What’s the difference between a good and bad home improvement? For me, a good home improvement is smart because it helps provide your home with something it was lacking. This could be in a practical or aesthetic sense, depending on which you deem the most important.
Staying on this topic, I’d like to unveil my picks for the smartest home improvements you can make this year. Some are aimed at making your home design look a lot better, while others are purely practical. Check them out and don’t be afraid to try them!
Get a gorgeous modern kitchen this year. Source
Reinventing Your Kitchen
Kitchen renovations are probably my favourite type of renovation as there are just so many potential things to do. This year, you should improve your home by taking an old kitchen area and turning it into something super modern and smart. I’m talking about underfloor heating in the tiles, a fully electric oven and hob, a smart fridge, space-saving storage ideas, and a whole lot more. By making your kitchen as futuristic as possible, you make it easier to use and more visually appealing as well.
Installing A New Boiler
Installing a boiler doesn’t seem like the most fun home improvement project, but it just might be the most practical. There’s no real aesthetic value to this unless your boiler isn’t hidden away, in which case it will be less of an eye-sore than your old one! With modern boiler installation, you get something that’s more efficient and can save loads of energy in your home. Not only that, but a lot of modern boilers no longer require cold water tanks in the loft. This means you can potentially free up space in your roof to finally convert your loft into a new room! Plus, as with all good home improvements, a new boiler will greatly increase the value of your property.
Converting Your Garage
Garages are slowly but surely fizzling out because nobody really uses them. If you have a driveway, then you rarely park your car in the garage anyway. It’s just inconvenient to wait for the door to open and close every morning and evening. Instead, take your garage and convert it into a new room for your home. This could be an office, a play area for kids, a library, or maybe even a garden workshop. The choice is yours, and this is a very smart home improvement as it adds space to your home.
Reap the rewards of going solar. Credit
Getting Solar Panels
While some will argue that solar panels are hideous, I think they’re worth the money thanks to their practicality. Listen, it’s 2018, and we should all be doing as much as we can to look after the environment. This starts with our homes, and solar panels can help you use up even less energy. By harnessing the power of the sun, you can store and use electricity that’s clean and green. Oh, and who can forget you can sell green electricity back to the national grid for extra cash!
These are my four favourite home improvement ideas to kickstart your 2018. Why don’t you give one of them a try this year? Or, if you’ve got money to spend, try them all and see the amazing benefits.