Every so often, your home needs a bit of a revamp. The beauty of owning a home is that you’re able to do whatever you want to it. After all, it’s yours to make your own. With that being said, you want to spend a bit of time on your home and throughout the year, add or update your spaces. You may want to focus on multiple areas at once or perhaps elements throughout the home. It could be something you focus on one at a time. However you do it, here are seven tips to revamping your home.
Play Around With The Room’s Layout
With the layout of the room, it’s always good to play around with the furniture in it. The furniture you may have placed when you first moved in has been in one place and perhaps just that one place only. However, you may not have thought about all the different ways the space could be used and laid out. You may find that when you start to rearrange the furniture, you notice that you could fill up the space a little better. Perhaps you can even save space and create a whole new area for you to play with and incorporate more furniture or features.
Rearranging the furniture is a great activity to do and what makes it even better is that you’re able to do it for the cost of nothing. If anything, you might find that some furniture might be ready to go and you could always sell that furniture if needed.
Throw Out Anything Broken Or Worn
When it comes to revamping your home, try to throw out anything that might not be useful anymore. You could have items of furniture or decor that are actually broken and aren’t providing much use whatsoever. The problem with our homes is that we can often collect clutter and things that don’t serve much use in the property. With that being said, it might be worth looking around your home and seeing what’s still being used and what might not really be needed anymore. It means that you can make a space that’s more minimal in its appearance or you’re making more room for other new furniture that you intend to buy.
There are some things that might be fixed, and if you really like an armchair or piece of furniture that could be upholstered, this is something worth doing.
Do A Check Of Your Windows
Windows and doors are important parts of the home because they keep your property secure. They’re also the most vulnerable because they’re not bricks and mortar. That’s why it’s important to always do a check of your windows to make sure that they’re all still secure. You may find that they’re not and that perhaps some of them need replacing. You should be looking to upgrade your windows every twenty to twenty-five years depending on the quality of the windows you picked out. Most recent additions are likely to be triple-glazed, and these can provide a lot of extra insulation for your home.
It’s always worth splurging out a little more for your windows and doors, especially as they keep up the security of your home. There are plenty of replacement windows available, so make sure you do your research on the best ones for your property specifically.
Buy Seasonal Soft Furnishings
If you’re not looking to spend a lot of money but you do want to revamp your home somewhat, then you might benefit from buying some soft furnishings that you can change seasonally. Whether you’re making it festive for the holidays or you’re changing them depending on the type of weather you have outside, soft furnishings are an affordable option. Whether you’re switching up the cushions on your couch or buying new bed sheets for your bedrooms, there’s so many different styles and seasonal options out there.
It also provides a lot less hassle on your part when it comes to decorating the space. By keeping your walls and floors neutral, you can simply switch out the soft furnishings as and when it’s needed.
Incorporate More Light & Color
Light and color are definitely something that’s important when it comes to transforming a space. As humans, we love visually stimulating spaces, and when a room has an assortment of colors, combined with lighting, it can make for a much more enjoyable experience. Think about what your room or rooms might be missing. It could be that you need some more artwork on the walls or that you need to incorporate more soft furnishings within the space to give it some more character.
With the lighting, it could be a case of removing anything that’s blocking that natural light from coming in. You might find it useful to add in artificial lighting that mimics natural light, especially when it comes to rooms that don’t get much daylight. With lighting, try to play around with the brightness and levels of brightness you have. Consider the warmth of these lights and whether you want the option of adding color to the lighting too. Whether that’s through smart LED lights or the lamp shade colors themselves.
Focus On Your Exterior Space
Exterior space like your garden and the outside of your property is often neglected. However, it’s a great space to focus on because it’s the first thing your guests see when they arrive. It might be that your property would benefit from an exterior paint job? If the exterior has elements that are different from brick, like wood for example, then you might want to think about treating this material too. The windows and doors might need a scrub down and perhaps a spot of paint on them to give them a fresh, new appearance.
When it comes to your exterior space, you may want to look at the garden area. You may find that landscaping your garden might be due or it could just be a matter of replanting some shrubs and plants around the space. You may wish to add some decking or even a few water features. Again, even though you might not be a gardener, you can still add something new to the outdoor space.
Do Mini Renovations Where Needed
Mini renovations can often be a little more affordable than completely renovating a room. There are rooms in the home that certainly see a lot more action than others. The bathroom and kitchen areas are often the ones that see the most wear and tear. However, no every space needs a total transformation and instead, you might just need to tweak a few things. For example, your kitchen might just need an update of the cabinets by sanding them down and painting them a different color?
You may want to look at incorporating a new sink for the bathroom or perhaps switching up the tiles around your shower or bath area. There are small additions and updates that you can make to these areas to make it look brand new. You may not need to transform the entire space in order to create a significant transformation. So where it’s possible, do mini renovations in order to help save money and the hassle of being without your bathroom or kitchen for a long period of time.
These seven tips should hopefully give you some inspiration for revamping your home. Whether it’s a budget-friendly change of rearranging your furniture or replacing the windows, pay attention to your home this year.