Love your home again
Our homes grow tired over the years. You might do a little to keep it in good shape but if it feels like there’s something missing in yuour home it might be time to think about making a change. Before you jump to putting your home on the market, think about whether renovating or redecorating will help you love it again.
Renovation doesn’t mean you need to start knocking down walls or ripping out kitchen cupboards. You could renovate slowly, making small changes room by room. You might want to upgrade some older aspects of the house first, or look at areas of your home that you don’t use to their full potential or could do with re-working to suit your family needs. This will help to freshen up the place and make you fall back in love with your home.
Here are three ideas for renovating your home:
Fix up the bedroom
After a long day, the last thing you want to do is to go upstairs and crash on an uncomfortable bed in a room that doesn’t leave you feeling relaxed and comfortable. Your bedroom should be the warmest and most inviting space in the house. The good news is that you can update your bedroom with a few simple changes, and they don’t need to be expensive either. You might choose to repaint the walls or introduce some new decorations, or you could invest in a new mattress or bed frame for a big statement. Don’t underestimate the power of sleeping in a supportive bed.
Do more with your garden
Improving your garden is a crucial renovation project and one that can make a huge difference to the way you feel about your home. With life as busy as it is we often don’t spend enough time or energy on our gardens and outdoor spaces, so showing yours some love can really make a big improvement. Whether you want to create a cosy space with flowers tumbling over trellice and fairy lights around, or something modern and practical like artificial grass, our gardens can become an extra, usable space. A patio area with cushioned seating, a dining table, and perhaps even a gazebo could be the perfect start to an outdoor living room.
If you love to grow your own fruit and vegetables, or want to start, it’s worth checking out companies like South West Greenhouses for brand new greenhouses. Not only could a greenhouse be a beautiful addition to your outdoor space but it’s also the perfect place to grow plants or vegetables. Starting projects such as growing a bed of flowers or a strawberry patch could be the kick you need to start spending more time in your garden. You’ll need to frequently water your flowers, plants, vegetables, or whatever else you grow, which means more time outside which is good for your health.
Convert the garage
Another project that you should definitely consider if you’re low on space is a garage conversion. After owning a house for many years and with a growing family, our homes can often feel like they’re shrinking in size! As your family gets bigger, possessions start to mount up and everybody in the family feels as if they’re tripping over each other. Sometimes you need a little more breathing (and living) space.
Something that’ll help you achieve just that is a garage conversion. You could create a second living room, essentially, and give people a little more space to relax in the house. You could create another bedroom if you’re in need of one, or make an adults-only zone – or go the other way and create an amazing playroom for the kids. The garage doesn’t just have to be a storage space for DIY kits and old boxes of belongings. Turn it into a brand new room and make more of your home’s potential.
What would you renovate?
I hope you’ve found this post useful – it’s definitely got me thinking about what we’d love to change in the future with our home. What would you renovate, if you had the chance?
This was a collaborative post.