Investing in your home is always a smart move. Not only do you get to live in it and enjoy any improvements, but spending money on it will also boost its value too. However there’s no doubt that home improvements can be costly, and unless you have a significant amount of savings, then a loan might be the way to go.
Home equity loans for example will allow you to unlock some of the value from your property in order to make improvements. The good thing about this is whatever you spend you’re likely to get back plus more in the long run, as it improvements to your home will increase its value. Sites like Lending Tree have a variety of different loans; shopping around will give you the best deal possible. Here are some of the ways you can improve your home to make the most of it.
Having a garden is the best thing in the world in the summer. You have your own little outdoor sanctuary where you can relax, eat, sunbathe and spend time with loved ones. But for the rest of the year, the garden can be a bit of a nothing area. When it’s too cold or rainy to spend time outside and none of the plants are in bloom the garden can end up as neglected space. Therefore utilizing some of this to have a garden room built could be an excellent way to go. This could become an office, great if you’re a freelancer or run your own business as you have your own little space that’s on your property but separate from the house. This can help to maintain a good work/life balance since when you’re finished for the day you can physically step out of your office. It could be a hobby room, a music room, a guest bedroom or a hideout for teenagers. Either way, a contained room in the garden can give you some much needed space. These are fully insulated so can be used all year around. Get an electrician to hook everything up (and a plumber if you want to add a bathroom or sink) and you’re good to go.
Orangery or Conservatory
Another great improvement if you have the space to extend outwards is a conservatory or orangery. These can be used as an additional living area or a dining room, which gives you the opportunity to rejig your downstairs layout if you’ve found that it no longer works for you. It generally just gives you more space in the home, and a fantastic new area to use as you wish.
If a glass extension in the form of an orangery or conservatory isn’t for you, simply extending is another good option. You could choose to have a single or two storey extension built, potentially maximising the space in your home massively. If your family has grown and you’re in need of an extra bedroom this is likely to be your best option. Having more space to play with could mean increasing the size of the bedrooms you have, or even adding ensuites or storage cupboards. It’s a way to adapt your home to fit you, rather than having to move somewhere else.
Have you made any home improvements to your property? What did you get done?