For most people, the family home is a place of private sanctuary and peace from the hubbub of the outside world. However, if you stay in the same house for any measure of time, it’s almost inevitable the structure, fixtures, and fittings will end up looking tired.
If you’re looking for simple, fast, and great-value ways to upgrade your home that will also add extra value, below are some tips you could try.
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Change your wallpaper or paint your interior walls
Surely one of the very easiest and most cost-effective ways to completely transform the interior of your home is to add a lick of paint or change your wallpaper. The ambiance and feeling a room can create are very much the sum of its parts, and changing the color or patterns on the walls of a room can lift the overall mood.
As a general rule, neutral, bright colors are normally best – perhaps accentuated with a feature wall or some striking paintings or photos.
Invest in new curtains or window coverings
It may sound like the most insignificant change you could make to a room, but windows play a vital role in any space and are the source of your natural light. By using quality blinds and curtains to accentuate the windows, you could completely change the feeling a room creates. Good curtains can accentuate and frame a nice view, while adding blinds will help with privacy.
Spend some time and money on your front door
For visitors to your home, your front door can create an immediate impression of what to expect inside. If your front door looks shabby or tired, consider changing it for another. Or, if you want an easier and cheaper option, just repaint it in a more welcoming color.
Buy new carpets or think about different flooring materials
Much like the idea of the walls in your home serving to add ambiance to a room, so choosing different flooring materials can alter how a room feels. Most design experts suggest choosing relatively plain flooring – simple carpets, wood, tile, or stone work well – which can then be accentuated by (and add focus to) your choice of furniture, fixtures, and fittings.
Think about the impression your garden makes
Probably the first thing any visitor to your home will notice is the state of your garden – for better or for worse. An untidy or unkempt area outside your home will give the impression of a slightly disorganized or unclean interior, so take a second to look impartially at how your garden looks and consider making changes.
Garden renovations could be as simple as cutting the grass, tidying up edges and adding plants right up to thinking about total redesigns with garden zoning.
Change your roofing materials
Another aspect of a home that is so often overlooked is your choice of roofing and/or tiling. Spending more money on new roof coverings – perhaps in completely different colors to the current ones – could totally change the exterior of your home.