5 features to add to your home in 2020

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Authored by Mike Page
Posted Monday, December 2, 2019 - 11:56am

The new year is all about rejuvenation, and many people are looking to give not only themselves but their home the new start it needs by adding new features that could improve their lifestyle in the new year. If you are hoping to hail in the new year by adding some special features to your home, read on for some top tips on the best home features that could make your property seem brand new.

1. Loft Conversion

The best option to take when thinking about what features to add to your home is to consider using the features that you already have rather than building completely new ones. For instance, rather than building new rooms on your home, consider converting unused space, such as your loft, into a new feature that can be used as a multi-purpose space. At Touchstone Lofts, they can help you to get the extra upstairs space that you have always dreamed about through their Hip to Gable, Dormer and Velux conversions, enabling you to add an attic feature to your room no matter what type of loft you currently have.

2. A Conservatory or Orangery 

If you want to add a room to your home without the hassle of applying for planning permission, adding a conservatory or orangery to your home is one of the best steps that you can take. Not only can they add value to your home, but they can make great spaces in both the summer and the winter months, with bright, spacious rooms that can be enjoyed by all of the family. Additionally, many families choose to build their own DIY conservatories or orangeries, which can ensure that you are not heading into 2020 out of pocket.

3. A Larger Garage 

If you need more storage space for your home, why not consider opting for a garage extension? Choosing to extend your garage is a great option for houses that do not have a lot of off-road parking, allowing you to keep your vehicles safe from the weather and crime. Not only this, but garages can also be used for a variety of other purposes, such as storage for items such as freezers. You can also use garages as hobby spaces and workshops which you can enjoy away from the main living area.

4. An Open Plan Living Space

If you have been dreaming of a spacious family room, you should adapt your current space to create an open plan living space. You can do this by combining two smaller rooms into one larger one by taking out the wall between them, or by moving obstructive furniture. This will give you a large and airy space to enjoy with all the family or to use for entertaining or dining purposes.

5. Heated Floors

However, there is nothing like adding heated floors to a room for giving your home extra luxury. Not only can they evenly distribute warmth around your house and ensure that even perpetually cold areas are warm on the feet, but they can make those early mornings and late nights more comfortable.