Sunday, July 18, 2021

What to consider when renovating your home

When you have decided to renovate your home, there are some things that you need to consider first. By considering these before you start your renovations, you will be ensuring that your home can suit your needs and that you and your family can have a great quality of life within your house. Then, here are some of the considerations that you need to think about before you get stuck into your renovations.

1. Pets

Pets are often a huge part of your life, and if you are planning to renovate your home, you need to make sure that it is still suitable for them. This could even be the perfect time to make your home more pet-friendly. For instance, one of the best renovations that you can make to your home when you have pets is installing a dog sensor for sliding glass door. This will allow your animal to have more freedom around your home, can keep them safe, and can even allow you to bring an end to some of the most common behavioral issues for pets, such as barking, chewing, and scratching. 

2. Natural Light

When people renovate their homes, they often make changes without considering the impact that these will have on the natural light that pours into their property. Then, you should make sure that none of the renovations that you are making affect the natural light that enters your home. For instance, you should make sure that trees and bushes do not throw your home into the shade and that you do not place furniture in places that prevent light from filling your main living spaces. Instead, you should consider renovations that allow more light to reach your home, such as installing larger windows.

3. Durability 

However, to prevent you from conducting home renovations every couple of years, you should ensure that the improvements you are making are durable and hard-wearing. For instance, you should choose furniture that is made from sturdy woods and metals and ensure that you choose wooden or tiled flooring over carpets, which can easily become threadbare before long. This will ensure that your home can look brand new even in ten years. 

4. Cleaning and Organization

If you are extremely houseproud, you also need to make sure that your home will still be easy to clean and to keep organized after your renovations have been completed. For instance, you should make sure that you have installed ample storage solutions and that you consider minimizing the amount of non-removable fabrics and soft furnishings in your home, as these can easily pick up dirt and smells and can be difficult to get clean again. 

5. The Layout

Before you conduct any renovations, though, you need to think about the layout of your home. You need to ensure that this layout is spacious and that it is easy to move around your rooms without knocking into furniture or ornaments. You should also ensure that your layout creates a sense of cohesion between your rooms. 


This post was written with the Life According to Steph audience in mind by human and pet mama and freelance writer Maggie Hammond

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