What are the Factors to Consider for Home Builders
Sometimes the homeowner is faced with a dilemma. He or she does not know if they should renovate their home or else if they should sell their home. They are also faced with another problem even if they decide to sell their home. They need to know if they should first renovate it before selling or if they should sell the home the way it is.
In addition to this, people with parents who are ageing find it difficult to have their home cater to their teen or young adult kids and their parents at the same time. Thus they need to conduct home renovations to cater to these diverse needs.
In order to accomplish home renovations for home owners in Canberra, as also homeowners in other cities, a good idea is to have flexible spaces in the home. In case the need arises, the living area can double up as a bedroom. The office can also work as a guest room or an entertainment room or a room to house the in-laws.
Privacy should be one of the main considerations. Kitchenettes should be installed in bedroom suites. Or else there can be different entrances so that the members of the household feel more free and independent. Multiple living areas which can be closed with sliding doors help give more privacy to the individuals.
The kitchen area should be the most functional. A large island bench can be installed so that there is enough and more space to prepare food. There could be different levels of this island bench too, so that if there are older members, they can sit and need not stand. Instead of a sink, a scullery can be installed as it increases the kitchen size and there is more than enough room created for everyone.
The storage which is cleverly done ensures that the spaces are not only used in the best possible way but the same area can double up as a study nook for teens or a children’s play room or even a place where the grandparents can read.
Home renovations are a great time to install energy conserving and environment friendly suggestions. What should be considered are:
- Energy efficient lighting
- Increased insulation for windows so that the Canberra weather will not have much effect on the temperature indoors. It will also decrease the utility bills.
- Installing programmable thermostats so that indoor temperatures can be regulated
- Installing solar panels and alternative energy sources.
- Installing low flow showerheads to help conserve water.
- Investing in rain water harvesting or at least designing rain barrels so that rain water can be reused for watering the plants
- Volatile Organic Compounds should be refrained from in paints and furniture as well as other building materials as this harms the environment
- More sustainable products should be used like bamboo and cork to replace hardwood floors.
All these factors should be kept in mind when conducting home renovations. If customisation is an important consideration in designing your next home call Achieve Homes in Canberra.