10 Ways to Update Your Home in 2022
Spring is almost here, and that means it’s a great time to think about ways of updating your home in 2022. With longer daylight hours and slightly warmer weather, there’s no excuse to not tackle modernising your home or the other things you’ve been putting off.
At Doormatic Garage Doors, we’ve got 10 fantastic ideas for ways you can improve your home, from small additions and changes to larger projects. Which of the following things will you tick off your list this year?
1. New Garage Door
If you’re keen to update how your property looks on the outside, then there’s no easier way to do that than with a new garage door. You choose from a whole range of styles and finishes, but more importantly, you can get smart garage doors that you can control through your smartphone!
At Doormatic, our turnaround time is four weeks on average, meaning that once you know what you want, you can get it done quickly.
2. Loft Conversion
Do you pine for a little extra practical living space? Then how about a loft conversion? They can become a new office space, an extra bedroom or simply a converted storage area, freeing up space in the rest of the house. It’s also a great way to increase the value of your property, so makes for a sensible investment option.
3. Solar Panels
We’re all aware of how much our emissions impact the environment, not to mention how much energy prices seem to be rising by. Those two factors alone should mean that 2022 is the year you finally invest in solar panels, allowing you to produce a decent portion of your own energy by harnessing the power of the sun – be sure to check optimal positioning and yields first, however.
As far as design trends go, there isn’t a hotter trend right now than window shutters. Bringing back a classic style combined with clean, contemporary lines, shutters not only look great, but they’re a tidy solution that can improve the thermal efficiency of your home when they’re closed.
We’ve all learned the importance that a little outdoor space can have for our mental health recently, so this year why not invest in making your garden more comfortable with a stylish, retractable awning? With an awning from our sister company, Outershade, you can enjoy your outdoor space for longer while enhancing the look of your home with modern designs.
6. Energy Efficiency
This is a broad topic, but if you want to focus your efforts on improving the energy efficiency of your home – aside from what we’ve already said in point #3 – then there are multiple fronts to tackle this on. Have your boiler inspected, maintained and, if it’s deemed to be performing poorly, get it replaced. Likewise, have a professional assess the insulation of your property to find out if this can be improved with newer materials. All these things will help you save money on bills and will give you a higher EPC rating.
7. New Kitchen
It’s another big project to undertake, but when was the last time you updated your kitchen? If you’ve had the same cupboards and appliances for 10 years or more, then you’re missing out on some fantastic improvements – both from a stylistic perspective, but also from a technological one.
8. Garden Office
Working from home still? Many people are or have a hybrid working situation, but sitting at the dining room table to work just isn’t right. If you work any amount of time at home, give yourself a fresh setting on your own property with a garden office. Essentially a standalone room, they can be designed to your taste as a quiet, separate retreat.
9. New Front Door
If you don’t want to go as far as converting entire rooms, why not update your front door? Not only is it good for improving the kerb appeal of your home, but a new door will likely come with improved security features and better thermal efficiency. At Doormatic, we can even provide front doors and garage doors that match, providing the complete finish for the exterior of your home.
10. Cellar Tanking
If you’re lucky enough to have a cellar, you might not have yet realised its full potential. By tanking out the cellar, you can open up a world of possibilities, from simply creating a clean, dry space to store things, to developing an entertainment space or spare bedroom. This is another great investment opportunity for your property in 2022.
Planning improvements for your home this year? If you need a brand new garage door or front door in Surrey, Kent, Berkshire, Devon, Hampshire, West Sussex, London or Buckinghamshire, look no further than Doormatic Garage Doors. Our team is happy to provide a free, no-obligation quote if you call us or you can use our quick quote form on our contact page!