Over the last year, we have spent a lot more time at home, one of the things that have come about from this is wanting to improve our homes so we can enjoy all the extra time we are spending there. It is only natural to want to update and upgrade your home as time goes on. Whether that is a small change like Painting a wall or a big change like having a loft conversion. The possibilities are endless and the world is your oyster, it is time to inject your style, flair, and love back into your property.
One of The things that you can do is repaint all of the woodwork. This can be quite a timely task that all you need to do is grab some tins of gloss paint and start. I have a fresh coat of paint and all of your woodwork can give your house a whole new cleaner look. It can make the house look brand-new in the time. If you don’t want to paint the wood or have it as a color you can simply varnish. This keeps the natural wood effect but still gives it a brand-new feel.
One of the bigger changes you can make is to have a loft conversion, this gives you a whole new room in the house. So if you’ve always wanted a home office, a new room for a growing family or a playroom for the children now is the time to have it. When having your loft conversion one of the things you want to make sure you have is a big window. A lot of loft conversions end up having a tiny window and then you lack a lot of natural light. You want to bring in the light as it helps make everything look and feel so much better. What is it is you want to include in your loft conversion is potentially having a soundproofing floor. A lot of the floors tend to be quite thin which means that you can hear all the walking around if any music is playing and can disrupt the rest of the household, read more here on soundproofing floors.
One of the things that can completely change a room without spending too much money is the fabric home decor items. These are things like your curtains, cushions, and rugs. If you have quite neutral walls, this could be beige or white then by changing these different elements in the room you can give it a whole new look without having to change the whole room. You could even have seasonal colors which you change throughout the year. This would give your home a new style to suit each season all year round. You could have read for winter to coincide with Christmas, browns, and oranges for autumn, yellow for summer, and green for spring.
One of the bigger changes you can make is by adding decking in your garden this almost extends your house in a way as it gives you a nice little nook where you can go and enjoy your coffee in the morning. By having decking you can have tables and chairs, comfy cushions, and even a canopy that goes overhead so you aren’t affected by the differing weather. to make it seem cozier you can add a railing around the decking and a little stair that takes you onto the garden. This then also separates more from the garden leaving it to be more part of the home than the outside.
If the decking isn’t for you then you can still elongate your home and make it bigger by adding a conservatory. It gives you a chance to have a fully windowed conservatory that merges your indoor and outdoor spaces and helps you feel closer to nature. With conservatory is a majority of it is glass so it’s important to make sure you have good quality glass, double glazing is the minimum standard but there are so many different ones that you can get now including self-cleaning glass. As it battles the weather elements you want to make sure you have a sturdy and good quality glass so you don’t have to have any risks with it breaking or needing replacing often.
There are two quick and easy changes you can make to your kitchen to make it look brand-new without having it fully refitted. The first change you can make is by getting tile stickers. It may sound basic but there are good quality and fabulous designs that you can use to give your kitchen a whole new look. By pairing this with wood paint for interiors and painting your kitchen cabinets to suit the new style, it can make your kitchen look brand-new. You could even go the extra mile and get new handles for the cupboards so they look like completely different units.
Just like changing the rugs, carpets, and cushions to give your rooms a whole new style. You can take away carpeted floors and introduce wooden floors. It may be that you have beautiful original wooden floors underneath those carpets which you just need to sand down and varnish. But this gives you a neutral starting point which then the rugs can add a new and different look with every change. Wooden flooring is very popular at the moment and doesn’t seem to be going away in the must-have styles for your home.
By looking to incorporate some of the changes and change up your home it can be a much nicer and more inviting place for you to spend your time. As we are also beginning to have restrictions eased and we can start hosting dinner parties and garden parties again, having a whole new style in your home to show off is the perfect introduction back into the social world. It’s not long now until everything should be back to some form of normality and we can enjoy all the little things again. So why not go for some time and effort over the next month or so to make your home a perfect place to base some of the upcoming events of the year.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.