When most people think about how to improve their home, they opt for the obvious. These are usually aesthetic changes that are only going to affect how the house looks. This might seem like a good enough reason to spend some cash. But, if you have some extra money in the bank for home improvements we recommend making the changes that are really going to make your life better.
We’re talking about ways to save money, protect your home and make it a more comfortable place to live. Here are a few of the options available to you that we would certainly recommend.
Replacing Your Boiler
This isn’t a necessary change for everyone, but it is something you need to look into. You should check if your boiler is in dire need of a repair. Call in an inspector to do this for you. There are signs that your boiler does need to be replaced. One of the big ones is that you are spending a fortune heating your home. If that’s the case, then you would certainly benefit from a new one. You’ll be able to heat your home better for less of a cost than you are already paying. If that’s not a beneficial housing improvement, we don’t know what is.
Reducing The Effects Of Flooding
If you live in a place where the rain falls heavy, you know how it feels to look outside and see your front drive is now a lake. It can be a pain at the least and a threat to your property at the worst. If your driveway is flooding the water can easily get into your garage or damage the foundations of your home. It’s a nightmare. So, if this sounds familiar and you’re thinking about an improvement a permeable pavement might be the solution. Permeable pavers lay the material underneath, out of sight. But, it allows any water to soak right through reducing the risk of flooding and any damage to your property.
Did you know most homeowners hardly ever venture into the attic. They will stay away from it, except to store objects and items that don’t fit anywhere else in the house. That’s why it is the number one place in the home that usually falls into a state of disrepair. You should go into your own attic and have a look at the state of it. If you’ve been hit by some bad storms, we imagine it needs some TLC. A big warning sign is if there is any natural light seeping through. This means there has been severe damage to your roof, and it needs to be fixed. Of course, while you’re up there you could consider a complete attic conversion. You can turn it into another room. This is one of the biggest ways you can add value to your home.
We hope you have taken this advice on board. Stop thinking about little changes and start thinking about what could have an impact on your home and your life.