When we first start house hunting, we tend to look for a property that ticks all the boxes on our checklist of “must-have” features. We also try to make sure the home we settle on ticks some of the boxes on our “nice to have” features. This means that generally speaking, our homes meet all of our needs and preferences. But as the years pass by, there’s a good chance that your lifestyle and circumstances will change and your home may not be quite up to scratch anymore. Perhaps you have kids or more kids and find that you need more space. Maybe you get a family pet and need a garden or yard for them to spend time and play in. Perhaps you’ll find your family has more cars and you need more space to park them, or perhaps a garage. Now, there are two options available to you when this happens. The first is to move house. You can switch to an alternative property that has more of the things you now require. A second option is to renovate and make alterations to your existing home. For now, let’s focus on the latter, as it’s a little less straightforward and you could probably do with a bit more guidance when it comes to this option!
Let’s first tackle the problem of needing extra rooms within your home. The easiest way to go about this, and the option that will likely require the least work and planning permission, is to make use of the disused space you already have in your home. This is generally your loft space. Sure, we might store a few things up there. But if you can find alternative storage elsewhere, this space can be used to create a whole new bedroom, guest room, playroom, games room, or whatever other kinds of room your family could do with. Another option, or an additional option for even more extra space, is a classic extension. This is where you have an extra room or rooms added to one of the sides of your property. Of course, you’ll need the space around your home for this to be an option and you’ll need to get planning permission in advance.
A New Bathroom
Family bathrooms experience some wear and tear over the years. So, it’s not all too surprising that you might want to spruce the space up with bathroom renovations at some point or another. This could include having a new tub fitted, having the toilet replaced, having a new sink fitted, tiling the walls, tiling the floors and all sorts of other additions.
A New Kitchen
In a similar vein, you may want to consider a new family kitchen. This is the heart of the home and a renovation can make all the difference – not only terms of aesthetics, but in terms of functionality too!
These are just a few different types of renovation you might want to consider if you want to spruce up your family home and help it to become a better fit for your family!