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Most Popular Home Improvements and Renovations

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There are some home improvement ideas and renovation ideas that are undertaken more often than others in homes across the land. Perhaps you are considering making some upgrades yourself. The following article is all about a few of the most popular and what their effects can be. Who knows, you may read one of them and be inspired to take it on yourself. 

5 Home Improvements and Renovations

#1 Kitchen Remodelling 

A new kitchen is certainly right at the top of many homeowners’ dream renovation projects. This is largely down to the fact that this is often the hub of the house, and there are plenty of ways of modernizing the space by bringing in new appliances and a contemporary decorating scheme.

Open-plan living remains popular and an increasing number of people look to connect the kitchen and living spaces. A kitchen island or breakfast bar is another popular home improvement idea that can really improve the room. Appliances are often blended in seamlessly with the rest of the room. 

#2 Bathroom Remodelling 

If people aren’t looking for a kitchen renovation, it is often the bathroom that they turn to. The best bathroom renovations are those that are well-planned and make maximum use of the space. When bathrooms are smaller, extra care needs to be taken with regard to the planning.

Instead of taking up a lot of room with a bathroom, you may prefer to create a wet room environment. Color schemes are usually light and airy, while you also need to make sure that there is enough ventilation and encourage natural light wherever possible. Then it is all about the finishing touches such as ample storage room, some attractive accessories, and modern touches like a Bluetooth speaker

#3 Home Extensions 

There are a couple of main types of extensions that homeowners currently prioritize. First, you could make the most of the space that you already have with an attic or a basement conversion project. We will talk about these two in the following sections of the blog post. Alternatively, you could add what is known as a ‘same-level extension’.

This could cover everything from putting in a conservatory to extending your bedroom and putting in an ensuite bathroom. Obviously, this is a huge undertaking, so you need to make sure that you plan it properly and hire the right professionals to take care of everything. While you are renovating, you may want to take care of one or two other details. For example, if there is any damaged cladding, you will want to replace this and choose a style that boosts the street appeal of your home. 

#4 Loft Conversions 

Many houses have an unused attic or loft space that is just crying out for conversion. Essentially, this allows you to make the most of the space that you have already and requires fewer obstacles that need to be overcome. It is also a great option if you live in an urban space that is already densely packed. However, you may still find that there is some structural work required here as the house was not built with the ability to hold the weight of a second storey.

So, you may find that the bill rises just as high or even higher than a same-level extension. Windows and stairways are two of your primary concerns when you are embarking upon a home renovation project such as this one. You should also have a clear idea in mind of exactly what you want to do with your loft conversion once it is completed. 

#5 Basement Conversions 

At the other end of the house, you have basement conversions. Again, they make the most of any space that your home boasts already. There is also likely to be less structural work involved than a loft conversion, which can help to bring down the bottom-line cost. You should have a clear idea in mind of what you want to do with it.

Many people choose to add a second bedroom or living room. You could also add in a home office, which is a common modern trend as so many people are working from home these days. There may end up being more work involved than you had initially envisioned with this particular project as it involves you having to dig down to ensure that there is sufficient space. 

Just one of these five home improvement ideas can end up making a significant difference to your home, but they can also represent a high cost, so you need to have a clear idea of your intentions in mind.

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