House & Garden

Making Your Home Feel Brand New

Everybody gets bored of their home after a while. Perhaps you started taking your household’s aesthetic for granted once it felt “normal”, or perhaps you simply fell out of love with your home once it started to look outdated and worn out. The key to reigniting that spark you once felt for your humble abode is to turn it into a brand new home. Here are some pieces of advice to help you with that.

Spruce up the exterior.

The garden is the outdoor room of the house, in a sense. If you want to make your home feel brand new then the best way to do so is to utilise a previously neglected outdoor space. Yes, you might mow the lawn now and then, but you have to ask yourself whether you put any real effort into the appearance of your garden. You could plant some flowerbeds to add some colour and vibrancy to this natural space but that’s only the first of many improvements you could make to your garden. Focus on the man made aspect of this outdoor space. A patio area could tie your garden together nicely. You could set up a few cushioned chairs, a dining table, and perhaps even some shelter to keep all your furnishings protected from the weather.

Of course, the garden is only one part of your “outdoor home”. You need to think about ways in which you can improve the appearance of your property’s exterior. This is the first impression your home makes on you and any potential guests you might have. You want to get that first impression just right. You might want to look into roof painting services to help restore this part of your house. Essentially, you should be aiming to update any faded aspects of your home’s exterior. Repainting your front door can help too. Making the front of your house look more vibrant is a good idea. A few plant pots or flowers on the front porch could help with this, as could a nicely-paved walkway leading up to your home.

Convert unused space.

Another project that could make your house feel brand new is a conversion project. Think of all the unused potential in your house. You might have an attic, garage, or spare room that serves as nothing more than storage space for all your excess possessions. Why not declutter and convert one of those rooms into something else? You could essentially create a brand new house by adding a room that extends your home into something more. There’s no need to build that conservatory; save some money and convert your garage into a man cave or your attic into an extra bedroom. These improvements will increase the value of your home if you ever want to sell it in the future.

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Update your walls and flooring.

The best improvements you can make to your home are often the simplest. Focus on your walls and flooring if you want your home to look brand new. Repaint the walls a shade of white or another light colour that will naturally make rooms in your house feel brighter; painted walls also feel a little more modern than wallpaper. And the same goes for your flooring; opt for timeless wooden floorboards over carpets. Carpets become tatty and faded over time.

 

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