No matter how much you might love your home, deep down you know that it could always be better. There is no such thing as a finished home, after all. But if you’ve decided to make home improvement your resolution for the new year, you’re going to want to settle on whether you’re making the improvements to boost your quality of life or the resale value of the property. Or are you?
Why not both? It’s perfectly possible to elevate the ambience and functionality of your home at the same time. With the right upgrades, not only can you enhance your living experience but also potentially increase the value of your property in case you want to sell it for an upgrade at some point in the near future.
Whether it’s updating the heating system or revamping your bathroom, there are several ways to make significant improvements without spending a fortune.
Update the Heating System
A well-functioning heating system is crucial for comfort, especially in the UK where the weather is unpredictable at best and the winters can be bitterly cold. If your radiators are showing signs of age or inefficiency, it might be time for an upgrade. Additionally, regular servicing of your boiler ensures it operates at peak performance, reducing the risk of breakdowns and costly repairs.
If it’s time to get a new boiler, meanwhile, (it’s recommended to replace your boiler at least every 10-15 years) then ensure you go for a more efficient combi boiler or, if you have the space and budget, maybe think about installing an air source heat pump?
Freshen Up the Bathroom
The bathroom is a key area of your home that can significantly benefit from a makeover. In fact, it’s the one room where trends can change incredibly fast, so you’ll probably find your bathroom feeling outdated even if it’s only a few years old. Thankfully, simple changes like updating the tiling, replacing fixtures, or renewing the caulk can transform the space more than you might think.
For a more comprehensive upgrade, however, consider visiting a bathroom showroom to explore more modern and stylish options that could work in your home. From new baths and showers to more exotic renovations like complete bathroom makeovers, you should come away with lots of ideas.
Invest in Smart Home Devices
Incorporating smart home devices can bring both convenience and energy efficiency and make your home feel like the home of the future. Smart thermostats are the obvious first step, as many energy providers offer them for free and they allow for precise control over your heating, potentially saving on energy bills.
Smart lighting systems and entertainment devices like smart TVs are the next logical step and can enhance the functionality and ambience of your living space. In fact, if you’re looking for an upgrade that will make your home more comfortable and more sellable, smartening it up is probably the most practical (and least disruptive) option!