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When it comes to making some home improvements, it is safe to say that there are certain areas of your home that not only can be enhanced by the right changes but can also help to add some extra value to your home.
The main thing to remember is that any changes you make enhance your property and are carried out correctly. This will reduce the number of repairs you will need to undertake and give your home that sleek, finished look from the get-go. So what property changes should you be looking at making to help you bring out the best in your home on the inside and the outside too?
As the eyes to your home, you need your windows not only to look good but also practical and efficient. If you have poorly installed windows of damaged window panes or seals, you will find this will be allowing heat and energy to escape your home, making it poorly insulated and less energy efficient than it should be. You will most likely notice this in a rise in your heating bills.
To combat this, you need to make sure any windows that are damaged are repaired or replaced and are fit for purpose. Double and triple glazed windows are the most energy-efficient and well-maintained windows and will help boost the appeal of your home to passers-by and visitors from the outside.
The right window dressing will do this too. Think dramatic drapes, functional blinds, and appealing window coverings. You can even get custom built shutters to give your windows something extra to help them stand out and fully complete the look and style of your home.
The kitchen is the heart of the home. If you are looking at undertaking significant home improvements, your money will never be wasted by investing in your kitchen. Create a space that is welcoming but functional for the whole family and makes the most of the space.
Breakfast bars, islands, integrated appliances, and statement lighting will always be in style and can boost the value of your home when done right and help you create an area of your home you love to spend time in. Hire an expert to help you design a kitchen that works for you and your family and makes the most of what is probably the most used room in your home.
Just like the kitchen, a new bathroom is a major investment you should be looking at when it comes to home renovations. No one likes to visit old, tired bathrooms that are unfit for use. Bring your home up to date with a modern, sleek bathroom that is functional for the whole family.
Walk-in showers and wet rooms are popular home additions right now, as are tiled rooms with plenty of storage for all your toiletries and cleaning products. Shy away from bright colored bathroom suites and opt for classic whites and keep the color scheme for floors and walls neutral for a look that will not date and boasts a fresh and clean feel day after day.
This probably won’t be your first choice when it comes to doing work to your home, but it should always be at the forefront of your mind. Maintaining your roof and keeping it in good condition can save you thousands of dollars in repairs and lost time fixing damage to your home. Damage to your roof can lead to leaks causing water damage to your attic space, walls, and woodwork.
Leaking roofs attract and absorb moisture from the water, making them a suitable environment for pests and insects. Wooden roofs are infamous for this; they retain moisture and provide breeding grounds for infestations.
Having trapped water in your roof may leak to walls and top spaces in your house, such as the attic. The rest of the house will then absorb this moisture and start harboring bugs such as bedbugs and cockroaches.
The moment you see any bug, it is the right time to call a pest control professional.
Attempting a DIY pest control strategy may not be sufficient; pests require select chemicals to draw them out and kill them. Hence, a pest control professional who knows how to tackle different types of pests.
Some pests to look out for if you have or had a leaking roof are cockroaches, termites, spiders, mosquitoes, and fleas. Also, it is best to get in touch with a pest control expert once you’ve taken care of your roof for the process to be long-lasting.
If you have any concerns about damaged roof tiles or materials, then make sure to check them out and initiate repairs as soon as possible so as not to end with a bigger job on your hands later down the line.
The first thing people see of your home is the outside: the fence, garden, gate, driveway, garage, etc. This all helps people form a first impression of what they think your home will look like on the inside.
Allocating funds to making sure our outside areas are as well kept as inside will never be a waste of time or money. Take on landscaping yourself or hire a professional to give you the garden of your dreams or simply add a fresh coat of paint outside woodwork or metal fencing and gates. Jetwash pathways and/or drives to keep them looking clean all year round and make sure to fix any damage to doors, exterior window frames, and guttering too.