Read on home renovation and what it entails in the UAE

Read on home renovation and what it entails in the UAEImage Credit: Supplied

Home renovation can be an exciting project which, if implemented the way you planned it, will leave you with a sense of contentment and satisfaction, and also increase the value of your home. Although the idea of a home uplift sounds thrilling, there are certain factors to be looked into to avoid any goof-ups.

Plan before you execute. Prepare a rough layout of how you foresee your home post-renovation. Analyze the areas that require restyling, replacement or any repair work. Do you need to remodel only the kitchen or the living room, or do you need to have the whole house redone? When you have answered this, then it will give you a picture of how to go about the whole thing.

When planning on how to go about with the change, decide whether you want to take the renovation task upon yourself or require professional assistance. The Do It Yourself (DIY) approach is advisable if you want to save on labor expenses and if you wish to experiment with your creativity. This applies if you only want to upgrade a specific part of your house. If not, it is better to seek the advice of an interior designer or an architect.

One of the crucial factors involved in the planning stage is to analyze the cost of the materials to be used. When shopping for these materials, make sure you compare the prices, along with the quality, in all stores to avoid any unnecessary expenditures. If you see the need to save on cost, target discount centers, garage sales and flea markets to get your hands on some of the best buys.

Make sure the renovation will enhance the look of your home and increase its resale value if you have plans of selling it in the future. Spacious or intimate surroundings at home can be achieved by playing around with lighting, colors, textures and patterns, and complementing everything with the right furniture, home decor and accessories.

Renovating your home is a good idea if you are attached to the area where you are staying and if you have no plans of leaving anytime soon. It is also a good opportunity to showcase your creativity and your knack for designing.

Handy Hints:

• Home renovation is one of the ways to improve your property's resale value

• Decide if you want the whole house to be redone or only a specific part of it

• Ensure to fix a budget to help you decide on how much to invest in materials

Click on The value of home renovations and read on the demand for property-related services such as villa renovations

Source: Mrudvi Bakshi, Special to Properties

The writer is a freelancer


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