In recent years, a growing number of people have taken the decision not to move home, and to simply upgrade their current house or flat instead. There could be any one of a number of reasons to take such a decision, but chief among them is likely to be related to the uncertainty caused by the pandemic and the ongoing financial climate. If you are currently thinking about doing the same thing, here are five tempting and practical ways to give your property a whole new lease of life.
Make the change to uPVC windows and doors
If you have older-style wooden doors and windows in your home, you’ve probably noticed that your property’s draught-proofing qualities aren’t as good as they perhaps could be. Over a period of years, they can become looser and more prone to rattling when the wind is blowing outside. Of course, if they rattle, they also let cold air in. Brand new uPVC windows and doors will be airtight, making the home so much warmer, cutting the energy bills and reducing your carbon footprint in the process.
Extend your living space with a conservatory
For expanding families, space within the home can be an important issue. Many homeowners choose to have a conservatory installed, and although this could mean cutting down on the size of the patio or garden outside, the increase in living space inside can be a major boon. If you have children, this could be a playroom during the daytime, and could serve as an extra living room for all the family when the evenings come around.
Work from home with an office in the spare room
More and more people are choosing to work from home these days, and it’s easy to see why they would. If you’re able to do so and you are struggling with a laptop balanced on a sitting room armchair, perhaps turning that unused spare bedroom into an all-singing, all-dancing office instead. If the availability of daylight is an issue, you might want to consider having a skylight or two installed, and the addition of extra electrical outlets will probably help with all your gadgets and gizmos, too.
Upgrade the kitchen into something very special
Whether you’re a budding Jamie Oliver or you just like spending time creating delicious dinners for you and your family, the better the kitchen the more at home you’re likely to feel. Kitchen upgrades can entail anything from a new appliance or two to a complete refit of cupboards, drawers, sinks and more. How far you choose to go will of course depend on your needs and your financial budget.
Create the bathroom that you’ve always dreamed about
If you’re the type of person who likes to linger in the bath with some relaxing music and a few candles, you might want to think about a bathroom upgrade. There are plenty of options worthy of your consideration, including perhaps whirlpool baths for unwinding in style, and perhaps wet rooms with walk-in showers. New bathroom designs are a great way to put your own personal stamp on the home.
Every type of upgrade can make a vast improvement to the quality of your home and the life you and your family live. Here at A-Class Glass and Joinery, we provide a wide range of glazing and joinery services to both domestic and commercial customers right across Scotland. We’d be more than happy to provide a reliable and transparent quote for whatever you might need from us. Just call 01382 792 044 to find out more.