If you own your own home, or if you rent from a landlord who is happy for you to really make it your own space, you will, at some point, think about redecorating and renovating. There are a number of reasons why this will be appropriate, or even needed, and although it might cause some disruption and change, the final result will be worth everything that has gone before it – you will love the new look of your home and often wonder why you didn’t do anything about the décor previously.
If you are beginning to think that it’s time to change things about at home, here are some of the reasons why you might want to take the next step and actually get it done (or do it yourself).
When you are listing all the reasons why it might be the right time to make some changes in and around the home, enjoyment might not appear on the list, but it is one of the most important reasons. After all, who wants to live in a house that they don’t feel comfortable in and don’t really like? If that is the case for you, you’ll never truly feel happy and relaxed at home, and this can lead to stress, anxiety, and general unhappiness.
In order to enjoy your home more, you should make it look exactly how you want it to. You can quickly and easily get a Bonsai Finance loan to make the repairs and the renovations that need to be done, and the peace and calm you’ll enjoy afterward will be magnificent. It could make a huge difference to your life without you even realizing there was an issue, or what the problem was.
Even if you have moved into a new build home, after several years, things will start to go wrong and need to be repaired. Therefore, in some cases, renovations and redecorations have to happen not because you want them to, but because you need them to. Wallpaper can start to fade and peel, paint can discolor or be stained, a bathroom might need to come apart to be fixed (which is the ideal time to replace it if you want to), tiles can come loose, and carpets can become threadbare amongst many other things.
This ‘wear and tear’ on a property is completely normal and can be the perfect starting point for any renovations you want to make. Or it could be something more; fire and water damage can necessitate redecoration within a home. Sometimes this can be claimed on insurance, so if you need to make changes because of an accident like this, make sure you read the fine print to check and don’t forget to make a claim if you are entitled to.
Sell Your Home
Changing the look of a property just because you are going to sell it may seem like a false economy – you may not make back the money you put into the house on the property market. Yet it isn’t always about money. If you do a house up to sell it, you might not make many more dollars on the sale, but it could sell a lot more quickly. Those moving in won’t have to do anything if you have already done it so they will be happier to make an offer and start the buying process.
A property that needs a lot of work doing to it will always take longer to sell, and this can be extremely frustrating, especially if, for just a little money, you can freshen and brighten the property and therefore sell it faster.
Make It Yours
Conversely, if you have just bought a property, you might want to change the décor to reflect your own personality rather than that of the previous owners. Changing the color of the walls (or freshening things up), putting in new carpets, even installing a new kitchen and bathroom might seem like big jobs to do, but remember – buying a property is a long term investment, and you are likely to be living there for many years. Therefore, getting it right from the start and making it more comfortable and exactly how you want it will mean you won’t have to worry about doing it all again for a long time.
Open Up More Space
Not all renovations are about changing what is already there; some are about adding to it. For example, you might need some more space within your home, such as another bedroom or bathroom, or the kitchen might be small and it would be better if it could be made larger. Or what about adding an attic room or conservatory? If you can change your home and make it bigger, you will save yourself the cost of moving and be able to stay in a home you love.
This kind of renovation will be hugely disruptive, so this needs to be considered before any work is done. Again, the final outcome should be something that makes you very happy, and all the disruption will be worth it, but in the interim you might want to move out to stay with family or even rent somewhere if finances allow so that the work can be done and you don’t have to deal with the mess.
Save Money On Utilities
In some cases, renovations and changes are not about making a home look better on the inside or changing it to reflect your personality in some way. Sometimes you can have renovations carried out that you won’t see on a daily basis, and yet they are just as important as any other kind. These renovations include:
· · Changing windows so they are double-paned
- Adding solar panels
- Insulation attic and basement spaces