2021 is well underway now so there’s no excuse not to make a start on your home improvement resolutions and give your property a bit of a freshen up. Here are five ideas to get you started:
Add Some Colour
Brightening up your home doesn’t have to be a big job or particularly expensive. Perhaps you could add some artwork to the blank walls and draw out the colours in the pieces using soft furnishings, like a rug or some sofa cushions. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could consider installing a panel of stained glass into your front door to add a sense of curb appeal and allow the light to dance through your hallway in various colours.
Have a Clear Out
Sometimes you don’t need to do a lot in terms of DIY to spruce up your home, it might just take a bit of a clear out. Get rid of some of the clutter and be ruthless; if you haven’t used something in a year or so, the chances are you probably won’t need it. By trashing or selling some of your unused items, you will clear up some space and make the place feel a lot bigger.
Update Your Kitchen
Get in touch with a bespoke fitted kitchen company if you’re looking to full revamp your kitchen. However, it might just be a case of replacing some of your appliances, changing the cupboard doors or giving the walls a fresh coat of paint. In most homes, the kitchen is one of the main hubs, so it’s definitely worth investing a bit of time (and money) in making it a space that you can be proud of.
Install Smart Home Technology
Automated technology can really help you cut costs in your home, so it’s something to consider. For example, you could install a smart thermostat that allows you to adjust your heating from your phone or tablet. This is great because it means that if you leave the house having forgotten to switch off the heating, you can do so remotely and not pay unnecessary heating costs.
Put Up Some Mirrors
Mirrors are great for bouncing light around a room and making space feel more spacious. You’ll probably be able to find a second-hand mirror, so you won’t have to spend a lot to achieve your goal. Some of them have very beautiful frames which will improve your décor at the same time.
Update Your Window Cover
Updating your current window treatments can be one of the simplest and most important — and often overlooked — design renovation you can make in a home. A made to measure blind can offer a seamless fit that accompanies a plethora of aesthetic benefits to any room, such as colour, style, and personality.
They can also provide various vital functional benefits such as protecting your privacy, control of the amount of light and heat that enters your home (helping you save money on energy bills at the same time) and simply improving your comfort throughout your property.