Can you install a new kitchen or bathroom or create extra living space? For most of us, renovating means modernizing our home, adding more “functionality” or increasing its value.
We are usually more concerned with finishes and accessories than things we can’t see. But the hidden elements of a renovation deserve our attention.
Improves comfort, safety and energy performance
This is because renovation is also a good opportunity to improve the comfort, safety and energy performance of your house or apartment by adding or modernizing the insulation.
If the renovation involves walls, roof or floor, small changes can make a big difference, in three ways:
- Thermal performance . Good insulation levels can make room interiors more comfortable and dramatically reduce energy bills by up to 90%. A relatively small investment can be repaid quickly and you can add value to your home when you choose to sell it.
- Sound insulation . No one likes to be bothered by someone else’s music or TV. However, modern life involves the use of high quality audio from increasingly sophisticated systems. Add good sound insulation when renovating and it will be easier to have peace and quiet in one part of the house when there is noise in another.
- Safety . Renovation gives you the opportunity to examine what’s behind your walls and, if necessary, add fire-protective materials, such as basalt wool insulation, to keep your home quieter and warmer.
So the next time you renovate your house, take the time to see what’s behind the walls. Improving things you can’t see could be even more valuable than making the space look better.