Home improvements are very rarely simple tasks. Indeed, many of them can take time, money and commitment to see them through to the end.
However, the rewards can be many. They can give you a more secure property. They can give you peace of mind. They can be all about the aesthetics of a room, and breathe fresh life in. Here are some home improvements you’ll be excited to arrive home to.
A remodelled kitchen
One home improvement that has the ability to add vasts amounts to a property’s worth is a remodelled kitchen.
If you spend a lot of time in your kitchen, of course, you will be excited to arrive home to it. You can install special shelf fittings that make accessing the food in your cupboards. You can go for a bigger fridge and freezer, giving you more space to store a variety of different cupboards.
One of the easiest and best ways to get an entirely remodelled kitchen is to hire an external company to do the whole project. Take it on yourself and it could drag on for months. While specialist company prices may seem steep, they do generally include everything. You may think you can do it cheaper yourself. But is this really true when you add labour, tools, equipment and installation together? Do your calculations carefully. It could be that paying for the work all at once could be your cheaper option.
A new garage door
A new garage door might not sound like the most exciting thing in the world on the surface but think again. Firstly, it will be like giving your house a facelift! The garage door is such a vast amount of space. But replacing it, you are improving the look of a significant part of your home’s exterior.
Furthermore, a new garage door gives you a renewed peace of mind. Lakes Garage Doors are installed by professionals, meaning you know the job has been done properly. Going to solid security features means a new level of safety for whatever you keep in your garage. That might be your car, or it might be a renovated home office. Whatever it is, is worth protected. You’ll arrive home every night and be impressed by just how much of a difference the space makes.
A summer house
A summer house is one of those home improvements that once completed can be used for a variety of different things. If you have children, it can become their playden outside. In the future, you may decide to set up your own business, or become self-employed. If this happens, you can use it as an office or study. In the meantime, a summerhouse can be used as an extra storage room. Or, here is a crazy idea- use the summer house as a summer house! It will be fantastic to have in the summer when you have friends over.
Alternatively, if you fit it with things like underfloor heating, or just general electrics, you can use it all year around. If you build a patio or decking area outside, you could also invest in a chimenea or firepit. That way, you can turn your summer house into a winter house. Finally, one last option is to fit it with a sofa bed. This way you can use it as a part-time guestroom. If you have older kids who occasionally come and visit, they may really appreciate their own space away from the main house.
A renovated lofts
The vast majority of us have lofts that we simply don’t use. In some circumstances, it could be that the floorboards are simply not strong enough to stand the weight. Or the ceiling might be too low. Or the cost may be too prohibitive. However, if your loft does have the potential, it could be worth renovating it. By doing so, you are adding a whole extra room to your property. This could be highly beneficial if you have a growing family and need an extra bedroom. Or you could use it for a home office, gym, or a play-room for the kids. A renovated loft could really give you that bit extra you’ve been craving. If you really want to look forward to coming home to it, maybe turn it into a room just for you!
A roof garden
Make all the other gardens on your block look boring by creating your very own garden, on the roof! This might not be wisest idea if you have young children who will want to access it. However, if you don’t have children, or they are old enough, why not! As long as you secure the parameters with a secure fence, you’ll be fine.
You may be staggered to learn just how much a house can fetch when sold if it has a balcony. While most houses in European countries like Italy and Spain have balconies, they are significantly more rare in the UK. This makes them a real commodity. They are, however, just as much a selling point as they are a house highlight! When you’ve been stuck in a dingy office all day in the summer, you’ll be so excited to return home to your own private balcony. Of course, you should always have it designed and fitted by professionals. This is not a job for amateurs at all. For a truly stylish balcony, go for glass? Add a couple of deckchairs and a side table and you’ll be good to go!
A remodelled bathroom
Just as remodelling the kitchen can add value to your home, so can remodelling the bathroom. However, the benefits here aren’t all about whoever will own your home next? Just think how much more enjoyable a relaxing bath will be when you’re not looking at that pile of mould on the sink. Or the cracked tiles. Or the super old shower curtain. When remodelling, if you don’t already have a bath, make adding one a priority. If you do come to see, this can make or break a buyer’s decision, especially if they have young children.
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