We’ve got the best part of a year ahead of us and many of us are starting to consider home improvements we want to make over the next ten months or so. Home improvements almost always prove to be a worthwhile investment of time, money and energy. At the end of the day, these are our living spaces and they’re where we spend a whole lot of our time - this is particularly true since the start of the pandemic. You’re going to want to make sure that this space is comfortable, enjoyable to spend time in and looks great in a way that matches your needs and preferences. You’re also going to want to make sure your home is functional to give you the best use of it. Finally, your home tends to be the biggest financial investment you make in your life. For most people, rent and mortgage payments are their biggest monthly outgoing. If you own your home, you’re going to want to maintain its value. If you rent, you’re going to want to get your deposit back at the end of your tenancy. Here are just a few ways that you can achieve all of this with some home improvement projects!
When it comes to home improvements, all too many people jump the gun. They’ll immediately start thinking of huge DIY projects that will take weeks to complete and completely change the look and feel of your home. But it’s important to remember that the first, and perhaps most important, thing you should when trying to improve your home is to start out by decluttering the space. This in itself will make all the difference to your home, creating a more open, clear and less overwhelming living space for you to spend time in. It also then allows you to engage with the bigger home improvements without having to tackle mess and clutter along the way. When you decide to declutter you can remove unnecessary belongings from your home, freeing up space and reducing the amount of items surrounding you. It’s a simple and straightforward process, as long as you follow the steps below.
We all tend to have cleaning routines that help us to keep on top of the state of our homes. We wipe down worksurfaces in the kitchen, dust shelves in our bedrooms and living rooms, vacuum the carpets, mop the floors and complete a whole host of other day to day tasks to live in a hygienic and presentable home. However, every once in a while, it is important to conduct a deep clean that will make all the difference to our living space. A deep clean is what makes your home really sparkle, targeting all of the areas you miss during your regular cleaning routine. Tasks can vary greatly. From using professional carpet cleaning services to deep cleaning the toilet, using DUCTZ to clean your ducts and vents, wiping down skirting boards, cleaning the inside of your oven and so much more. Make a list of deep cleaning tasks to complete and make sure to get them done before carrying on with any further and more major changes with your property.
Painting and Decorating
Painting and decorating can make a big visual change to your home. A fresh lick of paint will make a huge difference to the state of your walls - even if you stick to the same colour that’s already there. You may even want to change your colour scheme, completely changing the look and feel of your property. Of course, you can paint and decorate yourself. You will have to invest in supplies like rollers and paint and you should also invest in floor covers. Alternatively, use a professional painter decorator to lift the weight from your shoulders.
Another more major option is renovations. These will require planning permission and you will have to call in the help of an architect. Renovations change the whole look and feel of your home. Popular renovations include:
As you can see, there are so many different ways that you can change and improve upon your home. Consider which best suit you and you should be able to see vast improvements in no time.
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