No matter how long you have lived in your home whether a few months or many years, it’s always possible that from time to time you find that things are getting a little stale. Maybe you are tired of looking at the same old carpets and pictures on the wall; perhaps the layout of the home hasn’t changed since the day you moved in.
Now is the time to consider making changes to make your home feel fresh and new again. Here are some handy tips and ideas.
Make Your Kitchen the Heart of the Home
For most of us the kitchen is usually the hub of the home; the place where family and friends gather to share a bite to eat along with the latest news and gossip and where many a problem is discussed and solved. Your kitchen should be a place where you love to be but if it is outdated or no longer suitable for purpose why not consider brand new Bespoke kitchens in Stockport. Go for one that is tailored to your personal tastes – and that fits with the space you currently have. A professionally installed kitchen, with top quality units and the latest appliances will truly be the heart and pride of your home.
Go For Instant Kerb Appeal
The way you view the exterior of your home can dramatically affect how you feel. If your outside space is looking tired and neglected then why not spruce it up with a few well-placed pots of colourful flowers or shrubs and replace broken fencing or paving? Paint your front door a bright, modern colour and invest in some stylish door furniture.
Improve Your Outdoor Space
You don’t need to spend a fortune on landscaping. Improve your garden or patio with a few subtly placed outdoor lights to enhance a favourite spot. Solar lighting is relatively inexpensive and can highlight and brighten anywhere you care to put it. Replace or repair worn garden furniture. Adorn outdoor seating with bright and comfortable cushions and throws. Knock down that old garden shed to gain extra yardage or convert it into a summer house, hobby room or outdoor office.
Convert Unused Areas
Many homes, even newer builds, will have parts of the house that are mostly unused for many reasons, the most common one being that a family member has left home. Instead of leaving that room to gather dust as a storage area why not utilise it as a hobby room for example? An attic can be converted into a teenager’s den or playroom while a basement can be turned into extra living space. Basement kitchens are increasingly popular, especially where the cellar space equals the entire square footage of the lower floor of the house.
Many of us have too much stuff nowadays, and the thought of coming home to a house full of clutter can get you down. Be bold and declutter. Set aside a day or a weekend for the job and tell the rest of the household what your intentions are; they may even join in! Start with what you see the most of; books, magazines and toys then work through the whole house including the wardrobes. Be ruthless and throw away, recycle or give to charity those items that are never used..
Refresh your Decor
You could go the whole hog and completely redecorate the entire house in the latest colours and styles. But often a simple lick of paint, even using the same colours you already have, is all you need to freshen up your decor.
Whether you economise or blow the budget, there are a host of ideas to make you fall in love with your home again.