You may have been thinking about giving your home a makeover, to improve the use of space and add a bit of value to your property. But what changes will give you the best value for money?
Well, this will all depend on how big your budget is, and whether you’re carrying out the improvements yourself or hiring a professional to do the work. Before you start trying to undertake any improvement work, you’ll need to figure out the cost. Using a handy online guide, such as HomeHow will help you work out exactly what you can do on your budget.
If you need a little inspiration first, here are some simple home improvement ideas to get you started.
Install new flooring
The part of your house that undoubtably gets the most abuse is the floor. Carpets and laminate flooring can start to look worn and grubby very quickly, especially in high traffic areas. Think about using harder-wearing options such as tiles or hard wood. Whilst tackling any flooring work, it may also be worth checking if your budget will stretch to underfloor heating.
Remodelling your kitchen
You don’t necessarily need to replace a whole kitchen to give it a refresh and add value at the same time. If the kitchen units are in good condition but the kitchen is looking a little tired or dated, you could simply change the cupboard doors. Another popular improvement to the kitchen area is the addition of an island. Not only will it create additional workspace but with the addition of a few stylish stools, it can double as a breakfast bar.
Fit a new shower
Walk in shower enclosures are one of the biggest improvements you can make to your bathroom. If your bathroom is currently housing an old shower cubicle that’s beginning to look tired and mouldy, then it’s definitely timefor an upgrade. Contemporary style walk-in showers are the newest bathroom must have, providing a much nicer shower experience than a cramped cubicle. Kit it out with a designer-look shower head and you’ll easily add value to your homeand create a more usable space.
Hang new internal doors
One job that people often don’t give much thought to is changing their internal doors. However, old fashioned or plywood veneered doors can easily date your home’s interior. Oak will give you a high-end finish to your rooms, but whether you choose a traditional panelled door or something more modern is up to you. If light is an issue, then a glazed or partially glazed door would be a good option.