You will likely have given some thought to your home before, but if you hadn’t, you’ve definitely been thinking about it during the lockdown.
Never before have we had to spend so much time in our homes, and while we’d like to think we’d like what we see, this isn’t always the case. You may have realised that there are limitations to your home that you hadn’t realised before. So now’s a good time to begin thinking about those home improvement projects. Below, we take a look at some of the smartest ways to upgrade your house.
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Improve the Front/Entranceway
They say you should start as you mean to go on, so it’s worthwhile taking a look at the outside of your home. When you pull up after a long day at work, do you get warm fuzzy feelings, or are you looking at your home and thinking: ‘the outside could really be better.’ Boosting a property’s kerb appeal is one of the best ways to upgrade your house, and it can even push your home’s value in the right direction. Simple things, like adding flowers and repainting the front door, can do wonders.
Add More Space
Now that you’ve been spending so much time in your house, you may have realised that space is at a premium, and that really, things would be so much more enjoyable if you could open up the property a little and have more space. While you might initially think that it’s not possible (it’s not as if you can move the walls out), there are more ways to make additional space in your home than you might think. You can make the most of your loft, for example; a dormer conversion will cost between £15k and £40k. You could also build into your back garden and add a conservatory. Just Like that, you’ll have two additional spaces in your house.
In the Garden
And talking of the garden: are you making the most of it? What with the generally bad weather we have in the UK, a lot of people just leave their garden alone, but with a little bit of effort, you can make a really great living space that you can enjoy in the summer months. All you’ll need is a patio area, some furniture, and some plants. Of course, you can take things even further by incorporating things like a jacuzzi or outdoor cinema (which are surprisingly not as difficult to do yourself as you might think). Above all, make sure that your yard is private: you’ll enjoy it all the more when you know you’re not on display for all the neighbours to see.
Appliances and Technology
Finally, look at giving your home a technology boost. If it’s been a while since you upgraded this aspect of your home, then you might be surprised at just what’s available. It’s not just about smart televisions and home audio systems, but also modern washers and other appliances, which work better and lower the cost of your bills.
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