House & Garden

Tips And Tricks To Innovate And Renovate Your Old Home

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No matter how respectful you and your family may be of your home, age eventually takes it toll. Doors start to squeak, cabinet doors start to come off their hinges, and once-popular designs around your home start to look dated. It’s probably time to get stuck into interior design and renovate your home. Whether you’re looking to sell or not, letting a house fall into disrepair is never a smart idea. Here are tips and tricks to help you innovate and renovate your old home into something brand new.

Planning.

You need to figure out what kind of project this is going to be. If you have a small renovation in mind, based on the plan you’ve created, and you think that the tasks are within your DIY capabilities then you might only need to enlist the help of some friends. Of course, if you’ve got a big renovation project in mind then you might want to look into specialist renovation builders to help you look at what needs to be done and how it should be done. Either way, the important thing is that you tackle this renovation job properly, whether you enlist help or not. Tackling a home renovation isn’t like putting up a shelf in your bathroom; if you mess up then it can be costly. Make sure you’ve planned ahead and you know what you’re doing.

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Lighting and furnishing.

Light is such an important element in the home. We focus on furnishings, colours, cleanliness, and general themes when we design our homes, but we forget one of the most important things when it comes to the aesthetic of a house. Natural lighting can create a powerful effect in a room if it’s utilised correctly. This could be an excuse to give your walls a fresh coat of white paint; white reflects light, and that could really help to brighten rooms around your home. All the other aspects of your home that you want to accentuate will flourish under better lighting, so this is more important to the renovation than you might think.

Mirrors are also a useful tool when it comes to reflecting light in a room, and they double up as practical and aesthetically-pleasing additions to an otherwise plain room. Renovation is all about using a minimal amount of things to the maximum effect possible. The modern age is all about using less to create a greater impact. You want to be minimising on your clutter and replacing old junk with fewer things that still add far more to your home. When it comes to furnishing a room, you need to think about how something will hold both a practical and a design-based purpose.

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Don’t forget the garden.

An often-neglected but vital component of your renovation project is the garden. This outdoor space has a huge effect on the first impression of your home, as the exterior is the first thing you’ll see. Of course, it can be more than that; your garden can be your outdoor living room if renovated correctly. You could get a pergola or a gazebo to create a gathering zone for garden parties or small get-togethers with all your closest friends and family. A patio area with comfortable seating and a dining table for meals on warm evenings is also a great way to get you and the family using your garden more.

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