The top reasons to renovate your home

07 May 2019

Really happy with the location of your current home, but can’t stand the passing traffic noise? Kids settled in an excellent school but rapidly running out of living space? Or do you simply love the home you’ve created, but rising energy costs are starting to become a real worry?

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On the face of it, moving house might seem like an obvious way to take away these pains… (let’s face it, new build houses are well known for being more energy efficient) but the reality is that moving house is one of the most stressful things you could ever do. Which is why, without fail, updating your home will be a much easier and better choice. And in case you’re still not sure, here’s some of the top reasons why almost half of UK homeowners* are planning to renovate their home… 


Why renovate? 

There are many reasons to renovate your home – not least to make it a quieter and more comfortable place for you and your family to spend time together. A haven to kick back and relax after a long day. A hub to gather with friends and relatives to celebrate good times. But updating your home has many more benefits beyond customising the interior décor to your personal tastes:  


1) Increase the resale value 

Renovating your home can lead to a positive impact on home value of 78%*. In fact,  upgrading the kitchen alone will typically add 5.5% on an average UK house price.** So if finances are a motivator, updating your home can be a very wise investment. 


2) Make your home more energy efficient 

Energy costs are rising, and it’s likely they will only keep going in one direction… up. There’s lots of ways to make your home more energy efficient – improving insulation and introducing eco-tech are two of the simplest ways to save energy and reduce running costs. 


3) Give your family more space 

A growing family brings with it the challenge of space. Aside from the known stresses, moving house also comes with a big price tag – not least stamp duty and the physical cost of relocating. Creating additional space by updating your home means that every penny spent will directly benefit you… 

With so many reasons to renovate your home, it’s not surprising that the number of homeowners choosing to improve their homes rather than move has risen fivefold since 2013**. If you’re one of them, find out how ROCKWOOL can help you achieve your dream renovation


*Houzz & Home – UK (2018) 

** Hiscox Renovations and Extensions Report 2018