If you’re thinking it’s time for some home renovations then maybe you’d like a few pointers on what are the most common for homes in the UK. The current trend is for improving not moving so here are some popular renovation projects that people undertake to add value to their properties:
- New Bathroom
Top of the list for renovation projects if the fitting of a new bathroom. 44% of homeowners who have undertaken home improvements in the last few years have fitted a new bathroom. Whether you have an old avocado suite or your taps are looking a bit tired, bathrooms are one of the key factors people judge a house on when they are looking to buy. The perfect option is a fresh, white, clean bathroom suite.
- New Kitchen
Another big selling point for a house is its kitchen and this was the second most renovated room of the house after the bathroom. As a heavily used room, the décor can get worn out quickly so replacing sinks, tiles, wallpaper and units is a great way to breathe new life into the room. If you don’t want to rip all the units out, if the bases are solid then maybe you could just replace the doors or even just the handles to something a bit more modern.
- An Extension
A costlier and more drastic step but it’s often done to extend living space for a growing family without the need to move to a new house. Options include extending over a garage, a rear ground floor extension or extending to the side depending on space available and planning permission. Conservatories also come under this category. Home renovations can produce a lot of waste material for disposal. Skip hire is the ideal solution. For Swansea Skip Hire, contact pendragon Carmarthenshire.
If extending isn’t an option then you might be able to convert instead. Many people convert a garage into an extra downstairs room or have an attic or basement suitable for conversion. Whether you need an additional bedroom, a play room, extra bathroom or a home office, conversions are often easier and cheaper than extensions.
Another popular renovation project is to overhaul the outside space. A well-planned and attractive garden will add significant value and curb appeal to your property. Adding an area designed for seating, a barbecue or a special feature as a focal point will make your living space feel bigger with a natural flow between inside and out. It doesn’t have to mean landscape gardening on a massive scale but painting fences, adding some attractive plants and creating a social space are key.
- Knock Down Walls
Also in the top ten of popular home improvements is knocking down non-weight bearing interior walls to make a room bigger. Often, repurposing a space can change the atmosphere and flow of a home dramatically. For example, knocking through between a kitchen and dining room can create a more social open-plan space, that feels roomier and encourages greater family interaction.