Investing in your owner-occupied home remains a smart choice. Because it not only contributes to your enjoyment of living, but also to the value of your house. And that can turn out to be beneficial in the future. For example if you sell your house later. That is why we say: “Invest in your house? Just do it!”
That is why we have listed the smartest investments especially for you.
1. Let the sun heat you (npanels)
You may not have it that way. But on average about 55 percent of your energy bill goes up to gas consumption and almost 40 percent to electricity. So there is something to earn! For example if you put solar panels on your roof. Or place double glazing and cavity wall insulation that you finance with your own money. That can be a major investment. If that does not work (completely), you can finance your renovation with the help of a loan. And in the long run you get a lot in return. Living comfort, a better environment and you spend less on energy!
2. Heat your house (with your floor)
Heating on the wall is off, floor heating is on. Not surprising, because there are a lot of benefits to underfloor heating. It distributes the heat well over the room, there is a constant temperature in your house and you create more space because there are no more radiators.
Do you think that floor heating is not reserved for your apartment on the fourth floor? Then you are wrong! In the meantime, underfloor heating can now be installed or installed everywhere. It comes in all shapes and sizes: electric, heating by means of hot water or infrared floor heating.
Find out what you can do and what you prefer. Tip: also calculate your monthly costs when using your underfloor heating. That way you won’t be confronted with surprises!
3. Make more room with a dormer window
Nothing gives a house as much as square meters. A dormer window on your house can therefore be a good idea. Certainly if you start preparation now. Then, if it’s okay, you won’t get wet or frozen feet during the spring renovation.
So turn that messy mess attic – which you mainly use as storage – into that quiet workroom or bedroom that is completely private. Hit two birds with one stone: you have an extra room where you can withdraw and an increase in the value of your house!
4. Broom through the bathroom
The ‘bathroom’ project. Most people often look up to it. Understandable, because nobody wants to spend a few months in the dust and rubble. Let alone that it is usually a considerable investment. Still, it can be worth the investment. Because not only does it increase the value of your house, you also enjoy a modern bathroom that is efficiently furnished.
For example, a hanging toilet and underfloor heating – instead of radiators on the wall – can provide more space. And if you’re busy right now, maybe you’ve always wanted a double sink and a rain shower. Then it is now time to take those wishes with you! The use of luxury materials also gives your bathroom more value. And so ultimately also to your home. But remember: whatever you do, keep it neutral. A bathroom in neutral tones is a good basis. This way you can easily ‘work’ with accessories and create your ideal bathroom. And do you want something different in a while? Then the neutral basis makes it easier to change style!
5. Living in the kitchen (and brewery)
The kitchen is also affectionately called ‘the heart of the house’. It is therefore not surprising that ‘living kitchens’ or ‘living kitchens’ are increasingly being made. OK, not every kitchen prince or princess needs a 6-burner hob, a precious oven from Boretti or a Quooker tap. But a good floor (with or without underfloor heating), modern equipment and sufficient storage space form the basis of any modern kitchen. And together with the use of sustainable materials, they also increase the value of your house. But also with this investment: keep it simple. Because you can also easily adjust the style of a kitchen if it has a neutral base and you use loose, eye-catching accessories.