Planning home refurbishment projects

Planning home refurbishment projects Cheslyn Building Contractors 1

Spending too much time at home over the last few years has hilighted the fact that we may just be bored with our homes and are looking to make some small changes, to maybe re-vamp some rooms and utilise the space we have. A home refurbishment is always a good choice if you want to get more benefits out of living in your own home. For those not ready for a complete change of scenery, there are many different options available to enhance your existing property, so for those planning home refurbishment projects, we have a few ideas….

Reinstate the fireplace

With household energy bills on the rise, there is certainly an increase in people seeking help to return to solid fuel and with a fireplace being a wonderful focal point to any room, it could help in more ways than one. After the advent of central heating in the late 1950s, many people blocked up their original fireplaces to make way for modern gas or electric fires, but fireplaces are now regaining their status as a desirable focal point. If you have a chimney breast bare of a fireplace, why not reintroduce one? It certainly beats a TV as a focal point, and could bring back all the character you’re homes been missing.

Build some shelves

You can never have too much storage space, so make the most of every inch with bespoke shelving. Have it fitted in whatever style and awkward sized space you desire, from alcoves, to tricky corners and every nook and cranny in-between. These can transform the feel of a room and can help you maximise your storage space with built-in shelves generally taking up less space than freestanding bookshelves and blending in better with the room.

Create a feature wall

Built in storage is a popular element in modern and traditional housing. You can easily incorporate a TV unit into a storage wall as well and it’s the most optimal solution for small spaces. The storage wall can be an open shelving or a row of cabinets. There can also be an option to hide your TV when it’s not in use behind a pair of doors. It’s versatile to suit the aesthetic preferences of anyone and whether you prefer a loud or subtle design, a feature wall is perfect to reflect your personality, and use the storage space wisely.

Install a skylight

If you have a room with a sloping ceiling, a skylight could completely transform the space. The view of the sky can completely change the feel of the room and if you install one that opens, you can greatly increase the amount of fresh air coming in. The additional light can also make the room seem much bigger. Installing a skylight can help to brighten up your home, improve ventilation and bring down the costs of lighting, in a variation of different rooms throughout the home.

Create a home office

With studying and working from home now normal, it could be the perfect time to look into how to create the perfect home office building. Whether you are studying, working or taking this opportunity to learn something completely new, a well set up home office can make all the difference. Being able to leave the house and step into a home office in the garden, can promote a sense of organisation and work ethic and a much needed break from the house environment.  With planning permission not generally required, wi-fi, electricity and heating could see you through the colder winter months.

Refresh or replace doors and windows

Give any room an instant update with the addition of a new door. From on-trend paint colours to revamp old internal doors to a new set of French doors with glass window panes, a new set of doors can transform the layout of a home. A well-designed and attractive window is one that is perfectly balanced in terms of proportion, shape, and colour. The right products can make your house stand out, rather than looking like any other property on the market, so it’s important to get it right and choose windows that perfectly suit the style of your home.

Whether you want to avoid hefty moving fees or you just love the home you are already in, improving your house can be just as rewarding as getting onto the property ladder. For further information on planning home refurbishment projects, please contact us here.