Monday, July 29, 2019

Top Tips For Improving The Appearance Of Your Home

Taking pride in your home is something that you can do regardless of whether you own the property or whether you rent. The more you spend not just money but in time and effort will end up turning your home into a place that you can enjoy to the fullest. Here are some top tips for improving the appearance of your home.

Focus On The Smaller Things
It’s surprising, but the biggest differences when improving the appearance of your home can be the smaller things. Everyone has that list of things to fix in the home that just get put off or put on a number of to-do lists that never actually see the light of day again, remaining crumpled up in the back of a kitchen drawer. However, if you can fix these odd jobs around the home, it can end up transforming the home, even if you’ve ended up doing very little work in the process. These small things might be cleaning off the limescale build-up around taps and shower glass. It could be removing old grout from bathroom or kitchen tiles and replacing it with a fresh one. From loose screws that need tightening in the cupboard to broken furniture, work on the small things that don’t cost that much to fix before attempting to spend more money.

Replace Worn Windows And Doors
Doors and windows can get pretty worn down over time as it’s these fixtures in the home that tend to get the most usage. If you get yourself quality doors and windows, they can end up lasting you a lifetime, so this is one area of home improvement that is worth splurging on. When looking for a window replacement company, it’s a good idea to do your research. Some will be good, and like any other business, some will be made. Look at their website carefully and seek out the review section of previous customers. Take bad reviews with a pinch of salt, but if they are mostly negative or look like they’ve not been written by a customer, then it might be a good idea to look elsewhere. When it comes to the type of window pane, you should aim for triple glazing or double glazing at least if triple is out of your budget range.

When it comes to your doors, you want thicker doors where possible so that it helps retain the heat in your home. Go for paint and finishes that are going to be durable against everyday use and the more fireproof they are the better. No one would wish for anything to happen that could damage their property, but safety should always be considered when purchasing things for your home.

Add A Splash Of Colour
Colour can really impact the feel of your rooms, and over the years, paint can chip, scuff and fade to a shade that might not be as bright or bold as it once was. Painting your walls or adding wallpaper can certainly be a cheap and easy way of completely changing your room’s look, and it’s also a fun thing that you can do with your partner or household. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different colours and always do a patch test before you start painting the whole wall. Shades can tend to look different both in the day and evening, and you don’t want to go ahead and spend all that time painting a colour that the next day in the light looks completely different. Take your time with painting, and when it comes to working with wallpaper, be precise in applying it so that you don’t create too much of a mess.

Choose A Theme For Every Room
When decorating your home, every room should ideally have a theme. This gives you the opportunity to get creative, but it also allows you to create a different vibe and atmosphere to every room in the property. For example, you may want a rustic living and dining space but a more modernised kitchen area. Your bedroom might have blackout blinds, low-level lighting while your office space has a lot of natural light and warm, bright lighting. The decision making is down to you but the more variety you add in your home, the more you’ll enjoy living in every room of your house.

Soft Furnishings Add A Cosy Atmosphere
Soft furnishings can certainly had a comfort feeling to your home. From throws to cushions, adding these little touches in each of your living spaces can elevate it to a new level of cosy. Having the right atmosphere in each room is important, so make sure you reflect that with plenty of furnishings. You can keep the walls bare and inject some colour through the cushion covers. These can save you money if you have different covers that you can change over each season. By doing this, you also give that refreshed look that can make your space look brand new again with very little effort on your part.

Incorporate Some Indoor Nature
Indoor nature has certainly become a feature in many people’s homes over the past few years. There’s something about plants and flowers in the home that can boost your mood and to lift the energy in a room. They also make for a really nice decor! When it comes to picking out the right plants for the space, think about what that plant needs to survive. Some of your rooms like the bathroom may not have a window and therefore, you need a plant who can survive in the dark but will be ok with a lot of moisture. Think about the size and how much care and attention you can give to it. You can get plenty of indestructible plants that take a very little amount of time to tend to.

Remember The Exterior
One thing that many of us can forget about with the home is your exterior. It’s the first thing your guests see, so why not spend some time on boosting it’s kerb appeal? Focus on the space that you do have, rather than wishing you had something different. No matter how big or small it may be, there’s always something you can do with it. Plant some new flowers or create a more defined outdoor space using bushes, planting trees or installing some fencing. These all create more privacy for you to enjoy your outdoor space. Fix or replace any broken outdoor decor and splurge on some new outdoor furniture so that you can entertain your guests.

Give Your Home A Name
There’s nothing more personal than giving your home a name. It might mean that you need to change your address for your mail officially, but there’s something special about giving your home something that reflects you and your household. Whether that’s your last name or something that’s personal and that means a lot, design a plaque that can go on the outside of your property for the neighbors and the rest of the world to see as they walk or drive past.

A home is always a work in progress, and there’s probably plenty around your home that you can do to improve it and to make you fall in love with it all over again. So look at your home and start jotting down ideas of what you can do for your own home to improve its appearance. Remember that it’s not all about the interior but the exterior too!