Essential Home Upgrades for Everyone

Everybody wants a nicer home, one that feels cosier and incredibly welcoming. The thing is, even if you have the budget, it’s tough to pick between the numerous options available to homeowners.

If you’re struggling to choose between a kitchen remodel or renovating your garage, you’re not alone! What you need is a simple guide that makes adding value to your home, financially and practically, a piece of cake.

The good news is that you’ve come to the right place. Below, you’ll find four of the best home upgrades for everyone, regardless of the property. Just read on to transform your house and your lifestyle!

Extend The Kitchen

Forget about the remodel because it will only lose its shine after a couple of years and you’ll end up back at square one. Instead, you should focus on extending the kitchen to make it bigger and incorporate a wow factor. With extra living and storage space, you’ll be less cramped, which will boost your mood, and you’ll also have more equity in your home – the potential value is 15%. If you think that you can’t extend because you don’t have the square footage, just remember that a side extension is a perfect compromise.

Spruce Up Your Home’s Kerb Appeal

A fresh exterior could result in 10% value added to your home’s listing if you sell, which isn’t bad considering it only takes a bit of gardening a new coat of paint. Plus, the mental health benefits of cutting the lawn and trimming the hedges is pretty powerful, as you may well know after the Coronavirus pandemic! Even if your garden is small, you can make it appear bigger by clearing away the clutter and decorating with furniture and bursts of colour.

Apply For Planning Permission
The incredible thing about applying for planning permission is that you don’t have to do anything with it. When you secure it, you can use it as a USP if you ever decide to sell and add a cool 10% profit to the listing. Of course, the world is your oyster once your local authority permits you to build, and you can use it to extend your property or erect in your garden. Of course, not every plan requires permission from the council, so you should check before committing to the lengthy process.

New Fireplace
Okay, we’re a little biased when it comes to a new fire or new fireplace. However, we do have the stats to back it up. For example, you can save up to 30% on energy and fuel bills with a log or wood burner. Considering that energy companies regularly increase their prices, it’s well worth the investment, especially when a fireplace will last decades when maintained correctly.

Also, let’s be real – nothing beats the ambience of a roaring fire! Whether it’s cosying up to it in the winter or taking the chill out of the air in summer, the crackling of wood or coal is a sound everyone loves.

The Fireplace Warehouse
The Fireplace Warehouse offer some amazing products, you also get a comprehensive warranty when you shop with us.We stock a huge collection of traditional gas fires and electric fires as well as more contemporary designs, such as hole-in-the-wall models.

You can check the energy rating of any of our fires, making it easier than ever to save money on your energy bills, enjoy more effective heating and reduce your home’s impact on the environment. If you want a more rustic feel in your home, our range of wood burning stoves might be just what you’re looking for.

Available at a variety of price points and in many different styles and sizes, our wood burning stoves are extremely popular.So don’t delay – call us today or visit one of our showrooms!