Renovating your home is a brilliant way to upgrade and potentially increase your living space without having to move. From patio installations to house extensions, home renovations not only enable you to create your dream home and bring your visions to life, but they are also a brilliant way to add value to your property. However, with so many options available, trying to decide how to renovate your home in a way that will benefit you and your family the most can be overwhelming. To help you out, here are some of our favourite house renovation ideas that we think you’ll love!

House Renovation Ideas To Spruce Up Your Space

As highly experienced builders in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas, the team at Go Large have carried out many home renovation projects. Each one is completed with the utmost care for the requirements, wishes, comfort and safety of our clients and to the highest standards possible. If you would like our team to help you turn your dream home into a reality, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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Interior House Renovation Ideas

If you would like to spruce up the interior of your home but are in need of some inspiration, check out our interior house renovation ideas below!

Kitchen Renovation

Renovating your kitchen is an excellent way to give your home a new lease of life! Many people would consider their kitchen the heart of their home, where family and friends gather to socialise and enjoy meals together. When you renovate your kitchen, you have the opportunity to make the space feel bigger, brighter and more comfortable, all of which will enhance its status as the social hub of the house. Not only this, but you can also increase the functionality of the space: the primary practical purpose of the kitchen is, of course, to be used for cooking meals. There are plenty of ways that you can optimise the kitchen space for cooking through renovations that’ll make your life so much easier.

If creating a more spacious kitchen is your main priority when it comes to renovating it, you have the option to knock through walls, joining several rooms to make one large open living space. This option is suited to you if you have any small and unused or non-essential rooms adjacent to your kitchen that you would be willing to sacrifice to make it bigger. Alternatively, you can enlarge your kitchen through a home extension, as discussed later on in this article. If you don’t want to knock through or extend your kitchen or would just like to make it feel especially spacious, you can use clever lighting tricks to give the illusion of a bigger and brighter space. For example, you can have extra windows, or even bifold doors, installed to allow more natural light into the space. If you opt for a light colour scheme for your new kitchen, light will bounce around the room, which will help illuminate it and give the impression of a bright and open space.
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Garage Conversions

If your garage is mainly unused except for storing random items, why not convert it into a habitable room and put it to better use? When you convert your garage, you can gain valuable additional rooms without the hassle of moving homes. It is also a more affordable way of increasing your living space than a home extension, so it is the perfect option for who those do have a garage that they are willing to sacrifice. Garage conversions have unlimited potential: you can turn the neglected space into any type of room you wish!

If you like to have overnight guests in your home but struggle to accommodate everyone comfortably, why not turn the garage space into a guest bedroom? This will enable you to offer your guests a comfortable place to sleep without needing to displace anyone from their bedroom. Another way to make use of the extra living space provided by a garage conversion is to install an entertainment room, such as a home cinema, games room or playroom. All of these ideas have the potential to provide endless enjoyment for kids and adults alike: the kids will be entertained for hours at a time, and the adults can choose to join in on the fun or enjoy the peace and quiet in the rest of the house!
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House Extension

If you could benefit from some extra living space in your home, a house extension could be the perfect option for you. By extending your home, you can tailor your space to suit the needs and desires of you and your family. You can choose exactly where and how much you want to extend your house, which is a benefit that is not provided by a garage conversion. There are no limitations on how you can utilise the additional space gained through an extension, and you will likely find this renovation to be an excellent investment in your property.

Many of our clients who opt for house extensions in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas will choose to transform their extension into a spacious kitchen diner by adding living space adjacent to the current kitchen. This is an excellent way to streamline the dinnertime routine on busy weekdays and creates the perfect space to relax and socialise on weekends. Alternatively, you could design a large living room that serves as a primary social hub with the space you gain by extending your home. However you choose to utilise your house extension, you can enhance it with the installation of bi-folding doors or a large, elegant skylight. Both of these options will let more light into your home no matter the weather, making it feel bigger and brighter, as well as offering an uninterrupted view of the outdoors.

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Exterior House Renovation Ideas

If the outside of your house needs some aesthetic improvements, read on to get inspired by our exterior house renovation ideas!

Do Up Your Driveway

The first thing that is visible when you approach your property is, of course, your driveway. A neat and stylish driveway is essential to maintaining the overall aesthetics of your home, whether it is a characterful traditional or a sleek contemporary property. Ensuring that your driveway is tidy will also provide easy access to your property and prevent damage from occurring to any cars driving over it.

From concrete to gravel to paving, there are several different materials you can use for your renovated driveway. Whichever one you choose, don’t just call it a day after installing a basic surface. Decorating your driveway with plants, ornaments, and light fixtures will go a long way in wowing any visitors that you invite over! Remember not to neglect your driveway when it comes to gardening and landscaping, whether you do it yourself or hire someone to do the work so that you can keep things looking amazing!
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Install A Patio

The installation of a patio is a home renovation that everyone can benefit from. Not only do they look incredible, but they also provide a perfect area to socialise on sunny days while appreciating your perfectly manicured garden: there’s no better way to enjoy warm weather than by having an outdoor barbeque with friends and family on the patio. Whatever the aesthetic of your home, you can select a material for your patio that will match its style and colour scheme beautifully. If you are interested in our patios in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas, why not get in touch with our team today? With many years of experience in designing and installing patios, we are more than happy to help you make your vision come to life.
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Have A Fence Fitted

Fencing not only serves an important purpose in that it offers privacy and security, but it can also improve the aesthetics of your property. There are many different types of fencing, from panel to close board to picket, to suit a range of different property styles. You can also customise your fencing by painting it any colour you choose and by growing vines or roses up it or even hanging flower baskets from it. Whether you already have fencing around your property that is distorted, discoloured and in need of replacement or would like to have new fencing installed for the first time, our dedicated team of builders in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas are happy to help. The fencing that we supply is durable and of the highest quality. We are able to customise it to your property on a made-to-measure basis if needed to give a seamless finish in even the most awkward of spaces.

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Renovation FAQs

Where Should You Start When Renovating A House?

Better Homes & Gardens suggests starting by renovating your kitchen, since this will add major value to your home.

How Much Does It Cost To Renovate A House?

Checkatrade estimates that it would cost around £76,900 to renovate a three-bedroom house.

How Long Does It Take To Renovate A House?

Depending on how much work you are doing to your house, it could take a matter of weeks or more than six months to renovate it.

Do You Need Planning Permission To Renovate A House?

This will depend on various factors, such as how much, if any, structural work is involved in the renovations. Even if planning permission is not necessary for your project, you may require building regulations approval.

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Stylish House Renovation Ideas

We hope that this article has provided you with plenty of inspiration on ways that you can renovate both the interior and exterior of your home. Whichever combination of renovations you decide to have done, you are sure to benefit from upgrading both the aesthetics and functionality of your space.

If you would like the help of our dedicated team of builders in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas when designing and building your renovation, please feel free to get in touch with our team to get started. If you’re in need of room decor ideas, why not check out our previous article?