is just about upon us. It brings with it a hint of warmer weather, some green shoots in the garden, and, traditionally, the chance to make a few changes around the home.
If you intend to conduct some renovations this year, whether they’re major or minor, it’s worth assessing your options and doing as much advance planning as possible. Let’s see if we can round up the elements of a successful Spring renovation!
An extension will add to the footprint of your property. It’s a natural choice if you want to generate extra living space, and it doesn’t necessarily have to cost a great deal, either. You might add a conservatory, or a utility room. The former is a popular choice, since the expense tends to be minimal, and, according to property guru Phil Spencer, it can add around 7% to the value of your home.
An extension is a major operation for which you’ll probably need professional help. But if you’re determined to chip in, or you’re even planning on taking the entire project on yourself, you’ll need a few choice tools to make the job go smoothly. Pick a reputable brand and stick with them. Milwaukee hand tools tend to be affordable, and do the job nicely.
Upgrade your flooring
Your flooring will dramatically influence the look and feel of a room. A living space that’s been decked in hardwood floorboards, for example, might be a very different room to one that’s been carpeted.
Certain kinds of flooring will also lend themselves naturally to underfloor heating, which is an excellent match for kitchens and bathrooms where you want that extra touch of luxury. If you’re building an extension, this is something you might be able to incorporate.
If you’re looking to generate extra space for a bedroom or home office, then a loft conversion might be a shrewd move. You’ll need to move the insulation up between the beams, and you might find that you lose storage space. Still, the benefits are considerable.
Spruce up your kitchen
You don’t have to tear out the entire kitchen and replace it to enjoy some substantial benefits. A few minor tweaks here and there can be very effective. Repainting the cabinetry, installing new appliances, or changing the light fixtures might all make a difference.