Our homes are special. For many of us, they’re a refuge: a place in which to escape the frustrations of everyday living. What are we to do, then, when it’s our home that’s frustrating us?
Well, it depends. But if your annoyances are less to do with where it is and who’s in it, and more to do with how it looks or functions, then a home renovation could be right for you.
Many Brits live in draughty homes – perhaps you’re tired of being one of them? Or maybe you just want to want to feel proud of how your house looks. Whatever your reason for wanting to upgrade your dwelling, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll be sharing some simple ways for you to renovate your home. Stay tuned!
Improve your Energy Rating
Upgrading your home’s energy efficiency can help you reduce your energy bills, make you more comfortable and boost your home’s value (not to mention reduce your carbon footprint). Here are a few simple ways to make your home more eco-friendly:
- Install double glazing
- Insulate your walls and loft
- Replace your boiler
- Upgrade your radiators to more recent models
Use More light
When you’re indoors, light plays a huge role in how spacious and welcoming your home feels. If you feel like you aren’t getting enough light in your rooms, you could simply install some larger windows that will let more through.
However, this process can be quite expensive. Don’t worry if your budget isn’t up to the task. Instead, you can use different paint colors in order to create the illusion of light. This works because whiter paints reflect more sunlight, making your rooms appear brighter.
Improve your bathroom
When it comes to home renovations, many people shy away from the bathroom. It’s easy to see why: making changes to bathroom elements can seem like a more complicated job than for other rooms in the house. But you shouldn’t let this stop you.
You don’t need to completely rejig your plumbing. There are many smaller, cosmetic improvements that you can make, such as changing the flooring, updating the cabinets and mirrors, or adding some patterns and colors to the décor.
Upgrade curb appeal
You may be tempted to spend all of your renovation efforts on your home’s interior. Yet, how your home looks from the outside makes a huge difference in how desirable it is.
From sprucing up the front door area and tidying up the lawn, to creating entirely new outside spaces, there are plenty of ways that you can make the outside of your home more appealing.
What’s your favorite part of the house to work on? Let us know in the comments section!