Why renovate or improve? Yes, there’s always increasing the value of your home as a factor. But for most of us who just love our homes and want to get the most out of them, any kind of home improvement is really all about making our home truly personal.
What works for you may not work for someone else. And your home needs to accommodate your needs and those of the rest of your family. So, on the one hand we can say creating a personal space and a home that is truly ours, shouldn’t be driven purely by trends. However, whether you’re thinking of adding an extension, a conservatory, adding new windows or doors, or even topping off that existing conservatory with an Equinox Tiled Roof System, there are a few things to consider when it comes to creating your No Place Like Home.
If it’s extra space you are after, this is the one feature that transcends trends. Especially when it comes to creating a larger kitchen or family area. Any estate agent will tell you that kitchens sell homes. After all, there’s a reason we say the kitchen is the heart of the home. Creating that much desired combined kitchen/family/entertaining area can be achieved several ways – through an extension, a conservatory and also via taking out walls and adding skypods – or a combination of these. Bifold doors often play a leading role in opening up space – as well as letting ‘the outside in’ – bifolds fit perfectly into the ‘clean lines, more open space’ philosophy that drives home improvement right now – and one which transcends mere ‘trends’.
Open space means having more area to stamp your individuality on it – and to make it work better for you. Today’s renovations are aimed at ensuring all the space in your home is 100% utilised – whether it is existing space or space you want to create. Today’s renovators are out to create rooms that are multifunctional – hence the kitchen/dining/family area awash with light filled space. And while renovating is all about making your home into a unique space designed to accommodate your lifestyle, there are a few pitfalls to avoid just in case you ever do decide to sell your home.
When looking at what space is needed for what, try to imagine a room as being multi-functional and not just for what you may specifically need it for right now. Conservatories for example can lend themselves to almost any use – entertainment area, family room, den, home office – and if you have an older conservatory and find it difficult to regulate the temperature, an Equinox Tiled Roof transforms it into an extension that functions just like any other room in your house. However, be wary of fitting out and creating a ‘specialty’ room if you think you will ever want to sell your home. An example of this would be a room with extra sound-proofing so your budding rockstar can practice their drumming or dividing a larger room into two. While this may work for you, be aware that a prospective buyer in the future may just see this as something they need to spend money on to undo. Always opt for the choice that gives you more space with multiple options on how it is used.
Ready to talk about making your home uniquely yours? At Elglaze our team is at your disposal and able to assist you with everything from ideas to planning, and to take you through every stage from concept to construction. We want you to #lovethehomeyoulivein and the best way to do that is to make it yours – with a little help from Elglaze.