You only have to turn the television on nowadays to be bombarded with a plethora of programmes demonstrating how to double the size of your home and why you should renovate instead of move. But which home improvement projects are critical and how should you prioritise any work you undertake? Home improvements largely fall into three categories, let’s take a look at them in more detail.
Ensuring your home is safe
Any damage to your property which could potentially cause injury to your family has to be right at the top of your priority list. For example, a damaged chimney stack which could collapse, is a repair you simply can’t afford to ignore. But other, sometimes less obvious tasks, like clearing the gutters to ensure that blocked drains don’t cause leaks and damage the structure of your home are also important. Consider how effective your double glazing is and whether it needs replacing or repairing. Cold air and drafts entering your home, along with external pollution, can be very detrimental to your family’s health. Many companies will carry out repairs to your double glazing in Cheltenham companies like Firmfix provide this service.
Improving your quality of life
There are myriad projects that can fall into this category. Adding additional space with an extension, changing the way space is used, converting loft space, even tidying up the décor can all change the way you feel about your home and improve your quality of life.
Maybe you want to make more of your garden, in which case an orangery might be more useful than an extension and a company such as Firmfix can supply and install these as well as double glazing in Cheltenham.
If the sole purpose of your home improvements is to add value to your property, the Telegraph offers some useful tips on where to start. Not all projects will add the value you’re hoping for, but it’s no surprise that adding extra bedrooms and bathrooms will, and a conservatory is another sure-fire way to increase the value of your property. But make sure you use a reputable firm, for conservatories and double glazing in Cheltenham, try Firmfix, a founding member of the Double Glazing and Conservatory Ombudsman Scheme.
So, before you embark on any home improvement project, consider why you’re doing it and prioritise accordingly.