While they say that there’s nothing more stressful than moving into a new house, it’s also true that it’s a wonderful time to reinvent, start afresh and consider your options for every area. Moving home is exciting, but it’s also a good time to cast your eye over the finer details of your property to check that everything is in working order.
To help, here are some top tips …
A home walkthrough
To start with, you’ll want to complete a thorough review of your home before you move your belongings in, as it’ll be easier for you to identify any issues while it’s an empty shell. It’s also at this point where you can check that repairs that were agreed upon before, have been undertaken by the previous owners.
Check the health of the roof
Don’t forget to look up! Important not just in terms of structure but looks as well, your roof is a vital part of your home. Ensure that your roof is healthy by checking in and looking not just for visual signs of damage like loose or broken tiles, but also surveying the inside of your home and identifying areas where damp and mould might appear. If you find either of the latter, then it’s a good idea to think about a roof repair, replacement or even renovation.
Don’t forget the floors, walls and pipes
Again, use the time when you move in to ensure that agreed repairs have been completed. Thoroughly investigate the floors, walls and pipes of your new home, taking the time to ensure everything works correctly. Look for cracks, dents, loose fittings and anything else that doesn't look quite right. Everything should be structurally sound so if it isn’t, you’ll need to take the necessary steps to get it back to full health.
Replace old rooflights and lanterns
It might be the case that rooflights or lanterns already at the property are either old or don’t fit in with your desired aesthetic. Take the time to discover the condition that they’re in and then plan your next step. It might be that they stifle ventilation in an area of the home or don’t provide a high percentage - unlike modern rooflights. Think about what your ideal home looks like and then see if old rooflights and lanterns currently installed fit into your ideal look. If not, it’s time to plan for an upgrade.
Realise your dream home
Once you’ve had your home walkthrough and ensured that it’s all in working condition, you can then get creative and embrace your inner designer. Close your eyes, how do you want your home to look? Here are some ideas that will upgrade your home.
Add more daylight
Daylight can have a positive effect on your general mood, so why not have more in your home?
With a rooflight, you can enjoy more natural light, which creates a better environment for you and your family to enjoy. Enlighten your home by allowing the sun’s natural light to filter through and illuminate your home as part of your design choice, incorporating the sun’s rays into your design process.
Extend the house
Whether you have a big family already or are looking to add to it in the future, extending the house is a great way to not just have more space but also increase the value of your home should you be looking to sell later on.
Invest in a roof terrace
A roof terrace or private balcony can be a wonderful addition to any home. Not only does it offer an extra area of space for you and your family to enjoy, especially in the summer months, but should you wish to sell your property in the future, a roof terrace can add a considerable amount of value to a property, especially if it’s not a common feature in your area
New home, new ideas. If you have the space to do so, an open kitchen is a wonderful addition, especially if you can add as much natural daylight through rooflights as possible. An open kitchen can give you the chance to create a centrepiece for your property where you can entertain, relax and live life to its fullest.
Let the home breathe with ventilation
Make your home more inviting and peaceful with ventilation that brings the gentleness of nature from the outdoors to the indoors. Not only can rooflights bring the daylight inside but also ventilate your home with fresh air, helping you and your family to enjoy the purity of nature indoors.
Talk to a daylight expert today
Just moved home and want to find out how you can enjoy more natural daylight, better ventilation and create your dream home? Then talk to our daylight experts today. When it comes to the positive impact rooflights have, they can help you to realise the look, feel and environment that you’ve always wanted for your new home.