No house is perfect. After living in it for a while, there will always be things that you would like to alter. It might be as simple as hanging new wallpaper or as major as an extension.
Whether it is a change in circumstances, a growing family, or simply the need for a change, renovations are always on the cards.
But, when is the right time to do those renovations?
Funnily enough, right now could be the perfect time to get them underway.
After all, we are all spending a lot more time at home, there might be some holiday savings that you have squirrelled away, and you could be enjoying a newly renovated home in time for summer!
Then, read on to find out more about why now is the perfect time to renovate your home.
Spending More Time At Home
During April and May, New Zealanders spent a LOT more time at home than ever before. During those 8 weeks of social restrictions, you might have noticed some things about your home that you wanted to change.
Now that lockdown is over, many people are embracing a new way of living. You could potentially be working some (or all) days from a home office or simply continuing habits that keep you closer to home.
If you are working from home or spending more leisure time there, you might find that certain spaces need some modification. You may need to introduce a home office or a great entertaining area for all those home-based gatherings.
Renovating is the perfect solution, allowing you to enjoy your home in the way that you need. And there is no better time than now to make those modifications.
Spending the Holiday Budget
With overseas travel off the cards for a while, you might have some unexpected funds tucked away. So, why not invest that money into renovations?
You can’t make memories on the beaches of Hawaii or the peaks of Machu Picchu currently. But, you can make some great changes to improve your home.
Instead of being disappointed about your lack of travel plans for the year, get excited about the possibilities on your own doorstep… literally! Create an outdoor living space that you can enjoy time and time again. Or maybe a new kitchen is on the cards? Even an extension is possible.
Now is the perfect time to make the most of your unused holiday fund and invest it into your home!
Getting Ready For Summer
We all use our homes very differently during summer and winter. While we are currently in the hibernation phase of winter, keeping everything warm and cosy, it won’t be long until we are flinging open the doors and windows for the warmer weather.
So, is your home summer ready?
By renovating now, you could be enjoying that brand new deck and pergola, or light and bright living space in time for Christmas.
Many people spent the lockdown period brainstorming all the ways they want to change their homes. So, we are expecting a huge increase in the demands for tradespeople as those plans start being put into force.
If you don’t act now, you could miss the boat on securing a skilled tradie to complete your renovation work. Getting in now will mean that your home can be summer ready!
Getting Started On Your Project
Before you can engage any tradies, you need to know exactly what you are wanting to achieve. Make a list of all the work you want to get done. Once you have everything down on paper, prioritise the most important aspects. You also need to consider your budget, so that you know what kind of funds you have available.
Once you know all of that, you can start putting the feelers out for tradespeople. Renovating can be a big task, so you want to make sure you have the right people for the job.
Choosing a professional firm like Maintain To Profit will help give you peace of mind for your renovation project. We have a wide range of tradespeople available, so can handle every aspect of your renovations in-house. With skilled builders, contractors, plumbers, electricians and gasfitters on hand, you won’t need to coordinate multiple tradespeople. In fact, with our project management services, we coordinate everything for you!
So, why not drop us a line today to see how we can make your home everything you want it to be!