7 Reasons to Renovate Your Home Now
The second lockdown has put a bit of a damper on the end of year festive mood. But have no fear! There is still time to turn things around.
One way to do so is by improving the place you’ve spent the most time in this year: your home. A renovation of your most beloved space might be a simple way to end 2020 on a good note.
As our list suggests, there are many benefits to renovating your home right now. We’ve even got you covered for cheap storage, so you don’t have to worry about where your possessions will go during the process.
Reasons to Renovate Your Home
From the practical to the indulgent (which, might we say, you deserve), there are many good reasons to renovate your home. It will increase its value, and allow you to live more sustainably until you decide to put your house up for sale. The added space is also great for starting or growing a family, or for finally designing that home office (something we all need right now).
1) It helps you to stay connected
This year has been tough on all families, and you may be facing a socially distanced Christmas lunch this year. Tech-friendly improvements (like making the kitchen and dining room more suitable for video calls) will be useful for connecting with loved ones you aren’t able to see in person this year. This will help make things feel more normal, and you’ll be able to stay more connected in 2021 too.
Plus, video calls mean there’s a mute button for when Aunt Janice asks you for the thousandth time why you haven’t had a little one of your own yet.
2) You don’t have to DIY everything (even during lockdown)
If you’re worried that builders aren't working during lockdown, don’t be. They do have the necessary permission to keep working. Forget about trying a DIY remodelling project and reach out to a local contractor. You’ll be getting a professional solution and helping out a small business in a time of need. Win win!
3) It increases the resale value of your house
Selling your home might be a future priority. You’ll be happy to hear that by signing off on renovations now, you’ll be increasing the value of your home for when you do actually decide to sell. A new kitchen can add between 5.5% and 10% to the total value of the property. That’s a darn good return on your investment, if you ask us.
4) An eco-friendly house is a money saver
Eco-homes are on the rise in the UK. Going eco-friendly with a renovation can have a positive effect on the planet, as well as on your pockets. Start by replacing energy sapping appliances for more efficient models. Eco-tech installations (like solar panels) might be costly, but will reduce your electricity bill quite a bit over time. And hey, isn’t singlehandedly saving the planet worth spending an extra pound or two?
5) More space benefits everybody at home
Life in lockdown has taught us all about the value of personal space. If you’re feeling a little cramped at home, expanding your property is an easy way to improve the overall mood. If you’re planning on starting or growing your family, or even just adding a new pet to the household, renovating sooner rather than later is ideal.
6) Your home can become work from home ready
More people are working from home now than ever before. If you’re still depending on a temporary workspace in the kitchen, it might be time for a more permanent solution. The result will give you a tranquil workspace for you to get stuff done, even if you have the flexibility to work from home and in the office. You’ll also be prepared if there are (dare we say it!) more lockdowns in future.
7) It’s the perfect opportunity to treat yourself
When was the last time you treated yourself? We thought so. If it were up to us, it would be the rule, not the exception. A renovation can be a good way to build (pun intended) the quality of life you deserve. There’s never been a better time to start. Go ahead, you’ve earned it!
Where Should I Store My Stuff During Renovations?
Remember when Monica’s dad ruined all her boxes from childhood by storing them in a damp garage on Friends? Whatever you do, don’t be that guy.
Thanks to modern technology, it’s never been easier to organise a (damp-free) garage rental for as long as the renovation takes. Here at Stashbee, we have a knack for connecting trusted storage hosts with renters. Better yet, you’ll have lots of rental options to choose from no matter where in the UK you are. Odds are you’ll get exactly what you’re looking for, even at short notice.
Go on then. You’ve now got everything you need to take the plunge for a renovation that will bring lots of comfort and enjoyment for years to come. You might even be in your new space before it’s time to start taking the Christmas tree down!
2nd Dec 2020