Is your home starting to feel a little drab and outdated? Perhaps you’ve had the same furnishings for years, or the original features from the 70’s are leaving you uninspired. Or maybe you’re running out of room and everything is beginning to feel very cluttered.
Your home is supposed to be your haven; a place to relax after a long day at work, or run around after the kids. It’s also meant to show off your personality; a space that motivates you to live your best life. The last thing you want is for your home to reflect negativity! And living day by day in a house that feels stale and unwelcoming because it hasn’t had a facelift in years is a surefire way to cultivate an unhappy home for the whole family. So stop putting it off, and make a firm decision to instigate change. A home renovation may be just the thing to breathe new life into your house.
Decluttering your home with a second storey extension.
If your single storey home is all of a sudden feeling quite claustrophobic, perhaps it’s time to consider extending it. Growing families often lean towards renovating rather than buying new, to avoid the hassle (and cost) of settling into an unfamiliar neighbourhood and moving the kids to schools in a different catchment area. You could extend out, but this means hiring surveyors and levelling your backyard in preparation for a new room or two – an expensive exercise! Or you could extend up. Adding a second storey to your home is much more convenient if you already have a small backyard, and want to leave room for the children to play outdoors. It also means that you will be building on top of a long-established foundation, so there’s no need for arduous landscaping! With the addition of a second storey onto your home you could make room for:
These are just a handful of ideas for the use of your second storey, all of which will create more room, reduce clutter and make for a happier living environment where everyone enjoys increased space!
Replacing outdated features in your house.
If you’re living in a house built in the 1970s, you’ll most likely be familiar with brown carpets, daring linoleum and orange geometric prints. Can’t stand looking at fake wood kitchen cupboards for any longer? Or trying to prepare a meal for five with the tiniest of bench space? If the larger family fridge you need won’t fit in the space allocated, or there’s zero room for a dishwasher, It’s time to rip it all out and start over. You deserve a kitchen designed for convenience and efficiency! And this is true of many other rooms in the house clearly made for appliances of yesteryear. The laundry is another key culprit. If there’s barely enough room to swing a cat or very poor ventilation, daily chores are going to seem so much more difficult than they need to be.
Knock down walls and create a more open atmosphere. Choose custom kitchen, laundry or bathroom fit outs that make the best use of the space available to you. Renovating your home to support your lifestyle will make living in it a treat. You want to be excited about the thought of coming home every day. Stop living in a house designed for someone else, and start enjoying a home renovated just for you.