With the rise of Pinterest, Instagram and TikTok came the surge of interest in interior design, home renovations and the latest trends to follow. And while many of us don’t really need an excuse to spruce up our homes, there are a host of benefits that come hand in hand with a redecorating or home renovation.
If you’re still on the fence or you’re trying to convince someone who is, here are the top 4 benefits that come with freshening your décor.
It can save you money
We know, you’re probably dubious at this point – but generally speaking it’s said that if you buy cheap, you’ll buy twice. If painting your house feels a little like the Forth Road Bridge, then it’s likely down to using lower quality paint that simply doesn’t have the durability to last through the wear and tear that comes from a busy home.
Similarly, if you find that you’re having to put down new carpets on a fairly regular basis because they’re wearing through, matting or being flattened, then spending a little more on good quality carpet and flooring will pay off in the long run.
While buying a higher quality paint will cost more in the short term, if you have a professional decorator to apply it for you then it should last much longer and ultimately save you money in the future.
It could help reduces bill
If you’re looking to make bigger changes to your home, then it could really help to bring down the cost of your bills. There’s no denying the impact that fluctuating and unstable energy prices have had on the general population’s utility bills, so making some ‘green’ improvements could reduce the cost overall.
Whether it’s by installing more energy efficient doors and windows, or by ensuring that your home is properly insulated, these upgrades could have a significant impact. If these kinds of changes are still a step too far for you, then you might consider redecorating and upgrading your appliances. Essentially, any changes that will help you to use less electricity, less heating or even less air conditioning can be worth the effort and help to reduce your ultilities.
The value of your home could increase
When it comes to resale values, renovating is a long-term investment that will increase its value on the market. The fact is that an outdated home is likely to diminish in value – whether it’s from its physical look being outdated and old fashioned, or parts of the home’s system showing wear and tear. As such, regular home maintenance, repair and redecorating helps to maintain and increase the value of your home.
It doesn’t even have to be a huge renovation – just sprucing up a bathroom or your kitchen, or having the bigger rooms in your home repainted or wallpapered can add value to your home. And even if you’re not planning on selling up anytime soon, it’s certainly a useful piece of information to have stored away.
It might even improve your quality of life
In an ideal world, your home should be your ‘safe space’ where you can relax, unwind and enjoy yourself – whether with friends, family or whoever you live with, or if you live alone. But if your home has lots of aspects that you’re not happy with or want to change, then it can sometimes feel unsettling or like it’s not really your home. And worse still, some people can end up feeling stressed and upset if their home feels like somewhere they can’t fully relax.
If you’re living in a space that’s cramped, cluttered, or painted the wrong colour for your tastes, then it’s likely to be a thought that niggles away at you until you get around to redecorating and putting your touch on the place. Ultimately, renovating or redecorating your home so that it’s somewhere that you feel happy and comfortable is key, and can lead to a less stressful and unhappy home environment.
There are a multitude of reasons to go ahead and revamp your interior style, but we feel that these are the key ‘positives’ that you should bear in mind. If you’re ready to take the next step and get renovating, give our experienced professionals a call and see how we can help!