No matter how hard you work to maintain your home, signs of wear and tear are inevitable at some point. While it can be easy to ignore these issues and save them for another day, being vigilant and proactive is the key to avoiding disastrous (and expensive) problems down the road.
Tending to your property when necessary allows you to keep your home safe, while also giving you a great excuse to undergo some renovations and refresh your house in the process. To preserve your home and avoid future headaches, here are some of the most common signs that your home needs a makeover.
Roofs are easy to neglect as they cannot easily be checked for damage. Instead, you have to climb a ladder and check them for yourself or hire a professional to do it.
Often by the time we realise there’s a problem with our roof, it’s too late. By the time leaking has been, substantial damage is already being done to our home. Make sure your roof is checked regularly and be on the lookout for the warning signs of rust and any denting.
We put our floors through a lot, so it makes sense that they’re often the first part of our homes to show signs of damage. Detached tiles, loose floorboards and stained carpets are hard to cover up and can make your home look rundown and in immediate need of a makeover.
On top of this, they can be a dangerous safety hazard, especially if you have kids in the house. Replacing your floors can be a great opportunity to refresh and modernise your house, especially if you’re considering putting it on the market.
Peeling or chipped paint is a common occurrence and is quick and easy to resolve. It also gives you a chance to try something new and repaint your walls a new colour and revamp the space. Just make sure you scrap the walls to even out the surface and remove the old paint to achieve the best results possible.
Plumbing problems are one of the most critical signs that your home needs urgent work done. Water damage, slow-draining pipes, low water pressure and bad smells are just some of the telltale signs that your house has plumbing problems that should be dealt with immediately.
Plumbing issues can be a common occurrence in older homes, and investing in a full-scale bathroom renovation can help save you from repeatedly having to deal with repairs and maintenance work.
Lack of Space
If your family is outgrowing your home, it may be time to renovate and extend the space. No one wants to feel cramped or claustrophobic in their own house, and expanding your home is a great way to give your family the space they need without the hassle of moving.
Just make sure you consult with a draftsman to ensure that your plans are within your council’s guidelines and can legally go ahead.
Outdated design features
Homes can become dated pretty quickly, especially ones with once “trendy” designs that didn’t stand the test of time. However, there are a number of ways you can modernise your home ranging from DIY projects to full-scale renovations. No matter your budget, there’s always something you can do to refresh your home and keep it looking at its best.
If design isn’t your thing, you can work with an experienced building designer to help you get the best results possible in your home makeover.
It’s no secret owning and maintaining a home is a lot of work. However, if you’re consistent and fix problems as soon as they arise, you’ll minimise stress and increase your chance of avoiding any major dramas. Just make sure to consult with the professionals when needed and stay on the lookout.