It does not matter how much you love your home, there are always going to be a few things that you would like to change.
This can be especially true if you have lived there for a number of years. There is nothing wrong with this at all. Sometimes our tastes change, and we would like a splash of more colour (or less) than we would have in previous years.
If you are talking about a family home, then certain rooms start to change their function as your children grow up and potentially move out. And sometimes, it’s because you always meant to get around to making those changes, and you never found the time or energy.
Whatever the reason, it is worth remembering that there are so many different ways that you can put a fresh face on your family home.
Some are pretty major steps, while others can be a lot simpler. With the property market the way it is right now, a lot of people are thinking about staying where they are and investing in alterations and updates instead of selling up and moving somewhere new. So, here are a few ways that you can change things up.
Address Those Long-Standing Wants
When you first move into a new property, you have a to-do list that is separated into “needs” and “wants.” The needs tend to be things like “buy a new boiler” or “set up a home office.”
The “wants” are often those aesthetic changes that would be lovely to do when you have time, and they are the ones that can end up being pushed further and further back along the calendar. If you want your old home to feel new again, go back to the drawing board and think about all those things that you wanted to get around to.
Give Your Home A Fresh Look With New Paint And Decoration
We will get to some of the bigger alterations in a moment, but it can never be underestimated what a massive difference a new coat of paint or a new style of wallpaper can make to the look and feel of your home. Whether you’ve been living with the same colour scheme since you first moved in, or you’ve grown tired of the same old tones, every home can benefit from the kind of facelift that a new look provides.
If you are committing to this, then it is important that you find tradespeople that you can trust to do the job the way you want it. If you are looking for painters and decorators near you, then take a look at MyBuilder. You can post details of your job, then compare quotes from local painters and decorators and look at their reviews from other clients.
Commit To New Appliances
Everyone has at least one major appliance in their home that they have completely run out of patience with. Whether it’s a cooker that has never sustained the right temperature for long enough or a washer-dryer that continues to leave your clothes wet after several cycles, there is always something that you know needs replacing.
Committing to getting a newer model can be the tricky bit. With the current rising prices, a lot of people are thinking twice before committing to a major purchase. However, it is worth keeping in mind that newer models will have a better energy efficiency rating, so they should save you money on your electricity bills.
And when it comes to the washer and dryer, remember that you won’t need to turn it on as often if it is doing the job that it is supposed to.
Try Something New In The Garden
If you are looking for ways that you can make the old feel new again, why not get out in the garden? Your green space provides so many different opportunities, and there are a lot of people who don’t realise just how flexible it can be if you put the work in.
If you have always wondered if you have green thumbs, this is the perfect time to find out, as spring is just around the corner. Think about what colours you would like, or whether you would like to try and grow some vegetables and herbs.
Alternatively, you could think about adding a rocket garden, or if you want to have some friends over, why not add some decking? You could also show your children what the local wildlife is like by making your garden a friendlier space for the creatures that live nearby.
There have also been a lot of stories about how hedgehogs need a little more help right now. A bird bath and a bird feeder will help those feathered friends, as will a hedge that provides plenty of coverage and berries that attract insects.