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Renovation vs relocation: 5 reasons to renovate your kitchen or bathroom in the coming year

Updated: Dec 19, 2023

In today’s climate of increasing interest rates and cost of living, sometimes the answer to changing up your environment doesn’t have to mean packing up and moving into a new property. In the current landscape, renovating your kitchen or bathroom offers a cost-effective, customisable and efficient way to enhance your living space compared to the uncertainties associated with buying a new home - allowing you to delay the expensive transition or find comfort in your current property. 

So, how can you spruce up your current home in 2024? We list 5 convincing reasons why you should renovate your space in the coming year… 

Make the space your own

Redesigning your own kitchen or bathroom gives you the freedom to tailor your home to your own personal style and preferences, making it a more comforting place to call home for a longer period of time.

From choosing a colour scheme and materials to optimising the layout for improved functionality, a renovation allows you to create a space that truly reflects your style and meets your lifestyle needs.

Cost-effective transformation

Remodelling allows you to focus on specific areas of your home that need improvement, and spreads the costs out over a longer period of time when focussing on just one room at a time. Instead of investing in an entirely new property, you can allocate your budget to upgrades that matter most to you. This will help you preserve the equity you've built in your current home and avoid the various expenses that are associated with buying a property such as solicitor fees.

Improve energy efficiency and sustainability 

Renovating your kitchen or bathroom with a focus on energy efficiency and sustainability can result in a more eco-friendly home, reducing running costs and enhancing durability. You can upgrade to energy efficient appliances, install smart lighting systems and integrate sustainably made materials into your home design. Incorporating efficient appliances into your space can enhance the longevity and resilience of your home, provide long-term cost savings and potentially increase the value of your property when you decide to sell.

Increase the value of your home 

Investing in kitchen and bathroom renovations is not just about immediate satisfaction, it can often end up being a smart financial move. Strategic kitchen and bathroom renovations can increase the overall value of your home. Improving these key areas can often make your property more appealing to potential buyers in the future who are looking to buy a home that does not require much renovation.

While it is important to ensure your new designs suit your own preferences, if you plan to sell your property in the near future it may be worth considering what would appeal most to the market when it comes to selling. 

At North East Interiors, we are committed to making your dream home come to life. From the moment you make the order, a brand-new kitchen could be set-up in your home in just 6-8 weeks, courtesy of our premium German supplier, Schüller. The best part? You can get up to 50% off kitchens during our winter sale. Find out more below. 


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