In the wake of the pandemic, many people across the country and around the world have rushed to sell their property and move home. The US housing market has been chaotic as a result. But moving is not necessary. There are so many ways to give your home a new look and to give it an upgrade.
Think Big About A Redesign
Ask yourself what you would do with your property if time and money were no object. Calculate the amount of money that buying a new home in today’s market would cost and how much you could save with a redesign. Approach each room with a fresh eye to think about what changes you would like to make. Factor in your exterior by thinking about new windows, doors or additions.
Talk To The Experts
Ask your friends and family to recommend contractors to undertake work on your home. Find an interior designer that you can work with to bring your vision to life. Plan for your first meeting by making a budget, a timetable and some initial thoughts. Prepare for a conversation that goes into your personality and the kind of look you want. Remember that a good residential interior design expert will have a style of their own but will want direction. Give them as much information as you can beforehand to keep things on the right track.
Get Ready For The Weather
Look at your property and think carefully about the kind of extreme weather that the country has faced over the last twelve months. Identify areas that need work and talk to contractors about what can be done. Shore up your roof with new tiling and replace any old guttering to account for heavy rainfall. Insulate your pipes to prepare for sudden freezes as we saw in Texas in February. Replace any single-glazing windows with double glazing. Look for parts of your home that could benefit from an insulation upgrade: attics, basements and exterior-facing walls.
Don’t Forget Your Green Space
Look at how you are currently using your yard and outdoor area and identify wasted or unused space. Add a deck area to give you more relaxation space as well as somewhere you could entertain guests. Plant seasonal wildlife to ensure that your garden has a fresh look all year round. Ask yourself what kind of vegetables and fruit you enjoy and plant up a bed with seeds. Involve your children by adding a bird table or water feature to attract local wildlife.