Believe it or not, you don’t need to makeover or renovate your property to make it appear more expensive.
Instead, we implore you to focus on two areas; floors and windows, which if done properly can add tonnes of value to your home and make it look more expensive without actually breaking the bank.
1. Timber Floors
Did you know that timber floors last more than 100 years in comparison to carpets, which only last up to 15 years?
Hardwood flooring is actually a much better alternative for those who have pets and are looking to keep their home tidier with less effort.
This is because timber flooring is much easier to clean and keep tidy as it really only requires one wet mop a month.
Unlike carpets, where dirt and grime stick to fibres and can even stain very easily. Carpets can also be very costly to clean and revamp, which you will likely need to do if you cannot afford to replace them.
Plus, wood has very warm hues, which can make for a very warm, traditional, yet cosy look, which can be very aesthetically
Benefits of hardwood flooring:
- Very easy to clean
- Easy to maintain
2. Timber Shutters
Timber shutters are excellent investments. Not only are the very attractive to look at, but they work great at keeping out the cold winds in the winter and the hot heat in the summer, which means that they can help you save on energy bills.
In comparison to curtains, shutters are a better option for added security and privacy. This is because, unless you buy blackout curtains your home will also be visible to the outside and who wants dark rooms during the day?
Shutters allow you to take control of your home by keeping out light and the outside at your choosing.
Plus, timber shutters are very trendy amongst homeowners and buyers because of the sophistication and overall look they bring to the home.
Less expensive than renovating they can upgrade your home for less.
Benefits of timber shutters:
- Acts as double glazing
- An extra layer of privacy
Timber shutters vs PVC
PVC is a slightly cheaper option than PVC, however they only come in certain sizes and can not be fitted to larger windows. Plus they are not as effective as timber shutters for keeping out cold and hot air.