7 Essential Home Improvements Everyone Should Make | #CP

Hey, feel free to leave a comment! Whether you’ve just moved into a property, or have been planning your renovations for a while, fresh changes will improve any home.

Although some of these renovations are a big commitment, they will undoubtedly add value and improve your quality of life.

Other changes you can make to your abode are purely aesthetic, but this doesn’t make them any less valuable! Boosting your interior style will give you home that you’ll be excited to return to at the end of the day.

If you’re planning a home renovation, then check out these seven changes that every homeowner should consider.

1)      Underfloor Heating

There’s nothing worse than walking on cold tiles in wintertime, and long gone are those bizarre days of carpeted bathrooms!

Having underfloor heating is great way to keep your toes roasty toasty in the winter months.

2)      Solar Panels

Solar panels can be expensive to have installed, but they’re an investment that will save you money in the long run, cutting your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint.

If you’re on the solar panel fence, then check out this handy guide by Energy Saving Trust for more information.

3)      Separate Shower and Bath

Bathrooms are one of the most common spaces in desperate need of an update in homes, and if you’ve been considering a bathroom remodel ­– and you have the space – then it’s good idea to have a separate shower and bath, especially if you’re living in your forever home.

As we get older, climbing over the side of the bath can become a challenge, but a separate shower will age with you.

4)      New Doors

Treating yourself to some new internal doors is a great way of adding a touch of style to your interiors.

The entryway experts at Oakwood Doors have a fantastic range to suit any design choice!

5)      Driveway

A driveway is a must for those who struggle finding somewhere to park. As more and more households have multiple cars – especially with our kids flying the nest later in life – trying to park on your own road can be a challenge.

Having a driveway is the answer to all your problems, never again will you have to walk in the rain from your car to your front door!

6)      Smart Home

Smart home technology isn’t going anywhere – you’ve probably seen the adverts for Amazon’s Alexa even if you don’t have one already.

Having a smart home will allow you more control over essentials such as a lighting and thermostats, as well as increasing your security with doorbell cameras.

7)      New Windows

Double, or even triple, glazing is a must have for any UK home. Not only will it save your energy bills, but you’ll be able to keep nice and warm in those winter months.

Find out which windows are right for you, and ensure that you keep that much needed heat inside where it belongs!

What essential renovations are you planning for your home? Tell us all about them in the comments below!

Karl Young

Part-time daddy and lifestyle blogger. Father of 2 boys under 2. Golfer, scare-fan, tea-lover, traveller, squash and poker player. I write on the @HuffPostUK http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/karl-young/

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