So, your home could use a few renovations and a bit of a refresh. The interior is a bit dated; the kitchen cabinetry has certainly seen better days and the flooring is tired and worn. Maybe the bathrooms could use a facelift. Or, by simply removing a wall or two, you could make your home so much more functional and modern.
In short, it’s time to breathe fresh life into the place. Sound familiar anyone?
If you’re like the majority of homeowners in London, you’re trying to weigh up the pros and cons of renovating your property. And that’s excellent: the reality is that quality renovations don’t come cheap, so you need to make sure you invest your money wisely and know exactly what you’re getting yourself into.
Home refurbishment in North London is no game for a novice. But there are oh-so-many benefits of renovating your home. Today we’re going to zoom in on a couple of those benefits, and also look at a few of renovation trends which will really start gaining momentum as 2023 unfolds.
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What are the benefits of renovating your home?
Increase the Resale Value
Whether you’re remodeling your property to sell, or simply giving it a makeover to improve the functionality and level of comfort, renovating is a great way to increase the resale value of your home.
As we know, a beautiful kitchens and bathrooms are attractive to buyers, as are those bonus features such as the extra toilet and the additional bedroom.
But your renovations don’t have to break the bank to make a big impact: a fresh coat of paint, a modern front door, new floor coverings… these changes are subtle but can do big things to the overall feel of the property.
Boost the Level of Comfort
Renovating is the ideal way to boost the level of comfort in the home that you love. After all, your home is the one place where you should be able to relax, unwind and chill out, so your own enjoyment and comfort, and that of your family, is super important.
Sometimes it doesn’t take much to dramatically improve the functionality of your home. Removing a wall to create an open-plan living area; creating a small WC in that unused space under the stairs; turning the open attic area into a beautiful, sunlit playroom for the kids… these are changes which can make family life a lot easier, without changing the footprint of your home.
Improved Energy Efficiency
A home renovation is a great time to amp up the energy efficiency of your home. New insulation in floors, walls and ceilings; triple glazed windows; solar panels… these measures will help to lower your energy bills and save you a pretty penny over the next few years.
And if you’re onboard with environmental responsibility and sustainability, you may decide to make product choices around renewable resources – why not make a design feature out of upcycled timber or cabinetry? Or add in an extra window or two to maximize the natural light your home receives?
No Need to Move
For many homeowners in North London, the thought of moving house is a really big deal: it can mean a new neighborhood, new friends, maybe greater distances to travel to work and schools, and possibly take you further from family members and support groups.
And then there’s the emotional upheaval: for many of us, our homes are more than just a place to live. They’re full of memories: it’s where we have raised families, entertained family and friends, shared our sorrows and celebrated special moments.
By choosing to go down the path of home refurbishment in North London, families can enjoy the benefits of a comfortable, modern lifestyle, without giving up any other aspects of their social life.
Now for a few of the current design trends to keep in mind…
The world of interior design is exciting. And it’s constantly evolving. So, with that in mind, let’s take a quick peek at some of the design trends that we will see emerging during 2023:
Ok, we know this sounds cliché, but let’s say it again: the last few years have been pretty uncertain. And as we adjust to life post-covid we’re noticing an undeniable shift towards nostalgic comforts.
Maybe it’s calming; maybe its familiarity is reassuring. But whatever the reason, farmhouse style is becoming more popular and homeowners are bringing nostalgic elements into modern design. Patchworks, rich colours, warm wooden tones, vintage and heirloom pieces… farmhouse style embraces the old with the new and homeowners in London love it.
Shift towards Warmer Palette
Last year we saw a shift away from a cooler colour palette, and this year we’re expecting this to go further, with colours such as terracotta, mustard and brown being popular.
Again, it’s that nostalgic leaning – these colours are reassuring and comforting, which is what homeowners are looking for in uncertain times.
Yes, you read it right: the ‘spathroom’, or spa-inspired-bathroom is becoming popular as Londoners are creating their own private self-care sanctuaries at home. Warm colours, natural textures and fibers, and indoor plants are a great way to create that space to unwind, reset and connect with nature.
Want to know more about home refurbishment in North London? Call the team at Combit Constructions for a chat about your needs. Igor and the team have the expertise, the creativity and the practical skillset to turn your dreams into realities!