You Don’t Have to Settle for the Current State of the Home You’ve Moved Into

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The house hunting process can prove tiring and frustrating for even the most determined and patient amongst us. There are so many properties out there, but only a tiny percentage are going to tick the majority of the boxes you have on the checklist of your wants, needs, and preferences. When it comes down to it, your perfect dream house probably doesn’t actually even exist and the only way that you’re going to move straight into it is if you have it built from scratch yourself. But, of course, this would be an extremely costly and time consuming process. In fact, building your own property tends to remain within the realm of homeowners who already have somewhere comfortable and affordable to live during the home design and construction processes, and who has a whole lot of money to spare. The good news is that you don’t necessarily have to settle for the current state of any given property you’re moving into unless it’s privately rented and the landlord is strictly against you making any modifications to the space. If you own the property or the landlord is open to you making changes, you have a great window of opportunity. You can truly make the place your own! Here are just a few different renovations and alterations that you might like to consider!

A Garage

One of the first things many homeowners look for when they purchase a home is a secure parking space. If you have a car, this is an extremely valuable asset and you’re going to want to protect it all costs. Having a secure parking space also ensures that you always have somewhere to pull up and park for the night, and can also save you some serious money on your insurance premium. A garage can provide you with this, as well as serving as a little extra storage space!


Natural light is also an extremely important factor in any property. If you don’t have many windows in a given space, the windows are small, or the windows are blocked by other buildings outside, you aren’t going to get much light in your home. This isn’t only aesthetically problematic, but it can have a negative impact on your overall health and wellbeing too. Natural light regulates our circadian rhythms and if you don’t get enough of it, you could develop irregular sleep patterns or have trouble trying to get to sleep at night. Windows are really a factor of a property that you consider permanent. But they don’t have to be. You could have new, larger windows fitted or more average sized ones put in. You could also consider having your back door replaced with window to floor glass sliding doors or French doors. If you experience any problems along the way, specialists in glass repair will be able to put wrongs to right quickly.

A Conservatory

Conservatories are a glass room that can be added to your property. Generally speaking, people will have them leading from a kitchen or living space to the backyard. This helps to create a seamless transition between the interiors and exteriors of your property. You can place furniture in this space, creating a room that protects you from the elements and keeps you warm but also allows you to bask in the outdoors. If you do decide to have a conservatory built into your home, you should remember to make sure that double glazed, reinforced glass is used throughout. As we are all aware from the information above, glass is a poor insulator and a whole room of single pane glass could cause major loss of heat and energy in your home. Double glazing helps to conserve this energy!

En Suites

If you live alone or simply with a partner, chances are that you won’t necessarily need an en suite. However, if you and the person you live with have to get ready at the same time in the morning, or if you are running a larger family home, you may find that an en suite is the perfect addition to your property. Sharing one, large bathroom can be problematic. You can find yourself having to wait on others and it may also be located a little way away from the room you get dressed and ready in. Having an en suite means that you don’t have to wait for anybody and you can walk straight out of the shower into your towel and into your getting ready space.

A Loft Conversion

If you find a seemingly perfect property, but it’s one room short, don’t worry too much. You can always make an extra room out of the building’s loft space. Sure, loft space can be useful in and of itself. You can use it to store away sentimental belongings that you don’t want to let go of, but don’t have space for within your living space. You can also use it to store away items that are only brought out occasionally, like festive decorations or extra seating for when you are hosting meals or events. Instead, you can use this relatively disused space to its full potential by making an entire room out of it. This, of course, is going to be an extensive project and you are definitely going to have to call the professionals in to make the space liveable. But at the end of the day, it should be worth the hard work, time, and money that will inevitably need to be invested into it. Consider extra additions to this space throughout the design and construction process. You might want skylights fitted in order to flood the space with natural light, and you might like some sort of plumbing taken up to the space so that the room can have an ensuite too!

As you can see, there are plenty of different changes that you can make to a property to ensure that it really does suit all of your needs and preferences! Just make sure that you definitely have permission to carry out work before going ahead with your projects!


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