At the end of each year, many of us make resolutions to improve our lives in the months to come. New year, new you! So why not do the same for your house? If one of your resolutions is to improve your lifestyle, your home needs to be a part of that. After all, you won’t feel much different if your home is still stuck in the doldrums of 2017. Add a new lease of life to your living space with the following ideas that should be added to your list of resolutions.
1. Add renovations that matter
There are loads of ways you can renovate your home, but depending on your budget, you will want to prioritise. On a practical level, you may want to cut down on your utility bills by adding solar panels and double glazing windows. If you want to cut down on your chores in the new year, add some style to your home with easy to clean polished concrete flooring. Got a spare room in your house? Make use of it and turn it into something that will benefit you in 2018. A home gym, a study, or a games room, are just some of the ways you can transform an unused space into something more practical.
2. Out with the old and in with the new
Start the new year with a clear out and get rid of anything you don’t need. This includes the
big closet clearout we mentioned not so long ago, giving your old clothes to charity, and restocking your space with new outfits for the year. You don’t have to spend a fortune, as you may find something that will look good on you at the charity shop. You may also have items you can sell, so if you want to refill your home with some of the latest gadgets and technologies, consider flogging your old stuff on Amazon or eBay.
3. Add a lick of paint
You may not have the money to redecorate your house from top to bottom, but a fresh lick of paint will really make worn and dull areas in your house stand out. Your skirting board, the kitchen cabinets, a set of old bookshelves… the list is endless, and some new colour will breath new life into anything that has become dated over time. Giving a room a brand new colour scheme will also transform your home, so grab a colour wheel and consider your options.
4. Sort out your furniture
Tired of your home’s layout? Then rearrange the furniture, and give each room a brand new look. Alternatively, consider upcycling your furniture, offering a new lease of life to anything that has become redundant or boring to look at. For example, you could turn a tired old coffee table into the centerpiece of your living room, or turn a shabby old chair into something elegant with a little bit of reupholstering. You will be amazed at the difference you can make, giving your home and yourself, a new sense of purpose at very little expense.
5. Accessorise your space
What you buy is up to you, but there are loads of new additions you can add to your home in 2018. You might want to reflect on the past with a framed photo display to relive cherished memories or move into the future with some snazzy wall art. After decluttering your home of anything that no longer resonates with you, redeem the space you have with anything that reflects your personality. Again, you don’t need to buy anything brand new as charity shops may hold some hidden gems, but know your budget and spend accordingly.