A Guide On Home Rennovations

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Advice for Home Extensions, Additions and Adaptations

Thanks for checking out my blog! My name's Olivia, and I'll be sharing my advice about construction and contractors here. When my husband and I first decided to move in together, we didn't fall in love with any of the homes on the market so we decided to build our own. We learned a lot about construction and contractors during that time, but our journey wasn't over yet. Over the years, we've had multiple changes made to our custom home, including extensions to accommodate new babies, adaptations for in-laws moving in and even an outbuilding studio for my son's music production endeavours. As you can imagine, I've had to do a lot of research on home building over the years, and now I'd love to pass that advice on to anyone else who needs it. Look around—I'm sure you'll find something useful.


A Guide On Home Rennovations

10 December 2020
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Renovating your home is a viable and cheaper alternative compared to selling the property. Most people have a difficult time deciding how to renovate their homes. It is especially so since most homeowners will want the renovation to increase the value of the property. Below are some improvements to consider as you conduct your next home renovation

Home Extensions

Home extensions are your best bet when you need to increase the square footage of your home. Your first concern when creating a home extension is whether the extension is legal. In some cases, you need a local council permit to extend the house. A draftsman will assess the building blueprints and determine the best place to create an extension. The extension should be such that you do not have to reorganise your whole home. Extensions that force you to pull down all your walls can be quite expensive. As a rule, the extension should blend in with the house design. 


A well-manicured lawn will make your home attractive to friends and potential buyers. Grass is probably the most critical element of your landscape. Ideally, the grass must be suitable for your climate. Consider drought-resistant varieties if you do not have the time to irrigate, water and fertilise the grass. Strategically placed landscape features such as gazebos, patios and swimming pools will improve the appeal of your landscape. Plant flowers, bushes or trees along your driveway. Additionally, install LED lights to highlight paths and decks at night. With sufficient funds, you could consider water features such as a fountain. 

Interior Improvements

Below are some interior improvements to consider: 

Your floors are a critical component of your interior. Preference engineered floors, ceramic tiles and high-quality vinyl floors will make your interior to stand out.

Consider open living spaces. For instance, you could have a sunken living room. A bar area in the kitchen can serve as a family meeting point as you make meals.

Consider bathroom renovations. For instance, you could install storage spaces or a larger tub.

Strategically placed paintings, clocks and wall lights will enhance your interior. 

Energy Efficiency

Are you worried about high energy costs? Home renovations are an opportunity to improve the energy efficiency of your home. For instance, you could install skylights, large windows and doors to ensure the flow of natural light in the house. Besides, you could install insulation inside the property.

When renovating your home, consider the need for extensions, improve the landscape, interior and energy efficiency of the house.