add some mystery to your home or add the stair slide for a dose of daily fun for the kids. In case you won the lottery build the underground bunker, who knows, you may need it someday.