Are you thinking of giving your home a visual upgrade? Perhaps you’ve lived there for years and grown tired of its looks, or maybe you’ve just moved in and want to put your own stamp on the place. Either way, there are lots of options that can help transform your humble abode.
Many people are choosing to do just that rather than upping sticks as the average cost of moving soars to around £12,000. You won’t need to spend anywhere near that for many of the options below either.
So if you’re short of ideas, read up on five of the most impactful ways to refresh your home.
Give it a lick of paint
Colour is one of the first things people notice about any room they walk into. It has the power to make a space feel bigger, brighter and more inviting. So if you’re looking to make a big change with minimal effort, then get painting!
Just make sure you choose an appropriate paint type for the room, such as mould-resistant bathroom paint, to keep things looking fresh.
Change the doors
They might not be the obvious choice for a revamp, but doors are still significant features of every room they’re in. If yours are looking worn or out of touch with your interior design, shop around different options such as solid wood, glass panelled and bifold, depending on the area you’re working in.
Don’t forget to invest in some shiny new hinges from suppliers like RS too, and take care with installation to avoid misalignment.
Upgrade the floors
Flooring naturally wears over time, while coloured carpets can soon fade. If your floors are looking a bit dull right now, inject some life with a new material, colour or texture.
Hardwood floors create a classic look while laminates offer a decent, easy-to-clean alternative. Or if you’d prefer to feel carpet underfoot, make sure you invest in good underlay for extra bounce.
Revamp the exterior
Maybe your home just needs a little extra kerb appeal. Everything from its brickwork to the roof, windows and front garden all contribute to your property’s exterior appeal, so target the areas where yours is lacking.
You could feel better by just returning home to a brand-new front door.
Reimagine your outdoor space
The pandemic has seen us rediscover our appreciation for the great outdoors, so the garden is another great area to focus on. Even just neatening up the borders can go a long way – or you could commit to a full renovation.
If you choose the latter option, why not get creative? Garden offices have seen a huge increase in popularity according to Rightmove, for example.
Could any of these options help make you more house-proud?