Looking for an Excuse to Renovate? Here are Four of Them

Looking for an Excuse to Renovate? Here are Four of Them

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Who wouldn’t love to have a spectacular home with lots of useful new features, smart devices and an updated aesthetic? One of the only issues holding us back is the cost of a renovation and unless you’re incredibly wealthy, a renovation is often a very expensive and very time-consuming prospect.

That’s why many people decide to look for a reason to renovate. Whether it’s because they’ve got some savings to help repair their home or because they want to prepare for the arrival of a newborn, there are usually some excellent times to decide to renovate. However, what if you simply just want an excuse to renovate? A small reason to renovate a part of your home or an excuse to spend a little more of your savings on upgrading your property.

To help you out, we’re going to give you four of the top excuses to renovate your home.

You deserve a bit more comfort around the house

Who wouldn’t want a bit more comfort around the home? Whether it’s upgrading your living room, adding spa-like features to a bathroom or transforming a guest bedroom into a study for your personal needs, there are plenty of ways to renovate your home for more comfort. You deserve to have more comfort in your own home and if it helps you unwind, combat stress and be more productive, it’s well worth the time.

You want to increase your home value

Increasing your home value is a great way to prepare your property for sale in the future. Things like adding a loft room, extending your home or upgrading your home exterior can be a fantastic way to improve your home value dramatically. Even if you’re not planning to sell your home anytime soon, the costs of renovation could go up in the future so it’s never a bad idea to plan ahead and get those renovations done as soon as possible.

You want to improve your home, not just fix it

Plenty of homeowners have reason to fix their home because of a safety issue. This could mean patching up your roof because of a leak or fixing a structural issue caused by adverse weather. However, instead of just fixing an issue, why not improve on it so that it doesn’t happen again in the future? Companies like Iron River Construction are fantastic for people that want to not just repair an issue with their home, but also improve it with a minor renovation.

You want to save money in the long run

Some renovations are designed to help you save a lot of money in the long run. This can be replacing your boiler with an up-to-date model that is more energy efficient, installing a smart home system to help control things like the temperature so that you’re not wasting energy and even renewing your insulation so that it provides better heat retention which can reduce your energy bills in the winter. Many of these renovations are inexpensive since they’ll eventually pay for themselves.


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).