When we move into a property, we tend to accept it as it is. The average person will spend months browsing the market before settling on the property that ticks the most boxes on their list of preferences. When people move in, they will generally redecorate, but leave the basics in place. This is fine. But why settle for something that is less than absolutely ideal? Your home is the biggest investment you’ll make in your lifetime, so it’s worth investing a little more cash to make sure it’s perfect, right? Plus, you spend most of your free time in this space, so you’re going to want to make sure that it’s as practical, functional and aesthetically pleasing as possible. This is where a home redesign can come into play. Now, you could go all out and give your entire property a brand new look at once, but the most practical and cost-effective method is to focus on one area at a time, slowly transforming your property in your dream home over a course of years. Here are just a few renovations that you might want to consider to reach this ultimate goal!
Perhaps one of the biggest changes you can make to your home is adding an extension. Of course, this is only a suitable option for those who have sufficient space around their property to extend into. If you have a middle terrace property with a tiny back garden, this might not be an option for you. If you do have space for an extension, this is a great way to add significant value to your property and to create a whole new functional space to use in your home. There are all sorts of uses for an extension. Perhaps your family grows and you need an extra bedroom. Maybe you’d like a guest room for when your nearest and dearest come to stay. You might simply want a novelty room, like a games room or a cinema room. Whatever you’ll use the space for, it’s likely to benefit you in some way or another.
If you don’t have the space to extend your property, but would like some of the extra spaces or rooms mentioned above, don’t worry. You can generally convert an aspect of your property into a usable living space. The main two types of conversion tend to include a loft conversion or a basement conversion. The conversions will take these two different spaces from mere storage spaces that you don’t spend time in to comfortable and livable spaces! If you have a garage that you don’t use, you may also want to consider a garage conversion!
An En Suite
An en suite is a luxury in any property. Sure, all homes will have a bathroom. But having an en suite means you can use your bathroom space without having to wait in line for others to get out. It’s also convenient for showering or using the bathroom with privacy. You don’t have to rush across landings or have people waiting outside the door for their turn.
These, of course, are just a few options that are available when it comes to redesigning your home. The world is your oyster in this field! Just make sure to get relevant planning permissions before getting started!