Making regular improvements to your home can be a necessity when living in Cayman; the harsh elements— sun, salt, wind— are relentless. Yet, improving your home is also about adding value to your investment, whether it is a simple do-it-yourself project or a full scale renovation.
In Cayman you fortunately will have many professional craftpersons, contractors and home improvement stores to choose from in the Cayman Islands. If the purpose of renovating your home is to boost its resale value, there are some important questions to ask before beginning an extensive project.
If you think hiring an interior designer is an expensive luxury that you can’t afford, then think again. A good interior designer is worth their weight in gold and will, more often than not, save you money in the long run, especially if you’re new to decorating and renovations.
A home with an old, dated kitchen is usually harder to sell and may even decrease the value of a property. Even if you do not plan on selling your home, modern kitchens are more functional than old fashioned ones.
Many people consider window treatments— e.g. curtains, blinds and plantation shutters— to be just a component of interior décor; however, the right window treatment can be so much more. In fact, quality window treatments not only add significant value to your home, but it can also reduce your overall energy bill.
You can dramatically improve the look of your new home by adding a few area rugs to hide the ubiquitous shiny white tiles that so many developers were keen on 15+ years ago. Trends have thankfully now changed, and so have styles and colours. Anything more natural looking is very popular, so sandy coloured travertine, bamboo floors in a natural wood colour, and then adding oriental rugs that bring a bit of colour and style to the room.
Make your home in Cayman a smart home with home automation! Home automation systems have come a long way since simple lighting timers were considered a modern accent. There are companies in Cayman that can link up all your audio visual devices, install home cinema devices and have you control your air conditioning, security systems and lighting with a touch of a button! Read on to learn who to call for help!
With the warm Cayman climate, our outdoor areas are an extension of our homes. They serve many purposes including relaxing, playing games, entertaining, having barbeques and picnics. A well-designed outdoor space can add to the marketability of your home.