A renovation project might look easy on television and in magazines, but it requires a ton of research and a lot of work to successfully renovate for profit. There are a handful of factors to consider, other than budget, colour choices, and furniture placement. Here are a few other important aspects of a successful renovation project.
Although many homeowners prefer open-plan layouts, note that there is such a thing as being too open. Unless it is necessary, it is best for your property to keep a bedroom intact versus ripping it out as an extension to the living area. Instead, combine living spaces such as the living and dining areas, and renovate to separate private areas such as bedrooms and offices. Such a renovation project will enable the household to entertain guests but still have space for quiet family time.
Your outdoor living space should be a factor in your renovation project. Consider your outdoors as an extension of your interiors, so they need to look just as inviting. Connect your outdoor area by opening up a less private room, such as your living room or kitchen. You may opt to add an outdoor lounge or an outdoor kitchen to expand your living space, which will improve the value of your home.
Green up your lawn, and hire a professional for landscaping. Alternatively, you may add lush potted plants to your outdoor space.
If you have a large space, it is best to redefine smaller parts of the space. For example, if you have a large grassy area outdoors, install a pergola or awning over a portion of it to define it as an entertainment area. You may also opt for a pool, an outdoor kitchen, or a carport.
Pay Attention to Detail
Aim to make your home look ready for occupancy at any given time. Aside from updating the look of your exterior, check your air conditioning and heating, ventilation, lighting, security systems, floors, and kitchen cabinetry. These little details can boost the value of your home even with minimal but meaningful treatment.
Your objective for renovations should be to provide a good lifestyle, whether it is for you or for the next owner of your home.