Whether you’ve been living in the property for five minutes or five decades, every home needs an upgrade from time to time. For most homeowners, the consumption of time and money makes this a far less attractive prospect. It needn’t fill you with horror, though, not when there are so many quick and easy projects to consider.
A little planning and creative thinking go a long way. Focus on these four ideas below, and the home will feel brand new in no time.
Set A New Tone
The lighting and colour scheme will have a huge impact on every room. This creates the atmosphere and energy of the room, which is why the windows must be addressed ASAP. Couple that natural light with good electrical lighting by installing a dimmer switch. You will notice a difference almost immediately.
Meanwhile, painting the colour of the walls can be the quickest and cheapest way to change the room’s entire aesthetic. For a modern touch, try dedicating a feature wall and three base walls. This is a great way to add character and direct all future decorating choices.
Change The Furniture
Furniture choices play a crucial role in the layout of a room. From the size to the style, new pieces can alter the look, feel and function. Ultimately, this will encourage you to adopt a new type of relationship with the home too. Meanwhile, trading bulky display cabinets for shelving or using high cabin sleeper kids beds can create extra space.
As long as the furniture is in good condition, opting for used items can be the best option, especially for vintage looks. The internet is a great resource for finding great deals from other homeowners. With a delivery auction site, transporting those features to the home is easy too. You could also use those same ideas to sell some of the unwanted items in the process.
Upgrade The Garden
It’s very easy to focus solely on the internal features. In truth, though, the external spaces bring a whole new dimension to the home. Whether it’s dedicating an area for planting flowers or creating a space for playing sports doesn’t matter. Encouraging increased garden time can only have a positive impact.
Projects such as building a summer house or a decking area can actively add value to the property too. Aside from boosting personal experiences and family time, this can make the space ideal for hosting parties and BBQs. Your home will suddenly feel far more fun.
We all take inspiration from magazines, TV shows, and showrooms. However, you mustn’t forget that this is supposed to be a home environment. Adding photographs and family mementoes can be the ideal way to stamp your authority on the home. Even if it’s sporting memorabilia or items related to your hobbies, the positive will show in no time.
Aside from character, you need to consider function. Finding hidden storage via door hooks and similar ideas will help. Going paperless with various bills and becoming more organised should have a big impact too. If nothing else, the increased perceptions of space are telling.
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