There are many reasons to renovate a home. For some, they just wish to update the space and make it look more appealing, That’s a more than valid approach to take. For others, restoring or adding functionality is key, like opening up a blocked fireplace once more, or perhaps changing a large master bedroom into two smaller bedrooms now that you’re expecting a new child.
The truth is that any renovation will probably be a blend of all these measures, as tying them to solely distinctive categories will unnecessarily limit your good judgement and chance of stellar design.
Luckily – you can also consider a third output, that being adding value to your home you can one day benefit from. For example, landscaping the front garden, renewing the garden path and reformatting the driveway will add ‘curb appeal’ to the household, one of the largest predictors of a home’s appraised value.
In this post, we’ll discuss some other dividends that can be paid in the long run thanks to purposeful renovations, and what those renovations may be:
Renewed Heating Solutions
Implementing home heating solutions, such as electric radiators or wood burners, can be a good way to alternate outside of your central heating system – reducing energy bills and also giving you a finer degree of control over the exact temperature reached or the amount of ‘fuel and resources’ used to secure it. This is why many renovation efforts will focus on restoring a fireplace section or implementing secured electric heaters rather than traditional radiators – especially in new builds or apartments. Over time, the energy effectiveness reduces your energy bills and pays dividends as a result.
You can’t put a price on security – as in most cases you will probably consider your family as one of two things – safe or not. That said, we can also ensure ‘more safety’ by implementing provisions like motion-sensitive floodlights, alarm panels that can be deactivated when entering the property and inputting a code, as well as smart-home solutions like doorbell cameras that alert you should anyone knock. Security provisions like this help you ensure a priceless outcome – the safety of those you most love and the ability to feel secure in your home. That’s more valuable than any energy bill cost reduction could ever offer.
Stable Pathing & Stairs
It’s also true to note that safety in how your building works for you is crucial to renovate and implement, the most common examples of this being how your stable pathing and stair system is. Patio stairs that are unstable can be dangerous, especially for children or the elderly relatives that visit you from time to time. Decking, garden pathing, and even internal staircases should be inspected yearly and any unstable grounding should be reformatted. This can prevent injuries and of course, also increases the value of your home, especially for potential appraisers.
With this advice, we believe you’ll be able to renovate your home so that it pays dividends in the long run. You may be surprised just how well an approach like this can work – and for good reason.