UK home owners improving not moving.
With the housing market still static in the UK, more and more of us are choosing to invest in our homes rather than take our chances on the property ladder.
If you have a growing family or simply just need more space, you can increase the size of your home by building an extension or converting your loft into extra bedrooms or a playroom.
If you are thinking of extending your property the cheapest option is to build upwards and build on two floors rather than one. You will need planning permission to extend your home and professional building and architectural advice. You should budget for around £1,100 a square metre for a major renovation.
However finance experts have warned that investing great sums of your money into your existing home may not always pay off. Property values will only increase by so much and labour costs and materials are now high so you may not always get back what you put in.
But not all home improvement projects have to be expensive. De-cluttering your junk and investing in better storage will immediately free up some space and make rooms instantly bigger.
Better lighting will also give the illusion of more space. Installing made to measure roman blinds is an easy way to control the light in your room.
At www.directblinds.co.uk you will find a range of blinds available that will instantly change the look of your rooms by giving you more control over the lighting. A well-lit room gives the illusion of more space and blinds are less intrusive and cumbersome than curtains. Made to measure roller blinds are easy to use and install. They are incredibly practical and are available in a variety of colours, textures and patterns to complement your decor. Venetian blinds are a good choice if you want to easily adjust the amount of light entering the room and classic wooden blinds have the added bonus of providing extra insulation in winter as well as looking great.
At www.directblinds.co.uk we also offer the latest solar control blinds and energy saving blinds which will save you money on your energy bills, and a range of black out blinds for the bedroom and moisture-resistant and wipe-clean blinds for your kitchen or bathroom.