Written By: Holli McCray
Be it an older home that needs some upgrades or a newer place that’s missing that special feel, home renovations can turn a drab domicile into a fabulous new abode. Strategic home renovations can add value to the home for future resale while giving the owners the dream home they’ve always wanted. They can also provide a living environment you can’t wait to come home to!
Unfortunately, the glut of home remodeling TV shows and programming don’t typically capture the full amount of effort needed to get the results you’re wanting. They’re made for entertainment purposes and not as a resource to help you complete home renovation projects. And while we recommend hiring professional help when taking on projects that you’re not familiar with, these YouTubers provide some great ideas and inspiration to get more out of your home.
Check out our list below, and be sure to watch the videos for home renovation ideas…
What to look for: How a lost cause home can be brought back up to snuff.
Tiny homes have become exponentially more popular over the past few years. But as this particular YouTube video shows, not all tiny homes look like the ones you see in online lists or demos of such properties. Please keep in mind that the renovations in this video aren’t recommended for beginners (unless you’ve at least got some professional help in your back pocket!)
House of Valentina
What to look for: How to address older features and make them current.
This YouTuber wanted to show viewers how the insides of an older home can be made over with the most contemporary tastes in mind. The real lesson in this video is that underneath a home’s dated looks, there’s likely a solid foundation and unique features worth saving.
What to look for: How to work within tight confines and non-ideal conditions without having to gut the whole space.
Can one get more space out of their home? They can with some careful planning and clever tricks. Those tricks might include tossing out the original purpose of certain rooms, and playing to a home’s natural strengths. That’s kind of the great thing about this particular YouTube video, is that it shows how that can be done without overcomplicating things.
Great for: Showing viewers how to make the updates that they’re dreading.
Another YouTube channel that shows what a master renovator can do. The videos on this channel are made by seasoned pros and offer some great process shots and education on how they’ve pulled off their latest reno. The videos from the “Austin Flipsters” are also incredibly eye-catching and recommendable for people who are even slightly interested in how the remodeling process might work.
What to look for: How one should preserve classic styles in homes.
The aesthetic of some homes just shouldn’t be messed with. And for those homes that got it right the first time, this YouTube video figures out the right marriage between great, older places and the need for a fresh dwelling.
What to look for: How to update older, bigger homes.
When purchasing a home renovation project, some buyers will go for the older, bigger homes that they long to repair to their former glory. This video provides commentary on what to do when one discovers a home’s features or how a buyer may properly honor the history of a bought home.
What to look for: How to get the most with the least.
Even at a great price, homebuyers may regret certain parts of their purchase. What matters is that they keep the right perspective by staying focused on the home’s overall potential. This video shows a housing nightmare, and how a novice home buyer might be able to turn a bad situation into a great one.
Now, Go Get Started!
With some effort, research, and some great ideas, anyone can make the upgrades they want to their home. Starting with a sound home improvement plan is the first step toward achieving the results that you want. Once that plan is in place, take a steady approach to avoid getting overwhelmed. Tackle one project at a time…
If you’re in the market for a fixer-upper or need to get in touch with some Knoxville-area contractors to help start your renovation project, don’t hesitate to contact us!