Renovating your home can be so exciting – from initial set up through to watching your idea come to life. However, there are a few important factors to consider prior to renovating, to ensure that you are as prepared as possible.
Maximise the value of your house
Any home renovation should consider the impact that this will have on the value of the home, before any work is taken place. It can be wise to speak to a valuer to discuss how much your home is currently worth, and how much they expect the renovation to increase the value – and decide from there whether it is worth starting your project. There are some great ways that you can increase the value of your home, from building extensions or an outer house, to even adding in solar panels to appeal to a sustainable buyer. If you have a loft, consider converting this into an additional bedroom, or turn your garage into living space, even the possibility of extending the kitchen or conservatory. There are endless lists of options to consider and work through.
Investing in your home
Now is a great time to invest in your home, in the way of sustainable heating solutions. Consider having a heat pump installed or an eco-friendly boiler, to not only make the property more attractive, but also more eco-friendly and green.
Flooring is something that is not always highly considered and thought of. Whether you are doing the renovations yourself or you are sketching up some ideas for contractors. There are plenty of options to choose from, from laminate flooring, to hard wood flooring or even bamboo wood floors if you are really feeling that eco-friendly vibe!
It is important to create a colour scheme for each room – or even the entire house if you would like everything to match. Have a think about the vibe that you are wanting to create, and what each room would be used for. Try to leave some walls white or neutral tones, so that art work can be added for more character, as they not only can spruce up your home but are great things to invest in.
Building storage designs
Building storage units are a great way to keep your space tidy and less cluttered. Try to purchase storage units that go with the design of each room – so that they don’t look bulky or out of place. For example, in the living room you may want to opt for lighter storage units to maximise your space and make it feel brighter and more open.