If you’re someone who likes to dream a lot about what you can do with your living space, there’s probably been quite a few times you’ve seriously looked into having a renovation on a part of your house. Maybe the kitchen, which could do with more windows and a breakfast nook to go with it. Or maybe you’d like to add on a conservatory, which you can sit in and enjoy the sun when it graces us with its presence. Or maybe you’re just looking to knock a wall through and having open plan living… there’s a lot to take into consideration!
And because of that, we need to be sure that the renovations we’ve got in mind are worth it. After all, sometimes it’s a lot more worth it to simply up and move into a new home, and you can save yourself a lot of money by doing so! So in your effort to improve your living standards, and make life more convenient and comfortable for everyone in your household, here’s some tips to take into account for the sake of longevity!
There’s always some work you could do on a house, but make sure the money you spend is worth the ‘better’ living conditions afterwards! (Unsplash)
Know Your Style and Always Play to It
And the market you’re selling to, if you’re simply looking to make a profit here. Style is the main thing that makes renovations worth it, as there’s no point upgrading your house to include its own movie theater if you’re all about the cottage and simple living lifestyle! So make sure whatever renovation plans you have in mind fit into the space you’re working with, the age of the building, the style you express yourself with, and the people who might be interested in buying the house from you.
There’s all kinds of styles available in the housing industry these days, so you’ve never going to be stuck for choice as you might have been 50 or 60 years ago. Even better, there’s plenty of niche movements you can fit yourself into, and make an even better profit off of, as you’re one of the only homeowners out there that took the time to do your research properly!
Get a Professional Job Done
This is the main first point to pay attention to, as no matter how good your DIY skills or your successful search for a cheap company in your bid to save some money, there’s just some things that require proper experience and a little more money than you hoped for. And if you don’t have to DIY something, then don’t do it yourself! The finished renovation will be a lot more worth the time, money, and effort if it’s polished off properly, with everything installed safely and correctly, and you don’t have even more money to fork out down the road because repairs need doing.
Take the exterior of your house as a good example here. If you’re someone who’s aware of the plaster situation, a.k.a it’s falling to pieces and subsidence is slowly moving in, or you know you could do with a better siding job, you can make a lot of mistakes if you don’t know what you’re doing. And the outside of your house is what keeps the interior stable, so it’s going to matter if even a single brick isn’t laid correctly! Isn’t that a scary thought?
Companies like Refined Exteriors can help you out here, as there’s a lot you can get out of exterior living companies from even a simple service. And there’s nothing like an extra layer of insulation to your house to make it more livable, because of the trapped heat and cool when you really need it. It makes such a difference, and the testimonials alone could show you that!
Try Adding in a Loft Conversion
It’s one of the simplest ways to add more space into an already existing building that simply cannot be expanded upon on its current lot. But if you decide to build up, you’ve found yourself a winning move that’s going to bring in a lot more value and space to your home! Apparently, about an extra 20 of the house’s original value can be added from this renovation alone, and that’s a considerable sum when you think about how much work can be done on a home; do yourself a favor by seeing if your loft could be suitable.
Even just the ceiling can add a rustic yet tasteful addition to your home, and that’s a small and affordable loft conversion in itself! (Unsplash)
Don’t worry, most lofts are suitable for a conversion, and there’s always something better to be done with the space that’s usually reserved for storage and storage alone. You can still keep anything extraneous up there, just fit it around the new room you’re looking to make; there’s plenty of shelves and under storage you can look into. With all the angles the roof can make this kind of room take, even the eaves can be used as little cupboards.
And your new room could be anything, from another bedroom to a studio to a media center that can be used for parties and other functions needed to really impress. As long as your loft is outfitted to be used as a living space, there’s a lot of money to be made off of it.
Time to Renovate Your House into a Better Home?
Your house deserves a good renovation, and you deserve to get some real value out of it. Don’t worry too much about the rights and wrongs of operating in the housing market; if you can get some usability out of your new space or function, then there’s going to be someone else out there just like you who can too! Make the changes you want to see, hire the professionals you trust, and use your budget carefully to truly return yourself a profit on your new space