Homes, just like people and cars, can do with a refresh or tune-up once in a while. It’s the natural state of things for grime or dirt to build, and for things to become in relative disarray. Of course, some homes will be suffering much more from a lack of attention, even someone with a keen eye for cleaning, taking care of their homes and loving their abodes with all of their heart can also suffer from their homes needing a refresh once in a while.
Although to use the term ‘suffer’ isn’t quite as accurate as it may seem. Restoring a home to its former glory due to age, or potential weather damage can be a fun opportunity. It can leave you with the potential of creating something greater, something you might enjoy deeper with much more creative control. Some haven’t had the true opportunity of doing this since they moved into the home, and so now they have a chance to make it fully theirs.
Sharing some quick tips and advice below if home renovation is on the cards for you this year.....
A New Paint Job
We can often forget that the exterior of our homes can and will often take quite a beating in the presence of difficult weather conditions and of course, the passing of time. This can be even more accelerated if you live in an extremely hot or wet climate. The first thing to noticeably deteriorate in these conditions is quite often the paint job of our houses. Of course, if the paint isn’t cracked or chipped, your home will likely still look pretty decent. But in order to renew our homes and restore them to the former glory they once new, a renewed paint job can be a great idea.
It doesn’t take long to repaint either. It can be a wonderful use of a couple of weekends, especially with the warmer weather coming through, or sooner if you use professionals. Still, while you’re outside either conducting or observing this work take place, you might also consider how you can take care of:
Garden maintenance is quite important to take care of. Not only can it give you the tools to unlock your creativity once more in your green space, but the exterior of your home contributes to the interior more than you know. You might think that a shoddy front garden is the last item on your list to fix, but of course, this is perhaps the most dynamic space in your home. Plants and weeds are growing, the weather is affecting it, and both the privacy and security to be found here will be affected if you’re not careful.
It might be that purchasing a garden shed to store all of your exterior tools and old furniture can help you tidy things up before you sell items or re-purpose them. It could be that installing privacy fencing can help you ensure that only your front or back gates are the real entrances to your property. You might decide to call a tree surgeon to ensure that the surroundings of your property are maintained and healthy, or perhaps laying down new turf can help your garden take on a new green that might have been stifled with the weighty presence of a previous shed, climbing frame for the children, or collection of garden furniture.
You may decide to run a small vegetable patch in the corner, or perhaps decide to renew your garden path. No matter what you decide on, any effort here will be felt deeply when you come back and forth from your car, or when you hope to use this space for your children to play in their free time.
When you feel like renovating your home, where do you start? Well, it’s interesting to see where most people are tempted to begin. Of course, circumstances can make this choice rather obvious. Perhaps a child has moved out in their maturity, and now a room is open to be converted into the office you have always wanted. Or perhaps your two daughters are getting older, to the point that they both want separate bedrooms instead of sharing a bunk bed. If so, it’s important to use the correct furniture and mattress removal. But if you have free reign over where to place your budget first, it can be interesting to see where and how.
Just like a new weightlifter hoping to jump into the gym and train their ‘mirror muscles,’ that is the muscles they can see growing with a full on view of a reflective surface, you will likely wish to renovate the rooms of your home that you can see the most, especially in the presence of other people. For example, you might already be picturing just how beautiful your home will look when you entertain guests in the dining room. Of course, you are free to choose a room like this, or whatever you hope to renovate.
But it can also be extremely wise to choose the utilities of your home you see every day. I’d recommend the bathroom. You will shower everyday, you will use your bathroom facilities each day. Your guests will quite commonly use them too. It is the place you prepare for every day and relax in the evening. It is the place that can truly tie a hope together, and who’s functionality is only superseded by the kitchen. Also, renovating this room can last for a full decade or more. So, before you do anything else, consider the bathroom.
Curb appeal is simple. Fixing your mailbox, re-tarring or pebbling your driveway, ensuring your hedges are trimmed, and implementing a brand new sign for your property can help things look renewed, holding passion with a new lease of life. Careful implementation of this can matter and look fantastic in the long term, and truly give your home the look it deserves.
With these tips, you’re sure to have the home you once knew, let me know what you think.