Have you been thinking about making some changes to your home? Maybe you walk around all of the time, noting down in your mind the little changes that you would make here and there. Or, perhaps there are some bigger changes that you would like to make, and you’re just trying to work up the confidence to make them. Well, take this as your sign to take the plunge and start making some changes as soon as you can.
Your home should work for you. It should be the place that you look forward to going, it should feel like it belongs to you, and it should generally be the place that you feel safest also. If it’s not feeling like this right now, then we recommend you start getting those changes in place sooner rather than later, ensuring that it starts to feel this way soon. In this article, we’re going to be taking a look at some of the things that you can do to achieve this goal, so keep reading if you are interested in learning more.
Start In The Kitchen
The first piece of advice that we have got for you is that you should start in the kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of the home, and it’s important that you are happy to spend time in here, which let’s face it, is not going to happen if it’s old and outdated. So, instead of letting that happen, you are going to need to plan out how you can make your kitchen into somewhere beautiful that you are happy to spend time in.
Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is getting an entirely new kitchen, but that’s just not feasible for most people because of the price tag that comes with it. If you can swing this, then by all means we hope that you enjoy your sparkly new kitchen because that’s super exciting. However, don’t be upset if you can’t afford this because you can still turn your kitchen into something darling. Make some simpler swaps like swapping out the cupboard fronts for something entirely new, and redoing the countertops. They’re not massive changes, but they have a massive impact which is the important thing.
Move To The Bathroom
Once you are done with your kitchen, we recommend moving into the bathroom. The poor bathroom often gets left out of home renovation plans and changes, but we don’t think that this is fair. Your bathroom is just as important to your home as anywhere else, so you need to be treating it as such. Get in there and think about what your ideal bathroom would look like, while considering your budget at the same time.
Perhaps you want some new flooring if yours is worn down and looks like it has seen better days. As well as this, you can then add some new vanity units, a new mirror on the wall, change the color of the space, and add some fresh lighting. This will all create a beautiful modern aesthetic. Once you have sorted that, you can then decide what kind of shower and bath you want. Some people would prefer a wet room where there are no barriers, and the whole room is basically one big shower, whereas others prefer to be able to have a bath. Think carefully about whether you want a fitted or a freestanding tub if this is what you want and then get to work on creating that bathroom.
There are plenty of different inspiration ideas on sites like Pinterest if you find yourself struggling at any point.
Sort Out Your Garden
We also recommend that you get your head down and start sorting out your garden as soon as you can. The longer that you leave your garden to be an overgrown nightmare, the more difficult it is going to be to get it sorted, and the more likely it will be that you have to hire someone to come and take over for you. But, you’re not defeated just yet so it’s time to go and get your mower out, working your way through the forest that has accumulated. Tackle all of the weeds, get the grass down to a more manageable level, and basically try to tame whatever is out there.
Once you have everything looking neat and tidy, you can then go on to plant flowers, add a patio, add some furniture, and make the space look nice. It might take some time to get everything to come together, but it will be worth it when you can sit outside and enjoy the sun rather than fear looking out the window.
Repaint The Siding
If the exterior of your home has seen better days, then you are going to need to do something about this. You can’t just let the outside of your home look run down because you can’t be bothered to sort this out, that’s not fair. It gives people a bad impression of your home if your siding is all cracked and flaky, in the same way that you would likely judge someone else for the same thing.
So, you need to get some outside paint and get to work. Make sure that it’s a color you like as this is going to be on your home for a long time. Be aware that it’s going to take a few coats and then a top coat, so it’s not a quick job and then you’re done. It might even be best to hire a professional to do this for you just to be on the safe side. It involves a lot of balance, and it’s quite taxing as well.
Fix Any Issues That Need Doing
If you know that there are issues and repairs that need sorting in your home, why haven’t you sorted them yet? It’s an important question because everyone knows that you should be taking care of things that crop up, as they crop up. You shouldn’t leave them to get worse, and then potentially cause more problems as they do. It’s a nightmare when this happens, and you end up spending more money fixing the issue than you would have in the first place, which makes it even more frustrating.
There are some repairs that you can do yourself, and there are others where you are going to need professional help. For example, if there is a problem with the electricity in your home then you’re going to need to call someone who offers electrical services. Never, ever be that person who tries to sort this out yourself with no experience because you are likely to either hurt yourself or make the problem worse. Neither of these is ideal, so it’s best to just leave it to those who know what they are doing.
Repaint Your Walls
This might sound super basic, but it actually has a massive impact on the home overall. The color of the walls says a lot about a person, and it’s important that you understand that. What kind of vibe are you hoping for your home to give off? Because this is the question you need to ask yourself when choosing colors. When someone walks into your living room, what do you want them to feel? Do you want them to feel comfortable? Happy? Safe? There are different colors for each of these, so you need to think carefully.
Purchase New Furniture
In order to take your home from drab to darling, you’re going to need to get some new pieces of furniture in your home. They don’t have to be anything fancy, but they do need to bring that little extra something to the room. If you go online, you should be able to find some great deals on pieces that would work well in your home, which is always a bonus.
Sofas, chairs, coffee tables, whatever you want, we’re sure that you can find them. It doesn’t have to be expensive to purchase furniture if you know where to look, or if you know how to get good deals. Trust us when we say though, that new furniture really makes an entire room as long as you have designed it well which we’re sure that you will do.
So there you have it then, these are some of the things that you can do to take your home from drab to darling. It’s time that you start putting a little bit of effort into the place that you call home, turning it into somewhere that you love, and are proud of. It’s going to take a little time to get everything to come together, but overall it’s going to be worth every single second that you spend sorting this out, and every single penny that you spend. We wish you the very best of luck and hope that it turns out the way that you are seeing it in your head right now.