Make it more environmentally friendly. Nowadays there are so many appliances and power resources that use alternative energy – not only are they good for the environment, but they’re also cost effective.
Save the hassle and expense of moving. One of the biggest stresses in life is the process of moving homes, so why do it if you can avoid it? Use the money instead to invest on improving on what you already have and save the bother of paying agent commissions and legal fees.
Maybe you can start with the most popular renovation – double glazing. How much does it cost?
Restore a house of character. If your home was built or designed in a particular or historic way, why not do a little research on how you can bring out those hidden corners or hallways to make your abode truly stand out? Although old houses can be more of a challenge to renovate, many architects or interior design firms now have techniques of blending the modern with the classic in order to combine efficiency with old-fashioned style.
Prepare for retirement. Your kids have flown the nest and you’re counting down the days to your first pension. Don’t wait until it’s too late to make your house the perfect spot to put your feet up and count all those blessings you’ve worked so hard for. Install safe and easy to use features and make accident-prone areas like kitchens or bathrooms more secure and stable.
Raise the value. Thinking of upping sticks and selling? You can increase your sales potential with a coat of paint here and a few upgrades there. We advise silencing any creaky windows, looking into what style is currently popular out there and consulting some property agents for advice.
Better your lifestyle. As the saying goes, home is where the heart is. It’s the place that’s supposed to give you comfort and happiness and a refuge from the outside world.
Give it a face-lift. It’s time to throw away that sofa that the cats have been scratching away at for years now, and invest in a nice comfortable Lawson or Mid Century Modern. Maybe put down some parquet in the master bedroom too…