Grand Home Revamp
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Sensible ways to spend some money on your home revamp.
Have you been sitting on a vague idea for a home fix-up for months now? Have you been saving, planning, and dreaming of that one big project for your Grand Home Revamp?
Now that the new year has started, tax season is over and school supplies are bought, you might realize you have a small pile of Rands left over to invest in your home.
Maybe you can’t decide where exactly you want to spend your cash?
Relax – we’ve got plenty of home revamp ideas!
If you’ve committed and saved for this project, let’s go big together.
As lovely as a new coat of paint or a couple of feature plants for your garden can be, that just isn’t the scale of project we’re looking at right now. We want it GRAND!
You can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs, and you can’t do a building project without a bit of dust and noise. Warn the neighbours and let’s get hammering!
Start from the bottom.
When last did you pay any attention to the ground under your feet?
Why not invest in your home and upgrade your underfoot areas?
The choice is yours:
What about an updated outdoor entertainment area?
A fresh flooring solution can really upscale the style of your braai area. You can also totally revamp the space around your pool with modern stone slabs, or even wooden decking, to replace the buckling brick that everyone keeps tripping over.
With options from traditional brick paving, larger paving stones and slabs, and even maintenance-free ceramic tiles that resemble wood decking, the design options are never-ending. And your new outdoor surfaces can be renovated to perfectly fit the mood and style of your home.
For a full list of our most trusted suppliers, visit the links below.
Take the party inside.
If you want to do something indoors, because let’s be honest, that’s where most of us spend our winters in any case, why not reimagine your kitchen with a fresh tile job?
Another option is to spruce up your living room with a modern high-tech flooring solution like the extremely eco-friendly laminate or vinyl tile options.
These are easy to clean, hypoallergenic and spill-resistant. Perfect for your two and four-legged kids.
Winter tip: Consider installing underfloor heating while you are dealing with the disruption of having your floors done.
If the idea of new floors or outdoor spaces doesn’t really ring your bell, we have more ideas for your Grand Home Revamp project.
Fire it up!
To continue the cosy winter vibe’s theme, let’s look into fireplaces to really make your living spaces heavenly winter retreats.
Many fireplaces can be installed without the need for major structural changes to your house and can greatly improve the energy efficiency of your household by cutting down on your heating costs.
Nothing beats a crackling fire when it comes to creating an inviting, warm and restful mood at the end of a long, grey winter’s day.
A professionally installed modern fireplace can also increase the resale value of your home.
Fireplaces are not necessarily extremely expensive to install or operate and offer a wonderful solution for creating winter warmth without the hassle of remembering to switch on your wall heaters or buy gas for your smelly gas heater.
A further sensible option to spend your money on is to upgrade your windows and sliding doors. We are not just referring to how they look but also to the various modern design options available that increase security and energy efficiency. Aluminium doors and window frames offer low maintenance and high-security solutions for your home.
A home with enough large windows letting in ample natural light has a different feel than a place with poor lighting and minimal ventilation. But large windows and glass doors come at a cost. On average around 30% of energy loss in a home occurs through windows and doors.
Look into double glazing.
This is a definite investment, as it cuts down on both heating costs in the winter and cooling costs in the summer.
Double glazing also dramatically reduces noise pollution in your home and due to its inherent design, it’s a safer type of glass. It not only prevents you or a loved one from accidentally injuring yourself with a broken window but also provides much more security than standard windowpane glass.
If you want to upgrade your home in this way, speak to our trusted service providers listed at the link below.
For a full explanation of the benefits of upgrading your windows to double glazed glass, find a supplier here.
Not flashy, but sensible.
These Grand Home Revamp projects might not seem so grand at first glance: floors, paving, fireplaces and windows. These don’t really come across as exciting as building a sauna or re-doing a whole bathroom. But by investing your hard-earned cash back into your home in the form of long-lasting improvement projects, we promise – in the “grand” scheme of things, you’ll be happy with the results.