Renovations, at some point will be inevitable. Houses come in different shapes and sizes. But, there’s one thing that every home has in common. Eventually, your home will get old. The years tick by and your once modern home now has a decidedly old look to it. You don’t feel proud of your house anymore, and change is in order.
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In this situation, most people might think the best option is to move. However, I wrote an earlier piece on why you should renovate your home instead of moving. The benefits to renovating are simple; it takes less time and costs less money. You can transform your home with just a few simple changes, and it will feel like an entirely new place. Here are some ideas to consider:
Look At The Current Housing Market
My first tip is to take a look at what’s currently on the market. If you were going to move home, what type of house would you choose? There are loads of houses for sale and then come in different styles with different features. Act as though you’re shopping for a new home, and pick out the most suitable ones. Then, you have some inspiration for your renovation project. Instead of moving into a new house, you can make your old one look like it. Pinpoint some key features that these new homes have and yours doesn’t. Then, put a plan in action to add them to your home. For example, lots of new houses come with underfloor heating. It’s an innovative way to heat your house and is more visually appealing than radiators. So, there’s your first renovation idea! Convert your home to underfloor heating. You will find loads of features in modern houses that your home doesn’t have. If anything, you’ll be able to see what type of styles are considered trendy now. So, you can copy the way modern bathrooms are styled and renovate yours. Or, you notice that hardwood floors are the norm, so rip up your carpet and slap some wood down.
Don’t Forget The Exterior
A lot of home renovations tend to take place inside the home. You spruce up your bathroom, living room, or kitchen. While these projects will breathe new life into your home, they go unnoticed on the outside. People looking at your home will still see the same house they saw before you got your new bathroom. So, you have to ensure you don’t forget about exterior renovations. Things like new windows and guttering are easy changes to make. Plus, they will benefit you in multiple ways. If you live in a house for decades, then these things can become outdated. There will be better options out there, and you should use them. With better windows, you can have a more secure home that traps in more heat. Better gutters can last longer, look cleaner, and help with drainage. Of course, you also have your roof and walls. Roof renovations are highly recommended; they can make your home look brand new. Give your walls a nice clean and maybe change the paintwork if you want to go the extra mile.