The housing market is not the only market booming this year; the home renovation industry has also seen a 9% increase in 2021. Home improvement activities are on the rise brought about by a tight supply of houses, desire to upgrade homes, and plans to initiate deferred projects. For people who bought older homes, updating a structure is an affordable option. So here are a few important renovation projects that will improve your comfort at home.
Touch Up Your Roof
One of the major considerations to look at when renovating your home is financing. Whether you’re using your savings, borrowing on credit, or are thinking of refinancing your loan, it is essential to look at the interest rates to see if you can afford it. Shopping around for the best rates and comparing them can help you make the right financial decision. With financing settled, it is time to look at renovating ideas that can enhance your wellbeing at home.
Check your roof to see if it needs fixing. Remember that your roof protects your interior. Hence, if it is in a good condition, your roof can act as a barrier against the elements including snow, rain, hail, ice, and debris. A deteriorating roof is an invitation for moisture and leaks that will, in turn, result in other problems such as high humidity, mold, and mildew. Excessive moisture in the air is unpleasant because the ideal humidity for comfort must be between 30-40%. At this level, there will be no condensation on windows and you’ll feel warm and at ease in winter. Thus, it is critical to maintain your roof by checking and replacing broken shingles, cleaning gutters and spouts regularly, and removing moss and mold. Get a roof inspection done to see if your roof is up to standards. If needed, replace your roof. It will not only improve the aesthetics of your home and increase your comfort through energy-efficient roofing technology, but also adds to the appraisal value of your dwelling by about $17,000 recouping around 60.7% of your investment cost according to the 2021 Cost Vs. Value Report.
Improve Interior Lighting
Light is one of the most important elements in the design of your home. Apart from its functionality, it creates unique and cozy spaces, improves perceptions, and affects your mental well-being. Study the placement and types of light that are inside your home. Check the availability of natural light to see if a room can be improved. For example, you might want to add extra lights in a dim corridor. Trim the trees and shrubs that may affect the entry of sunlight in your home.
If it’s not possible to add a window, there are several ways to enhance lighting in dark spaces. For example, put light rugs on the floor, ditch the blinds and heavy curtains, and use mirrors. You can also tap the radiance of shimmery items such as mirrors, acrylic accents, or translucent furniture. Painting a room and ceilings in light hues also brightens spaces. Animate a room by using light wood flooring.
Indeed, there are many things that you can do to improve the look and comfort of your home. Upgrading your roof for energy-efficiency and enhancing interior lighting can boost comfort levels and even increase the appraisal value of your abode.