As much as you might like your current home, you may also have come to realise its impracticality for your meeting your family’s range of needs. Perhaps you originally bought that home as a young professional, but have since married and started raising kids, resulting in a more crowded house.
Still, with a few improvements to that home, you could make it fit for your household’s current and future needs. Here are some crucial reasons why this is possible.
Staying or Going? It Doesn’t Have to Matter…
Of course, you can’t be certain that your family will continue to live in its current home for decades or even years. However, this doesn’t entirely rule out the wisdom of getting that home renovated.
Doing so could, in the case of an average residential renovation project, return about 62% of what you initially spend, says the Parents site. That figure could rise to over three-quarters if the project is remodelling a kitchen or putting together an attic bedroom.
Nonetheless, it’s worth pointing out that the average homeowner stays at the same residence for 13 years. Therefore, your first thoughts ought to concern how you should enhance your home in a manner which will make it convenient for your family both now and as it later changes.
You’ve Got the Power… But Should Use Less of It
Saving money is a prospect that naturally appeals to many different types of homeowner. For example, young, single millennials can favour cost-cutting if their wages currently reflect their relatively low position on the career ladder, while older professionals with families will appreciate reducing their expenditure on energy bills and spending the saved money on other essentials.
Of course, gas and electricity are sources of energy on which many of us heavily rely – for example, to heat our homes and power our TVs and computers. It’s little wonder that homebuyers deem energy efficiency the second most crucial feature for a home after the safety of the local community, so reveals a National Association of Home Builders survey cited by Consumer Reports.
Fortunately, you can improve your home’s energy efficiency by adding doors, windows and roofs capable of appreciably bolstering the insulation. uPVC can be an especially good choice of material for such doors and windows, while there are various suitable roofing materials to select from. A Leeds roofing company could help Yorkshire homeowners choose between them.
Don’t Skimp on the “Smart Home” Features
With the “smart home” revolution, more and more residential functions are being handled from smartphones and tablets. Nonetheless, there has been an understandable degree of scepticism about this technology – not least because it tends to date quickly.
However, there remain certain smart devices which, when added to a home, can boost value and, of course, the pleasure of fulfilling particular residential responsibilities. Programmable thermostats, for example, can give the favourable impression that the home is high-tech. Meanwhile, millennials are willing to pay 3-5% extra for a home with the likes of smart lights, locks and security systems.