Most Popular Home Improvements
If you think it’s time for some home renovations, then maybe you need some guidance on what is most common for homes in the UK. The current trend is to improve so as not to move, so here are some popular renovation projects that people are undertaking to add value to their property:
The top of the list for a renovation project if installing a new bathroom. 44% of homeowners who have done home repairs in recent years have installed new bathrooms. Do you have an old avocado suite or your taps look a little tired, the bathroom is one of the main factors that prospective buyers judge a home by when their looking to purchase. The perfect choice is a fresh, white, clean bathroom suite.
Another big selling point for a house is the kitchen and this is the second most renovated room after the bathroom. As a room that is often used, decoration can quickly wear out so replacing sinks, tiles, wallpaper, and units is a great way to breathe new life into the room. If you don’t want to tear all the units apart, if the base is sturdy then maybe you can replace the door or even just the handles to something a little more modern.
The more expensive and more drastic steps are often taken to expand living space for growing families without the need to move to a new home. Options include extending above the garage, rear floor extension or extending to the side depending on available space and planning permission. Conservatories also fall into this category. For a Construction Companies Bishops Stortford, visit ashmereconstruction.co.uk/
If an extension is not an option, then you might be able to convert instead. Many people turn garages into extra basement spaces or have attics or basements suitable for conversion. Whether you need an extra bedroom, a playroom, an additional bathroom or a home office, conversions are often easier and cheaper than extensions.
Another popular renovation project is remodelling the outer space. A well-planned and attractive garden will add significant value and improve the curb appeal of your property. Adding an area designed for seating, barbecues or special features as a focal point will make your living space feel bigger with a natural flow between outside and inside. That does not have to mean landscape gardening on a large scale but painting a fence, adding some interesting plants and creating social space are key.
Knock down walls
Also in the top ten of the popular home repairs is tearing down interior walls to make rooms bigger. Often, repurposing space can dramatically change the atmosphere and flow of a home. For example, knocking between the kitchen and dining room can create a more social open plan space, which feels more spacious and encourages greater family interaction.