For whatever reason, it’s easy for our living spaces to become stuck in a rut. Over time, as interior designs trends change and we accumulate items, our homes can become uninspiring and cluttered. Luckily, there are plenty of ideas for homeowner to revitalise their living quarters and add value to their biggest asset in the process. Read these tips to discover four great ways to revamp your home.
1. Add square footage
For those wanting to make a significant investment to their homes, adding extra floor area is a great idea. It will change the way you live in and enjoy the space and will also help you command a higher price for your home when it’s time to sell. Adding square footage can be as simple as converting the garage, or it can involve an extension at the side of the home to create a second living area. Other options include adding a purpose-built modular granny flat using an expert service such as Pop Blocks to provide separate, self-contained living spaces for relatives or kids. Whichever option you choose, there is no doubt that adding more space is a drastic and rewarding way to improve your home.
2. Rethink cushions, rugs, and other decor
Changing up your interior decor is one of the easiest ways to refresh the feel of your space. It’s time to rethink cushion, throws, window furnishings and bedding. Use no more than five colours in your home, choosing three main colours. Remember that neutral colours help lighten a space. Old couches will also benefit from reupholstering, and adding an area rug will help to anchor furniture such as a coffee table and couches to create a distinct sitting zone. Make sure to include at least one tall item in a room, such as a standing feature lamp, bookshelf or even a vase on a standing pedestal. Artwork also draws the eye upwards, helping to provide height, balance and visual interest to the space.
3. New floors
As the floors are one of the largest surfaces in any home, replacing them will completely change the feel of any room. Think timber for a timeless traditional feel, new carpets for cosiness and warmth and bamboo to create a modern and minimalist space. For those on a budget, even fresh new vinyl flooring will completely change the look and feel of your home. Even if you don’t have the budget to completely replace flooring, old timber can be sanded and polished for a fresh, new feel, and tired carpet can be professionally steam cleaned to remove stains and lift the pile.
Whether you paint the exterior of your home to boost its street appeal or paint the internal walls to lighten them up, never underestimate the impact of a fresh coat of paint. Repainting tired colour schemes or scuffed and dirty walls can make your home look fresh and new almost instantly. Painting can completely change the mood of a property. If you’re willing to do the painting yourself, this process can also be very affordable, while adding value to the property.
These are just a few ways to revamp your home. What other makeovers have you given your home that has transformed its look and feel? Share your homeowner tips with a comment.
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