Top 6 Benefits to Home Renovations?

Home Renovations may seem like a daunting task at first but the benefits definitely far outweigh the trouble. With most homeowners working from home now, we have seen an increase in the need to reconfigure homes to suit these needs. If you are contemplating renovating your home and need some assurance that it is the right thing to do, keep reading.

benefits of home renovations
  • Customise Your Space

    Top on our list is customisation. What better than to have a home that is configured to suit your family’s needs. Your home renovation can open-up rooms for more working space or add additional rooms if you are expecting a new baby. You can personalise your layout to function the way you use your space. You can customise paint colours, floor tiles and other finishes to reflect your family’s personality.

  • Accommodate Everyone

    Life can get expensive and with the current economy many families are moving toward ‘communal living’. Home renovations are not limited to only updating the main house but can also include adding on a new cottage to the property. You can even convert a garage to accommodation the grandparents. Building on generally requires architectural plans and town council approval, so it does attract a high cost.

  • Improve Energy Efficiency

    Updating your electrics and plumbing to more modern, energy efficient solutions has a range of benefits of their own. Most importantly, they will reduce your monthly utility bills. Electric fittings can be updated to more current, compliant ones. Plumbing can be upgraded to insulted pipes, which increases the heat retention, therefore taking pressure of your geyser (i.e., electricity bill). You could even upgrade to a solar geyser to save even more. Conventional kitchen stoves can be changed to gas stoves. Showerheads and faucets can be replaced with low-flow fittings to save on water as well.

  • Keep the Memories

    Another benefit to renovating your home is that you do not need to move. Besides the cost implications of moving to a new home, many people struggle with giving up the memories created at home. If you have spent most of your children’s lives in one home, you have watched them grow up and learn and experience life right there. The memories of family Christmas’, easter egg hunts, the highs and lows are sometimes worth keeping. By updating your home to suit your needs as you and your family grow older, you can continue to create memories as you welcome each new generation. Moving to a new home does not always guarantee that you will get what you are looking for. If the cost to buy a new house and move is not a possibility for you, renovating just might be.

  • Increase your Property Value

    The reason most homeowners do home renovations is to increase their property value. Renovating gives you the time to freshen up tired walls and make your house more attractive to potential buyers. You can modernise old houses to reflect the current home styles. Refresh a dated kitchen to a modern one with built-in cupboards and quartz countertops. Update your carpeted floors to tiles. Add air conditioner to key rooms. Repainting the interior and exterior of the house. These all contribute to increasing the property value of your home. A word of caution though, do not over capitalise with elaborate additions and changes. If your intention is to sell after renovating, consider having your house valued before you start, so you know where you stand and how much you should consider investing. A good area estate agent should be able to advise what renovations would be needed to sell the house at a decent profit. Opt for neutral colours, a classic but modern kitchen design and try not to personalise it too much. The new owners will do that. You do not want to over invest and not get the return you were hoping for.

  • A Chance to Change

    Finally, a change is as good as a holiday they say. Small changes to your home can make a difference in the way each room makes you feel. Inviting family conversations and rest. A new patio or entertainment area can breathe life back into a once drab and unused garden area. Adding a double vanity to the en-suite can release tension during morning bathroom sessions. Adding larger windows, or sky lights welcome more natural light, creating an uplifting atmosphere. The options are endless.

Other than a signed contract and agreement between yourself and the contractor, there will be a few things that the contractor will also need, if not already discussed in the briefing:

Jukka Construction manage all home renovations, from small additions to complete overhauls. We pride ourselves on running smooth renovations, keeping the area clean and minimising disruption to your home where possible. Contact us to start your home renovation.

Contact us today to plan your next home renovation.