A Few Great Ideas To Improve The Look And Feel Of Your Home
There are many different things that can be done to improve how your home both looks and feels, so much so that we’ve decided to write helpful article packed to the rafters with handy tips and tricks to energise your property. From painting your home and adding cladding to changing the entire structure of the roof and replacing your doors and windows can make a huge difference.
Should You Change The Exterior Of Your Home?
This is probably the question that you are asking yourself right now and only you know what the answer is. Older homes are very charming and have a lot of character that is sometimes scarce in homes that were mass-built after the war. However, this can sometimes be off-putting to potential home buyers. So, you have definitely come to the right place if you’re looking for ideas to re-vamp your post-war property. Although, newer homes aren’t the only ones that may need a makeover. Shoddy workmanship, exterior finishes, and unsuited features can also ruin an older house; you may need to replace or simply repair what already exists. As an example, replacing the tiles that are on the front of your home is needed when the old wooden pegs or mortar used to secure them have failed and the tiles need a more secure replacement (usually a screw or double-nailing).
Add An Extension
To make a real change, we recommend considering the overall proportions of the building itself. If you want to do this, an extension is a great way to go and can create a more pleasing symmetry, balance and can be used to replace poorly designed extensions added by previous owners. Planning permission may be needed, but it may even be an idea to add a second level to a bungalow, turning it into a stunning house or to replace a flat roof. We recommend checking with your local authority in the event that you want to add an extension to your home, to ensure that you have the correct planning permission in place.
Install New Windows
Windows are the eyes of your home, and changing them can alter the entire personality of your property, especially if they are changed alongside an overall re-design scheme. There are many different types of windows available, such as period windows, box sash, traditional casement, stormproof, modern locking, and friction stay. All windows that we supply comply with the current Building Regulations; traditional windows with modern fittings can really help to improve the aesthetics of your home.
Change Your Front Door!
Wooden doors can really change the look and feel of your home and provide a wide range of benefits to your property. Some of the main benefits of wooden doors include:
- Very Durable – If it’s durability and longevity that you are after, wooden doors are some of the best that you can choose. They last a very long time and can be easily repaired, even if there is structural damage to the door itself. With wooden doors, serious damage does not have to mean a full replacement.
- Environmentally-Friendly – As well as being known for their durability, they are great for the environment as wood is sustainable; it stores carbon and releases oxygen and helps to reverse the carbon footprint. The natural materials can be used again and again, and even be upcycled, recycled or turned into a wide range of objects (Such as a cool table!).
- Great Insulation – Timber is a natural insulator, meaning that you can save a lot on energy bills if you install a new wooden door.
A Great Door Is A Win-Win
A professionally treated and stained door can give your house a really luxurious look and can add value to the property too; curb appeal is a very important thing to anyone who wants to sell their home. It also doesn’t even matter if you have a classic or modern home, timber doors fit absolutely any style of property. If you install wooden doors at the front and back of your property, you have an attractive exterior that helps to protect from the normal British weather (Rain, rain, rain!).
There Are A Lot Of Other Things, Too!
There are many other things that you can do to improve the look and feel of your home, including:
- Convert your garage.
- Re-design and landscape your garden.
- Give your driveway a makeover.
- Add a porch.
- Replace Your Roof.
We hope that this article has given you some great ideas to improve how your home looks and feels! If you are in need of an expert team to install your new windows and doors, please feel free to give us a call.