Planning Home Renovations

July 30, 2020

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There is a wide range of ways you can add value to your home, planning home renovations to give it a fresh, revitalised appearance. One of the most popular house renovations involves upgrading a kitchen. Among the best designs to choose from are modern, country farmhouse, cottage, Mediterranean, traditional and transitional kitchens.

How much does a kitchen renovation cost?

Kitchen renovations may cost anywhere from £900 to £20,000 depending on the size of the room, the extent of the remodelling work and the quality of the new installations. According to HomeHow, you can expect to pay between £6000 and £9000 to have an entirely new kitchen fitted with average-quality in a medium-sized room. A luxury kitchen is best suited to a large kitchen.

How much value can a kitchen renovation add to your property value?

It will take anywhere from three to 12 weeks to renovate an entire kitchen. It is estimated that a renovated kitchen adds around £5000 to the value of a property. The renovation process will involve tearing down old walls, floorboards, etc. before removing old fittings, then adding the new floorboards, upgrading the wall (e.g. new wallpaper, painting or/and decorating work) and then fitting the new appliances.

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How much does a bathroom renovation cost?

Alternatively, you may wish to have a bathroom renovation undertaken. Some of the most popular styles of bathroom are modern, country and traditional. To have a bathroom fitted will likely cost between £1000 and £3000 for a budget option, £4000 to £10,000 for a mid-quality installation or anywhere from £7000 to £15,000 for a luxury bathroom.

How much value can a bathroom renovation add to your property value?

Renovating your bathroom could add 4-5% to your home’s value. To renovate your bathroom, a professional will start by demolishing or removing the old bathroom fittings. Then they will install a new shower or tub basin before adding any new fixtures. Next, they will fit new flooring before likely hanging new drywall or/and painting. This job may take as little as 2-3 weeks to as much as two months or more.

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How much does a bedroom renovation cost?

There are also endless bedroom designs you could have brought to life through renovation work, including industrial, coastal, bohemian, Victorian, cottage, Scandinavian, modern and contemporary. A basic bedroom renovation is possible for just £1000 to £3000. However, a medium-quality renovation will set you back about £10,000. A high-quality renovation, on the other hand, could cost as much as £40,000. The larger the bedroom, the more suitable it is for a higher-quality renovation.

Key bedroom renovation ideas

If you wish to create more space, then fitted wardrobes may be a good choice for you as these are built into the walls. Renovating a bedroom can add several per cent to a property’s value. Upgrading a bedroom tends to involve replacing the floorboards, upgrading wall surfaces and replacing fittings like the bed, wardrobes and cabinets. A bedroom renovation can take anywhere from a few days to well over a month. 

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