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We help bring together the very best tips and tricks we can get our hands on to help you make the right decisions when it comes to remodeling your home, or just wanting to keep your property beautifully maintained on a day to day basis.
And just to get you started, here’s something we thought you’d find helpful…
Okay, so you’ve got a garage. Well done! You made a wise choice when you bought your house. The only problem is that now it looks nothing like a garage!! When was the last time you fit a car in there? You see what tends to happen, is that all of a sudden our garage becomes a room, not for our car but for storing every piece of junk we have lying around.
So…it’s time to have a clear out! Here are some great tips to help you clean out your garage like an industrial cleaner!
If you’re looking for further tips to help inspire you and motivate you to pick up that brush and get working, then check out Bobvila’s site here.
Every now and again we take a step back, look at our kitchen and think…this looks a bit shoddy! Something needs to be done! So the next step is to consider your options. Are you looking for a complete refurbishment or just need to update parts of the kitchen? Maybe something just needs a new paint job? For instance, you might just need to resurface your kitchen cabinets?
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Because of the current economic climate many people are finding that moving house isn’t an option any more simply because it’s too expensive and of the economic uncertainty. But you’ll be pleased to know that there are other options.
As the size of our family grows, so too does our requirement for space. For some of us it may not even be down to the increased size of our family but our simple desire for extra space. Usually this comes about because of the never ending stream of purchases and odd bits and pieces that eventually take up all of the available space leading to us feeling cramped and claustrophobic.
That leaves us with a couple of options if moving house is out of the question. The first option, and perhaps the easiest, is to have a tidy up. If you decided to spend one weekend going through all of your belongings and clearing out all of the unnecessary junk you’ll be surprised at how much space you can create.
If on the other hand, you’ve already had a tidy up, and decided that regardless of the amount of stuff you have you would like to extend the size of your house, then the most obvious option here is to build a home extension. This opens up a whole host of options! Whether you want a beautiful period or modular home extension, you’ll be spoiled for choice!
If you’ve decided to go down this route, then you might begin to wonder which part of the house you would like to extend. This will require some discussion. Around the kitchen table is a good way to bounce some ideas off of each other.
The reason for this, is because mums would probably prefer extending the kitchen while the dads might want a new study. One of the most common Extensions is a kitchen extension which might include a complete refurbishment job to modernise the kitchen and expand the dining area. This is worth considering because the kitchen area can actually be one of the most commonly used rooms in the house and is actually a great place to socialise and bring the family together.
If you were considering a simple extension out the back of your house, then it would be worth considering either a verandah or some sort of alfresco design. Verandahs provide you with a beautiful outdoor space which will supply both shade and some fresh outdoor air! You can see an example of a verandah built for a Melbourne property here.
Another option is to convert your loft and this is another very popular option that is common in many households. If you happened to have had a new introduction to the family, You’ll probably want to create a new bedroom and the loft is a fantastic space that you can utilise to convert into a much-needed bedroom.
If you are on a tighter budget, then it might be worth considering a garage conversion. The reason for this, is that garages provide a good amount of space and as well as this, the cost of a conversion to extend your house, is actually a far cheaper option in comparison to either a loft extension or a kitchen refurbishment.
So there you have it, a wide range of choices for you to make. I hope you found this insightful and informative and I hope this will help you consider the available options to extend your home.
Your final decision will depend on the required amount of space you would like to add, the functionality, and the overall budget you have available to you.
It’s always advisable to seek the advice of a local builder, particularly if you have no building experience yourself. If you decide to employee the skills of a local building company, it is worth taking your time to investigate reviews about the company before taking them on-board. This will help you avoid stresses further down the line.