Spring is here and summer is just around the corner, so why not take this opportunity to give your home a fresh lift in time for the warmer months?
Some years your house will call for a simple spring-clean: a garage clear out, or a deep clean of the kitchen. The problem is, there’s only so much you can do with a cloth and a broom. So if you’re yearning for some major changes and want to start afresh, it’s probably time for a renovation.
These days, renovating isn’t just about boosting property value. Instead, think of it as a re-imagination; a way of bringing your home out of the past and matching it to the person or family you are now.
Here are some reasons why a renovation is the best thing you can do for your home this spring:
Give your home the green light
A spring clean is great to spruce up your home and get some short-term satisfaction, but it isn’t going to bring your utility bills down any time soon. A renovation that improves energy efficiency and implements water saving strategies will do just that. Going green not only helps slash your bills significantly, it allows you to do your bit for the environment.
Get rid of that ‘stale’ feeling
The relationship between you and your home can be a magical one, but when you spend all your time together, the ‘spark’ can inevitably die out – especially when you’ve lived together for a long time. A rethink of your design can allow you two to fall in love all over again. You could turn the dingy kitchen into a place you’re desperate to invite guests, or convert the spare room into that hobby room you’ve always wanted.
A functional home is a happy home
Make life easier for yourself. Home technologies are improving all the time, so remodelling the home with a design that focuses on functionality can help you increase efficiency around the home. You can incorporate intelligent storage solutions to open up living areas, and implement automation technology to control lighting, security and devices around the home.
It’s time for a service
Are you at that point where one more ill-fitting door or ripped carpet is going to drive you crazy? A renovation can eradicate all these problems with one clean sweep; iron out the kinks, exterminate your little frustrations, and remove the unnecessary stress from living.
Buy low, sell high
As we all know, a well-executed renovation can also significantly boost your property’s worth – especially if it aligns to what the market is currently demanding. But if you plan carefully, you can have your cake and eat it: increase your home’s functionality, while upping its resale value down the track.
If you’d like to find out more about market trends and methods of maximising the potential of your home, call a Darren James consultant today.