Improve instead of move: Best five home renovations for 2019
With an uncertain political and economic landscape, it’s hardly surprising more and more people are opting to make improvements to their property rather than moving. If the prospect of staying where you are and making significant improvements to the size, style and overall look and functionality of your home sounds appealing, then take a look at the following five best home renovations for 2019.
Outdoor space is invaluable, providing a place for barbecues and socialising in the warmer months and having somewhere to put a colourful array of plant pots and hanging baskets all year round. Adding decking to an outdoor area increases external living space, without the expense of building an additional room.
A bathroom remodel
Remodelling a bathroom is another home improvement project poised to be popular in 2019. Replacing old baths, showers, toilets and basins with a more stylish bathroom suite or simply retiling this well-used room, can be one of the most cost-effective ways to jazz up a home and provide a true lifestyle upgrade.
A kitchen remodel
Similar to making over a bathroom, improving the look and functionality of a kitchen continues to be one of the most desirable and cost-effective of home improvement projects.
From completely ripping out an existing kitchen and replacing it with a stylish new kitchen, to simply upgrading the tiles and cabinets and giving the walls a lick of paint, how much you spend and how far you go on a kitchen remodel project is entirely up to you.
An attic conversion
Attic conversions continue to be one of the best investments you can make to your home, with research showing that creating a liveable space in the loft can increase the value of a home by as much as 20%. A well-planned, stylish and practical attic conversion can prove to be one of the cosiest and most desirable living spaces in the house that can be used as an additional bedroom, home office, children’s playroom and more.
A cellar conversion
Like an attic conversion, renovating a cellar can be one of the most effective ways to create more space in a home, add value to the property and increase its saleability.
Well-designed cellar conversions can be used for a multitude of purposes, including becoming another bedroom, used as a utility room, an additional living area, a home office, children’s nursery and much more.