Home renovations can add value to your property and improve your well-being. Your space should fit your family’s needs, wants and lifestyle. Your home should adapt to your needs as you grow and change over time. For example, if you have started working from home full-time, you might want to change the guest bedroom into an office. Of course, however, home renovations can be expensive and unrealistic at certain periods of your life. You need the money, time, and resources necessary to make your home renovation the best it can be.
Here are a few signs of when it’s time to remodel your house.
Safety always takes priority. If your home is starting to deteriorate, it’s probably time for a remodel. Surface level mould can lead to structural deterioration, like rotting floorboards, a leaking roof and a foundation that needs repointing. Make sure to stay on top of property maintenance and seek the advice of a professional if you are unsure. Structural renovations should not be ignored, and they can lead to catastrophic problems later down the line.
Are you staying there for the long haul?
If you plan to stay in your home for many years to come, it might be worth investing a little money into it. You could invest in a combination boiler to save energy and space or renovate the kitchen to make it a little more modern. Perhaps, the garden is bothering you, and it’s time to rethink the design of the outside of the house. Identify the areas of the home that you want to improve and make a mood board of some design ideas.
Too much space, or not enough
As your family grows, you will need a bigger house to accommodate everyone. You could invest in a loft or basement renovation to extend the house and build more bedrooms. Or your home may feel too big because you’re not making the most out of the space. In this case, the home’s layout is often the problem, and you may need to knock down a few walls to create an open plan living space. Or you could use the spare space as an office, games room, storage space or even a bar.
It’s not functioning.
After living in a home for a few years, you start to realise little things that don’t quite work for you. You may need to increase the kitchen cupboards’ size or integrate more storage into the bedroom.
Use your imagination and make your home fit your lifestyle.