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7 Facts You Didn’t Know About Home Renovations

When looking into renovations it is important to remember that if not planned properly it can be a costly process. Therefore, it is important that you price everything up beforehand to prevent overspending. In this article, we will be providing you with 7 facts that you may not have known about home renovations.

Couple making plans to renovate old attic

Renovating Can Be Cheaper Than Buying And Selling

If you are looking for your dream home, it is sometimes easier to make changes to the home you are living in rather than changing to much. Though this may seem like a huge task, this could be a slightly more affordable option for you in the long. Whether it is knocking down the wall to make a kitchen diner or moving some of the internal walls around to make your home more open-plan this is oftentimes cheaper than buying and selling homes.

It Can Reduce The Cost Of Energy Bills In The Future

In addition, home renovations such as installing insulation can help to reduce the monthly cost of energy bills. Though this may seem like a large expense at first, you will find that you will make the money back within a year. Though this can take time, this can have a number of benefits and will ensure that you are financially stable throughout 2020.

Roofing Can Raise Property Value Of The Home

If you are planning on placing translucent roofing sheets on your home, it may be beneficial to raise the value of your home. This is because it will prevent leakages in the home and will also prevent the damage to the materials on the roof of the home. These roofing sheets are simple to install and can aid in drainage over time. This is ideal for both the snow and the rain. In addition, this extra layer of protection it can also help to keep the warm air in your home, aiding you in lowering the cost of your monthly energy bills.

It Can Prevent Damage To The Home

Preventing damage to the home is crucial, particularly if you are living in a home that is dated. Therefore, making renovations such as an extension to the loft or back of the home will help to not only expand it to suit your needs, it will also aid you in detecting common issues such as damp and wood rot.

Recycling Materials Can Cost More In The Long Term

Though it may seem tempting to recycle materials, this may end up costing more in the long term. Therefore, investing in a majority of brand-new materials with some recycled will help to balance out the costs whilst ensuring that you have the finalised look you want. If you are not completing the work yourself, then it is important to set them a budget as this will prevent you from overspending in the long term.

Hiring One Person Is Better Than Hiring Multiple

Though it may seem tempting to hire a number of people, it is better to hire just one. They can oversee the renovations and take the pressure off of your shoulders. Whether it is organising the electrician or ensuring the builder knows exactly what he needs to do, you may want to hire a manager.

Your Home Will Be Dusty For A Few Months After Renovation

The final thing you may not know when renovating your home is that there will be dust and debris for a couple of months after you have moved back in. This is because all the new interior walls are settling in and will leave behind dust and debris. Though this may take time to settle, it is important to ensure that there are no cracks forming in the walls as this could be a sign of larger problems.

With this in mind, it is important to ensure that you have everything you need to be organised before doing a renovation as this will lead to you have spent more money on this in the long term. Where will you start with your homrenovation?

Bryan Thomas
Bryan Thomas
Hello, I'm Bryan Thomas, a passionate advocate for sustainable living, emergency preparedness, and self-reliance. With over a decade of experience in homesteading and a background in environmental science, I aim to educate and inspire others to live a more sustainable and self-sufficient lifestyle.


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