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Transforming Your Space: Creative House Renovation Ideas

Transforming Your Space: Creative House Renovation Ideas

Owning your own home is a supremely relieving thing, particularly if you are a recent first-time buyer who weathered high mortgage rates and higher property values to finally make your way onto the first rung. Starting your property-owning life will also see you starting your property renovation journey, whether your house was ready to move into or a doer-upper from the start.


In either case, renovating your home offers you the chance to make some major decisions about how you’d like to live. There are many ways you can approach redecorating or refurbishing, from the basic to the overt – but which are the most transformative ways to approach your home?


Kitchen Revamp

The first approach relates to your kitchen – a place which is, in many ways, the heart of the home. A kitchen renovation is always going to be a major undertaking, whether or not you are also taking the opportunity to update your kitchen appliances. Something as simple as replacing your kitchen cabinets can have an overwhelming impact on the feel of your space, so anything more will be utterly transformative.


If your kitchen has an external wall, the opportunity may also present itself to renovate via extension. This is a costly process, but yields a great deal more space – and raises your property’s value, too. In budgeting for such a refurb, you should also budget for renovation insurance to protect your investment; anything could happen, from rain stopping play to serious materials-related delays.



Smart Technology Integration

Another creative house renovation idea is smart technology integration. Smart technology is already a fixture of sorts in our homes, being attached almost literally to the hip – in the form of our phone. Smart tech already being ubiquitous, it could be a real missed opportunity not to incorporate it into your house as you renovate. 


Voice assistants like Alexa and Google Nest are an integral part of many homes today, and could be made even more integral through physical installation of a through-house speaker system. You could also select for app-controlled light switches, appliances and even a thermostat, to bring control of your home directly into the palm of your hand.




Eco-Friendly Renovations

When renovating, it is difficult not to acknowledge the presence of climate change. Refurbishment works are not without their carbon footprint, and the long-term impacts of certain works can be environmentally unfriendly. Making shrewd eco-conscious decisions in the short term can pay dividends in the long term, both from a moral standpoint and a financial one. Solar panels, for instance, reduce your reliance on the National Grid, reducing household costs and your reliance on fossil fuels.


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