The New Year is the best time to resolve to improve, rearrange your goals and aspirations, and take steps to achieve them. It’s also a great time to do the same for your home: re-evaluate the purpose of your space and bring changes to make the most of it.
If you’ve been thinking of renovating your home, now is the time to get the ball rolling and get things done. Below, we’ve listed the top 5 benefits of renovating your home in the New Year — they’re sure to give you the motivation you need.
Here’s to a new year, fresh beginnings, and an updated home!
Renovating In The New Year Helps Start Afresh
The New Year provides the opportunity to start afresh, both in your personal life and home interior. Plus, it is well documented that good interior design can actually help boost well-being and productivity.
So, take the opportunity to give your space a facelift. Be sure to opt for the styles and colours that speak to your personality. The best interiors are those that reflect who you are and make you feel comfortable.
Remember to take note of various ways to use interior design to improve your well-being and top tips on how to set up an ergonomic home office if you're looking to enhance your work efficiency.
Gives You The Opportunity To Move Towards Sustainability
Upgrading your home with mindful choices gives you the opportunity to move towards sustainability (a dire need of the moment and moving forward). For example, you could utilise eco-friendly interior design tips or try fun ways to upcycle old furniture which also helps give a sense of satisfaction while making you feel better about your home.
Allows You To Make The Most Of Your Post-Holiday Break
We’ve all been running short on time, considering the last-minute errands and celebrations during the holidays. With such jam-packed schedules, it’s easy to neglect our homes — even general maintenance that you’ve been wanting to do can’t make it into your schedule.
If you’re in the same boat, take advantage of the remaining holiday downtime in the New Year as an opportunity to prioritise your home. Be sure to begin with safety issues, such as plumbing leaks and electrical problems. You may also want to take the time to implement best practices, such as ways to prevent plumbing leaks in the future.
From a broken cabinet knob to outdated kitchen countertops, take care of all the nitty gritty stuff. This will set you off for a hassle-free year — at least in terms of home design.
Contractors Are More Readily Available (And Cheaper)
Beginning of the year means it’s not summertime (the traditional time for renovations) when contractors are overbooked with work and their prices are sky-high. With the year-end rush left behind and with the busy summer still a ways to go, early in the year may just be the best time for renovations, especially indoors.
This is because labour and material prices are lower than they will be in a couple of months, and good contractors are available to book. Whether you need to upgrade your flooring or remodel your kitchen and bathroom, now is the right time to contact your preferred contractor and get stuff done!
Allows You To Upgrade Your Space Without Breaking The Bank
The current economic situation has put many would-be buyers on pause; interest rates have skyrocketed, while inflation and energy price increases put pressure on spending.
In such a scenario, one way to upgrade is by renovating your existing space. This is more budget-friendly than buying, of course, and provides the added benefit of upgrading the functionality and improving the comfort of your home. In short, you get to enjoy benefits similar to a new home without plunging into the uncertain and incredibly expensive real estate market.
Renovations also increase your property value. So, if you do decide to move out and put your home on the market, you are likely to avail quicker sales and higher prices. With that said, be sure to avoid renovations that will hurt your home’s resale value.
The New Year heralds a new beginning and an opportunity to commit to making changes that improve your well-being and overall quality of life. An important aspect of this is renovating your interior. With all the benefits mentioned in this blog post, renovating your home in the beginning of the new year is definitely worth considering!
If you’re looking for an expert to support you on your renovation journey, our Interior Design Gurus have your back! Find yours today and show your space over a video call for instant advice tailored to your needs.
From the HiiGuru family to yours, Happy New Year 🥳