Home improvements open many business opportunities for the aspiring. As many homeowners will make home improvements regularly, the demand for supplies and services for it will always be high.
But if you are considering starting a business, you may have wondered which are some of the most profitable. To help you, here is a list of the best home improvement businesses that you can start.
- Cleaning Services – Cleaning your home is one of the easiest and fastest ways to improve your home. However, according to recent studies, many people in the UK rarely have the time to clean their own homes. Even if you have the time, you may still have considered not doing it. And here’s where cleaning services come in. With so many homeowners living busy lives, you can offer to clean homes and even commercial spaces. And the best part is that you don’t need specific training or technical licenses to do the job. It also requires you to use everyday household tools and supplies, such as vacuums and various cleaning products. It’s a low-investment, high-profit business.
- Tiles, Decking, and Hardscaping – Naturally, all homes have floors, both indoors and outdoors. And one of the most popular renovation projects is replacing and upgrading floors. Because of this, anything concerning flooring will do well, from installation, repair, maintenance, and selling and retailing. However, to be more successful, you will need to pay attention to the trends. For instance, many people in the UK want to have outdoor areas, which makes hardscaping business a successful one. However, you will still need to consider what type of materials to use and which are in-demand. For instance, many people in the UK are now accepting composite plastic decking boards as one, if not the, best alternative to wood decking. And because of this, selling and building composite decking may be a lucrative business opportunity.
- General Repair – Over time, homeowners will need to do general repairs. As with cleaning, most people don’t have the time for it. And what’s more, not everyone has the tools to get the tasks done. You can’t exactly fix a broken window or a leaking pipe with only a few tools. And here’s where you come in. With some knowledge of construction and the tools needed to go with it, you can become a successful repairman. You can also accept various types of jobs, depending on your expertise or experience. You can also work by yourself or get a team to make a group.
- Landscaping and Gardening – Creating a beautiful home starts at your home’s exterior. The truth is if kerb appeal and property value are what homeowners are after, they will want to put a considerable amount of time, effort, and funding into creating a beautiful outdoor space. And a big chunk of that is landscaping work, including gardening. For landscaping, you can either provide your services to design and create garden spaces. You can either offer to build them yourself or with a team or become a design consultant or planner instead. You can also become a gardener, which has the responsibility of maintaining and keeping the plants healthy and orderly. With the right person, it can be both an enjoyable and lucrative business opportunity.
- Provide Cost-Cutting Improvements – One of the best home improvements are the ones that can reduce utility costs. For this reason, it will be an excellent course if you plan to start a home improvement business. It can be as simple as replacing and redesigning lighting schemes, appliances, and windows and doors, to more complicated tasks such as making changes to the HVAC systems of a house. For HVAC services and other technical jobs, however, you may need to complete formal training or get licenses. In any case, you can have a lot of potential clients for this type of home improvement business.
- Improving Safety and Security – One’s safety and security are the top priority of most, if not all, homeowners. Home improvement businesses that provide added safety measures are some of the most sought services. Some examples include selling and installing of various home alarms, such as smoke, fire, and CO2 detectors, sprinkler systems, and CCTVs. There’s also a demand for more secured windows, doors, and shutters. Aside from these, emergency preparedness such as building storm cellars, additional fire exit routes, and backup electric generators, are all desirable home improvements.