Do you feel as though you’re in a bit of a love hate relationship with your home at the minute? We can understand why you would. One minute it’s just the way you want it, the next, something is going so badly wrong and you’ve just got issue after issue on your hand. Or, perhaps you just hate how outdated it is, and wish that you could click your fingers and it would be nice and modern. Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who thinks that way, but making your home nice and modern isn’t going to be the task you think it is. Sometimes small and subtle changes can make all the difference. But, in some cases, you do need to put in a bit of elbow grease, a few too many pennies, and a lot of stress to get your home the way you want it. But, if the way you want it means that you’re going to fall in love with it, then you might as well go ahead and do them. Plus, it’s going to add so much more value to your home if you’re making improvements that change the look and feel of it! That’s why we’ve put together some big, and some small, home changes that you can make, so see if you’d fall in love with your home again after making them!
Open Plan Kitchen And Dining Room
We’re going to start off big here, because as they say, go big or go home! If you don’t already have one of these, then let us tell you how this is going to completely change your life. We’ll start by warning you, this is a big deal to try and sort, so prepare to dig your hand in your pocket. But, even though it’s expensive, you best believe that it’s going to add a hell of a lot of value to your home if you were to sell it in a few years time. So, an open plan kitchen and diner involves the wall that separates them at the minute being knocked down, and the whole layout of the kitchen being changed. Although this does sound like a lot of work, and it is a lot of work, the outcome is going to benefit you and your family so much. It creates this wide open environment that is perfect for family dinners, or social events. Don’t even get us started on the space it’s going to create in the kitchen, allowing you to move more freely, and have more freedom over what goes where. You could knock the wall through, and extend the kitchen slightly so that the dining room is made smaller, but the space that you need is still there. It will also allow you to have a complete redesign of the kitchen in terms of flooring, kitchen sides, cupboards, and the appliances that you have in there. We get that you might have to spend a lot of time saving for something like this, but it will be more than worth it in the finish!
A Modern Bathroom
We have to admit, in most homes, the bathroom is the area that is last to be renovated, or even just changed in any way. So, it can lead to a bit of an outdated bathroom, which is what no one likes to see. But, to get the bathroom renovated is going to be a lot cheaper than having the open plan kitchen and diner, but it still doesn’t mean that it’s going to be cheap. But, again, it will add a ton of value to your home, and the money you’ll save in the long run will be worth it. All you would need to do is visit a showroom to find out what type of design you like, along with the colours etc, and get a local bathroom installer to do the work for you. You’ll have to pay for both the costs of the parts, the labour, and the installation fee, so make sure you get saving now if this is something you’d be interested in doing. It is so much nicer to be able to shower or bathe in a new new modern bathroom however, so we strongly advise that you consider this rooms renovation.
A Beautiful Garden
It’s such a shame that people forget about the garden. The interior of the home is always the main focus, even though it can be the exterior that brings the most joy. So, you can either make cheap little changes, but ones we know will still be effective, or you can go for the extravagant changes, such as bringing in a landscaper. Considering we’ve already discussed some big changes, we’ll tone it down a notch. All you need to do to have a beautiful garden, is keep it well maintained with the lawn cut a few times a month, and keep it colourful with plenty of pretty flowers. This is minimal effort, and gardening can actually become a hobby. Just simple little things like this really can make a garden look totally different, especially if it was a little bland beforehand. You could also add in little garden ornaments to add a cute vibe, but don’t go over the top. Gardens with too many ornaments can look a little bit creepy, so stick to cute smaller ones, and get yourself a garden furniture set, and the change is complete!
When you first get some new indoor furniture, it’s literally the best thing that will ever happen. All you’ll want to do is jump on it, snuggle up on it, and rearrange the cushions 10 millions times a day so they look perfect. But, the years will go by, and the furniture will become old and grey. So, when it’s time to get a new set, go for something really luxurious. If you want fancy, you should get a hard leather recliner, not the leather that is too spongy that you sink into it. The recliner aspect just adds that comfort level.