We all want our homes to be the best that they can be. They’re the biggest investment that we make in our lives and they tend to be the spaces we spend the most time in. We want them to be top quality for our own sake, so we can enjoy the time that we spend inside of them. We want them to express our tastes and interests. We want them to be impressive when we have guests over. We want them to have the highest value possible, so that we can rent them out at a higher price or sell them at a higher price if we decide to move on to a different location. The best way to tick all of these boxes? Consider renovations that can add value and interest to your home. There are some common and popular renovations that many people will invest in. These tend to include extensions, loft conversions and the addition of en suites. But there are a number of alternative renovations that can really add a touch of intrigue to your property. Here are a few that you might like to consider!
A Wet Room
Every home has a bathroom. Some bathrooms have stunning design that makes them stand out from the crowd in their own right. But a luxury renovation that can make your bathroom easier to use, more enjoyable and boost the value of your property with its luxurious and novel nature is a wetroom. This is also a great home addition for those who are disabled in a way that limits their movement or the elderly or injured who may have difficulties stepping in and out of traditional showers and bathtubs. A wet room is a completely sealed, waterproof and tanked bathroom space. The shower level is at the same level as the rest of the floor, rather than being part of the bath or a self-contained shower unit. You can simply step into the room, shower and walk out, leaving the space to dry. Not only are wet rooms practical, but they look great too. They can be designed in sleek and flawless ways that make them feel like a truly luxurious home addition. If this is an option you’re interested in, look into wetroom kits and contact high quality professionals with good reviews and an extensive portfolio to carry out the work.
A Garage Conversion
But nowadays, increasing numbers of people are looking for alternative uses for their garage space. A lot of people are either not owning cars for the sake of the environment (public transport is much more eco-friendly) or simply park their car outside of their home on a driveway, designated parking space or public road. A garage conversion can turn a relatively disused garage space into a functional and impressive aspect of your home that gets much more use. Here are some conversion ideas that you might like to try out.
When you convert your garage into an annexe, you will find yourself with a self contained living space attached to your property. Generally speaking, an annex will comprise a bedroom, a kitchen and a bathroom. This is extremely useful and can be used in various different ways. If you have an elderly relative who’s struggling to get by completely independently, but still wants to maintain a level of independence, an annexe could be the perfect compromise for their safety and happiness. If you have a teen who wants to learn more life skills but isn’t quite ready to move out, an annexe provides a higher level of independence and privacy than a standard bedroom. You could even let an annexe out on the rental market to generate an extra form of income for your home.
Converting your annexe could provide you with an office space. This is ideal for anyone who works from home or completes a lot of work outside of office hours. Working home from home in the main body of your property can be difficult if you live with others who are home at the same time. Having an office within your garage space provides you with a dedicated workspace, away from distraction and noise.
These are just a few different renovations that you may want to take into consideration if you’re looking to spruce up your home and help it stand out from the crowd. They’re practical, they’re enjoyable and they each have their own unique benefits!