Sarah Beeny Autumn 2017 - 9
enovating is something I've always
been passionate about. And while there
are no hard and fast rules, there are
principles of mathematics to consider.
Just because you've spent money on your home,
it doesn't mean that amount automatically gets
added to the value of your home. Sadly, making a
profit, or even getting a return on your investment,
is not guaranteed. Unless you are a professional
developer, your property is your home first and
foremost, so you should concentrate on doing
works that will improve your lifestyle and how
you and your family use your home.
Don't worry about how much value
you're going to add - if and when you
sell 10 or 20 years down the line - as
that's just a waste of your energy.
Doing projects can be overwhelming,
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so focus on one room and make that
space really work for you. Whether you
want a large open-plan kitchen-diner or an
e tra bedroom with en suite in the lo ,
concentrate on one job at a time.
Don't follow fads or trends, but create spaces
and decorate according to what you like, which
may change over time. It's all about creating a
home that you love.
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