Retirement Renovations

Essential Retirement Renovations


If you are thinking of retiring soon there are many important things to consider before doing so and in among other things making some essential retirement renovations to your property so that it is ready for you to enjoy your retirement should be a key consideration for homeowners.

First and foremost your home is your place of sanctuary and will continue to be throughout your retirement, however many retirees like to make the most of their retirement and their new found freedom by going travelling and taking up new hobbies, which is why homeowners should consider keeping their homes simple and easy to maintain. Especially if they are considering spending long periods of time out of the house globe trotting, experiencing new things and meeting new people but also to help make life slightly easier later on in life. 

Homeowners on the cusp of retirement or perhaps in early retirement should also take extra care to choose designs that they can see themselves living with long term rather than short term. Home Improvement and renovation can be costly and time consuming and so as a retiree you may want to do it once and do it well in order for you to be able to concentrate on enjoying your retirement. Choosing simple and classic designs can also increase resale potential as many property seekers look for a blank canvas to work with.

If you are looking to go travelling whilst in retirement you may want to consider renting out or hiring out your UK property whilst you are away in order to generate some extra retirement income. Benefiting from good rental yields can be a very profitable way of boosting your retirement funds, however it is important to consider how appealing your house will be to potential renters or holiday home seekers. Once again choosing simple, classic designs will help to keep your property neutral enough to appeal to the rental market.

Whilst ensuring that they will be happy and comfortable in their home throughout their retirement it is important for homeowners to at this stage also consider what they can do to their home in order to add value for re-sale. Although this may be a long way off, doing the main renovation work now could help to take the pressure off later down the line when you may be looking for a quick re-sale.  

Inevitably we are all going to get older and it can be sensible to plan for this ahead of time. Adding fixtures and fittings such as shower rails and bedside rails as well as things like stair lifts may seem a little premature in the early stages of retirement however again it could take the pressure off later down the line and help to let you enjoy your home for longer. In an ageing population more and more people are choosing to stay at home late in to old age and by making your home more accessible you are potentially going some way to improving your quality of life later on down the line. 

Byoot provides a full turnkey solution to our clients, from planning, architects, structural engineers, building control and the build, leaving our clients to focus on their day jobs while we do ours. If you are thinking of extending, renovating or improving your home speak to one of the team on 0208 4509185 or send us an email at

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