Unconventional Home Spaces Worth Refurbishing and Renovating

Unconventional Home Spaces Worth Refurbishing and Renovating

Renovation is usually associated with building and fixing up something that is in a bad state, such as an old house. However, many times renovating or restoring your home doesn’t have to be extreme. Sometimes, it’s as easy as doing a little paint job or sprucing up the living room furniture. From local thrift stores to flea markets to junk piles out back – these are some of the best places for finding hidden treasures.

The Living Room

So often, the living room is a dark, cramped space. It may be the most used room in your home, however that doesn’t always mean it needs to be functional. Revive your living room with pillows and clutter that add color and texture to the space. A throw pillow in crazy colors or hand embroidered pillows will brighten up any living area. The living room can be a very active place and a little bit of color can add lots of life to it without taking away from functionality.

The Kitchen

When it comes to kitchens, sometimes the most unconventional [for lack of a better word] room in your house is the kitchen. A little paint and a full length mirror will transform the space into something stylish, reflecting elegance and class. 

The Bathroom

Bathrooms tend to be organized by anyone’s standards, but sometimes that doesn’t play well with your decorating choices. Add some color to your bathroom with funky colored accessories or unique lamps that give it a unique look without being too over the top.

The Bedroom

The bedroom can easily become the forgotten space in our homes. Just because you never see it doesn’t mean that it’s not functional or you don’t use it. Whether you need more storage or simply want your space to be a little more organized and polished, a few well chosen pieces can spruce up any room.

The Mud Room

A mud room is the first place people go when they come into your home, and as such, it needs to be clean and inviting from the start. Not only does it need to be a nice space for guests to come in, but also an easy way for them to get into your house without going through the main entrance.

The Basement

Although most people think of basements as dark and dingy spaces, that doesn’t have to be the case. Some people might like their basements to be a little more open and bright, so there is no need to feel limited by the structural elements of your basement.


A basement can be decorated much differently than other rooms in your home. In fact, some of the best ideas come from using items you would never have thought of using in any other space in your house.


Final thoughts

There are so many changes you can make to your home that might not be conventional, and that’s okay. Just because it’s something new doesn’t mean it’s wrong or bad. Sometimes the most unconventional spaces in your home need a little work to be completely functional and comfortable, so don’t be afraid to try something different with your house.