Reasons for Home Renovations Auckland
There are many different reasons for undertaking home renovations Auckland. Maybe you love your current home, but changing circumstances means you can change things up a bit? Perhaps your current property just isn’t working for you, but you love the area and don’t want to move?
Or perhaps you can’t afford to move in Auckland’s current high price property market and need to make your current property suit you better.
Whatever the reason, high-quality renovations can be a good alternative to moving or building from scratch. Renovations allow you to truly create a house that works for you and suits your style. However, it is important as with any building project that your home renovations are done professionally, safely and sympathetically to the existing property.
You can carry out renovations to any part of your house, but some renovation types are particularly popular.
Kitchen renovations: one of the most popular rooms for renovating. Updating your kitchen not only gives the room a new lease of life, it can also add plenty of value to your property should you come to sell. Kitchen renovations can be tricky to get right though, so need careful planning.
Bathroom renovations: this is also one of the most popular rooms for renovating. Updating your bathroom not only gives the room a new lease of life, it can also add plenty of value to your property should you come to sell.
Loft and garage conversions: these two areas of the house are often overlooked when it comes to renovation opportunities. However, they are good areas to look at especially if you want to create extra rooms but can’t extend. From home offices to extra bedrooms to teenage hangouts or man caves, anything can be created.
Internal remodelling: if the flow of your house doesn’t quite work then a little internal remodelling could be the answer. Clever renovations can open up your property to create better-connected living areas or an ensuite bathroom. A move to more open plan living can really change the look and feel of an older home. Remember to consider structural issues if you are thinking about knocking down walls.
House extensions: if you are running out of space, a house extension is a great way to add a room or two. Add one storey or two for extra living and bedroom space, or increase value by adding a garage or more storage space.
Outdoor renovations: while you are planning renovations consider your section too. A stylish wooden deck can improve your indoor-outdoor flow and add value by giving outdoor entertaining options.
Don’t forget basic renovations either. Not every job has to completely change a room or the layout of your home. Simple renovations like re-cladding, re-doing windows and doors or adding insulation can all add value to your property as well as improving your living conditions.
How to get the best from your home renovations Auckland
If you are planning home renovations no matter how big or small, it is important to get things right to get the best result from the work. Renovations can be just as complex as a new build so you need to plan just as carefully. Here are three key things to do before embarking on any home renovations.
Gather your ideas together
Before you start with your renovations, sit down and get your ideas together. Have a look through design magazines or renovation galleries on the internet, talk to family members and think about what you want to achieve in terms of form and function. When you are planning your renovations, you should also consider the future. If you plan to stay think about how the remodelling will work if your lifestyle changes. If you think you might sell in the future, make sure that as well as working for you, your renovations will add value. Very personal changes and impractical changes can make your property less appealing to buyers.
Work out a budget:
While it would be nice to create whatever dream renovation you have in mind, you are likely to be limited by budget. Work out how much you can reasonably afford without putting too much strain on your finances and remember to factor in a contingency fund in case things don’t quite go to plan.
Once you have figured out your budget, you might need to think about which areas you are willing to compromise on during your renovations. For example, are you willing to make an extension slightly smaller, or to use lower budget fittings and fixtures to reduce costs?
Talk to an Auckland professional
Before you start any work, talk to the professionals at Build Right Contractors and discuss your ideas.
Our professional builders can assess your current home and advise on the best way to adapt your house to your requirements and plans. We can also ensure that the work will retain the integrity and structural soundness of your property and be in keeping with your existing build.
Our team will also be able to give you an idea of how long the work might take. This will help you to plan whether you will need to make other living arrangements or whether you can have the work done around you.
Once your plans are in place, we can also project manage the build for you to make the whole process stress-free.
Talk to Build Right Contractors today; we can help you take the necessary steps to make your renovation project a success.