Saturday, November 4, 2017


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We all lead busy lives, and this can sometimes mean that we struggle to find the time to work on home improvements. Sometimes a job seems too daunting or time-consuming to be worth doing.Whether you want to jazz up your house before selling and moving on or you just want your home to feel nicer, it can feel like a big task. Fortunately, there are some simple methods that everyone can follow to help refresh their home.

Repaint Inside

Adding a fresh lick of paint to your walls is a great way to breath new life into a room. The current walls don’t need to look old and tatty for this to have a significant effect. Sometimes just changing things up and doing something different is enough to help a room feel refreshed. If you have wallpaper and would prefer not to replace it (as this can get expensive), then instead consider hanging some paintings or wall prints. This can have a similar effect to repainting a room. When painting a room don’t forget to think about what colors you are using. Bathrooms enjoy blues due to their relationship to water and bedrooms prefer warm, comforting colors. Living rooms and dining areas often have bright, welcoming colors used as this makes them an enjoyable place to sit and relax. However, don’t be afraid to experiment and go with a color scheme that you enjoy not one that someone on the internet told you was best.

Repaint Outside

When painting, people often neglect the outside of their house. A lot of homes include some paint outdoors. Whether that is on the garage, a specific wall or their shingles, over time this paint will fade. This is only natural due to the paint continually dealing with varying weather. However, you can make your home look new again by merely repainting those areas. It is usually best to stick to the same color that came before and not to rock the boat too much. However, it is your house, so go with whatever color you prefer. Remember that you will need to buy specialist paint depending on what you are painting. When painting high off the ground be sure to have a second person around to hold the ladder to avoid any falls or dangerous situations.

Fix Broken Things

This might seem obvious, but broken things are often left that way for a while before fixing. Sometimes you just learn to live with it in its damaged state. This is entirely understandable since getting them fixed is hardly going to be the highlight of your week. However, taking some time to get them sorted will help your house feel better, and it will be one less thing that you need to worry about. For example, you might have learned how to live with a broken garage door and have adapted merely around it.If you just take some time to hire a garage door repair company to fix it for you, then it will make your life that much more comfortable.

New Furniture

Replacing old furniture goes a long way towards helping your house feel nicer. Whether you have had that same bed for years or are in need of a new couch, buying a new one will help to lift the room and make your home feel fresher. When picking new furniture make sure that it goes with your current fittings otherwise your room might start to look mismatched. However, if you are feeling adventurous, then you might decide to replace a lot of furniture. This means that you can change the entire feel of your rooms.

New Light Fittings

Getting new light fittings can change the entire feeling of a room. This could include getting some extra free-standing lamps for your sitting room. The additional light that these give in an evening help the room to stay bright and cozy especially on those dark, winter nights. However, you might elect to purchase some new light shades for your fitted lights. This can help to jazz up a room as they are often one of the centerpieces of a room. If you decide to change your current fitted lighting, then getting something like a dimmer can help set the mood during romantic dinners or while snuggling up watching a movie. It can be a simple change that won’t take long to be fitted, but the effect on the room can be massive.

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New Roof

One of the first things you will see about your house is its roof. It sets the tone for a house, and an old tatty looking roof can reflect poorly on you. This could mean that it is an excellent time to reroof your home or at the very least have some maintenance done. Often it won’t need much more than a clean and a few broken tiles replacing. If this is done, then it can prevent worse issues such as leaking or damp. This isn’t only an aesthetic choice but also one that will help increase the value and longevity of your home. It is an investment that is well worth it. Be sure to get professionals for this kind of thing as if you try to DIY then you might do more harm than good, plus this will leave you time to work on other projects.

New Windows

Windows, like anything else, can start to get old and sometimes need replacing. This might be a pragmatic decision based on wanting better glazing to keep your home warm in winter. Or it might be a design based decision as you want some windows that will help you home to look fantastic. Whatever your reasons or decision, getting new windows can help your house look brilliant. They are something that you use daily without even really noticing and they are also one of the first things people see when they visit your home. High quality, well-maintained windows reflect well on their owner, and this is another decision that will help boost the value of your home.

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