Improving your home can sometimes be a really big job. Or you may be able to achieve your interior aims with just a few simple touches. Depending on the improvements you want to make there are usually a variety of things you’ll need to consider.
Are you improving it to make more space for a family? Are you looking to sell? Do you want to change the look and feel to create a different atmosphere? Once you know exactly what you want to improve you can move on to how this will happen.
If you’re thinking about making changes (whether major or minor) take a look at our list and see how it may affect you and your home improvements.
Improving the look and feel
If you want to improve the look and feel you’re probably thinking about changing the colour of the walls or bringing in some new furniture. Step back and have a quick think about how to really change the ambience. Maybe opt for a new fireplace (or if you have an existing one – look into the options for new fireplace surrounds). A good fireplace immediately becomes the centrepiece of the room. Once it’s in place, then think about the decor – everything should flow from this point.
Decide what rooms you want to improve
If you’re looking to sell, two of the rooms that you should really consider making improvements to are the kitchen and bathroom. For many a beautiful bathroom or a well designed kitchen can be a deal breaker on a new home. So if you really want to increase the value of your home, this is where you should consider starting.
Have a think about energy efficiency
Improving your home isn’t just about the look and feel; ultimately you’ll want to make it cheaper to run and more energy efficient. Small things like improving the insulation, removing drafts and having double glazing installed are all things you should consider to do just that.
One of the biggest improvements you can make to your home is by getting an extension fitted. This can improve the living environment by giving you more space or a new room such as a bathroom. However, this isn’t just as straightforward as deciding to get one and then getting the work done. One of the biggest things you’ll have to consider if you want an extension is whether or not you’ll need planning permission. This may be time consuming can involve a lot of research but it’ll certainly be worth it in the end.