Renovate your home, that probably sounds like a vague advice.
Our homes are a big part of us and such a sanctuary from time to time could use a bit of an upgrade. If we are uncomfortable with where we live, no part of our life will be as centered as we would love them to be. So it is important that we keep our home optimally functional, interactive, and aesthetically comforting.
After several years in your home, perhaps you are beginning to notice subtle changes from the first years you moved in. The cabinets now grudgingly open with a creak, a little plumbing leak here and there, some visible wires slightly slacking off the ceiling, old light holders, perhaps your interior could be better, or the bathroom really needs an upgrade, at every point, we often find things in our home that could be better.
Renovation is one of the incentives that come with owning your home. You could redesign, rebuild and change any part of your home to coincide with your needs affording yourself a more sense of satisfaction and comfort from your home.
Renovation can increase the value of your home tremendously, such as in the case that you decide to sell anytime in the future, your home will be worth significantly more than it would have prior to renovation. It is a financially incentivized exercise and you stand the chance of recovering every cent you spend on your home renovation should you choose to list your home for grabs.
Here are few reasons why renovating your home is a good idea.
- It can be sustainable:
There is a global trend to nudge the world towards a more sustainable consumption culture. Understanding that the consumption of resources has significant implications for the future of our planet in the long run, there is a need for us to encourage sustainability in our everyday life. Homes are one of the most common units of consumption in the world, and by creating more sustainable homes, we edge the world a bit further towards the eco-friendly dream it desperately needs to realize. Your home could need a sustainable upgrade and this is a good reason to renovate. An efficient water system, better heating, insulation, green energy alternatives; have a quick look around, do you need a sustainable upgrade? It is probably time to think about the renovation project.
- Makes moving unnecessary:
Sometimes we feel a compelling urge to change our home situation and seek out something newer, something more exciting, and break from our normal. For most people, the answer to this is to move, seek out a new building, and start all over again. But there is an alternative. Don’t go to the mountain, bring the mountain to you. Instead of leaving your home in search of something newer, something more exciting, turn your home into something new, make it more exciting, or more luxurious, whichever reason informs your action. Next time you get the urge to seek out newer accommodation, maybe it is time to rethink and renovate instead.
- Increase property value:
We buy or build a home not just because we need a roof over our heads, we could rent apartments if that is all we wanted. Owning a home is an investment choice, it comes with the promise of a significant dividend should we choose to resell. Renovating your home improves its sell value by nearly 30%, further incentivizing the need to upgrade your home. Renovation is a financial choice with the tangible promise of getting back every cent you spend.
- Improve comfort:
Comfort in the home is a very important feeling. Like I mentioned earlier, if you are unhappy or uncomfortable in your home, chances are that no part of your life will be as grounded as you need them to be. Look at your home as your base of operation, your sanctuary, your fortress of solitude, if something is wrong with this, no part of your life will feel like it is in place, and no one should ever feel like this. Renovations targeted at improving the comfort of your home can be the answer to synchronizing your mind with your home. A new house most likely comes with optimal amenities that are necessary to ensure comfort, however, as time pass, these amenities either become too old, or obsolete in view of newer and more efficient alternatives. Renovating your home comes with reinventing that new phase, bringing back the amenities and comfort that your home is beginning to lack.
- It is safer:
One of the things it is important we feel in our home is ‘safe’. Imagine the possibility of your stairs caving in, or your door becoming a piece of biscuit to any burglary attempt, or those creepy creaking sounds of old wooden hinges when weight is applied. Renovating your home would mean replacing aging parts with newer and safer substitutes and this improves your overall safety. No one wants to stay in a home with the continuous threat of the wall or ceiling caving in on you without warning.
Renovating your home is no small task. It takes more than just having the funding for it, it requires meticulous and professional planning to execute, and most times, you as an individual are not equipped with such expertise to successfully pull your renovation project off. I would not give you reasons to renovate without reminding you to always seek out expert assistance in the case my argument was compelling enough to convince you. It is important that you choose to renovate your home, it is even more so that you seek out expert help: Naturally Urban Environmental Inc. is a construction, renovation, and consulting firm with a primary emphasis on sustainable projects, you can send an email over for professional insights from us.