If you’re looking to renovate your home soon, there are two things you need to concentrate on.
- A renovation that will benefit both you and your family.
- A renovation that will add value to your home should you ever decide to sell.
In both cases, mistakes can be made. Take a garage renovation, for example. It may seem like a good idea converting it into a new room, but it won’t serve you well should you ever decide to purchase another car, and it won’t serve the home buyer well, either. So, when thinking about renovating your home, try and make wise and sensible choices.
Consider the following home improvement ideas. Not only will they benefit your life, but they will also add value to your home should you put your house on the market.
- Install new decking. Perfect for the garden, you can use your decking for a wide range of purposes. From throwing a social soiree with friends and family to having an extra seating area when you’re looking to relax in your garden, new decking is one renovation that is both practical and aesthetically pleasing.
- Consider a basement/loft renovation. When adding a new room, opt for the two most underused areas of your home. You can turn either area into something new – a guest room, games room, home gym, a bar area… the list could go on. If you are planning on selling up anytime in the near future, you should avoid personalising the renovation too much. Still, you can make some functional additions in the meantime that will serve you and your family well.
- Add underfloor heating. Not only is electric underfloor heating guaranteed to get home buyers knocking at your door, but it also adds to your home comfort. Especially in those chillier months, underfloor heating will add a sense of warmth and luxury to your feet; perfect for when the weather is nippy. Look for a flooring solution to maximise the feel. Home experts say laminate and tile flooring are perfect, as are infrared heating carpets. Consider style choices that suit your home, in both colour and design.
- Upgrade your front door. There are a number of reasons why you should upgrade your front door. Aside from the extra curb appeal, a new front door can also be energy-efficient, provide extra relief from outdoor sounds, and be implemented with the latest security measures to keep out pesky burglars. Consider your options with the door sellers near you.
- Give your kitchen a makeover. A few renovations will make your kitchen a happier place, and you don’t have to break the bank either. Installing new counters, upgrading your flooring, and adding new energy-efficient appliances, are just some of the things you can do to elevate your kitchen, for both you and the home buyer. Extra storage will also be useful, whether that’s under the counter cupboards or added shelving. A little colour-coordination will also go a long way to impacting the overall look.
We all get tired of our homes after a while, and these (reasonably) simple renovations will add to your home comfort, as well as adding financial value. Consider our ideas the next time you think about renovating your home. You won’t regret the changes you make, we promise.
*This is a collaborative post.