If you’re a busy person, then you may have put off updating your property. Or, like me, do it in dribs and drabs over the years. It’s important that you keep up with making upgrades so you can enjoy your property more and make it appear more modern. There is no better feeling than a fresh coat of paint in a room for example.
Your first step should be to gather some ideas for what you can do to it. Then you can work on budgeting and planning and create a timeline for when you want the work to be complete. Here you can learn about some home projects you should consider doing now.
Apply Fresh Paint & Redecorate
A great way to update your home is to apply fresh paint to the walls. This is a cost-effective way to make your home appear brighter and more contemporary. Consider going with a neutral palette especially if you plan to sell your home any time in the near future. After you’re done painting you can work on redecorating your spaces. Ideally, you should aim for a minimalist approach so you can cut down on clutter. You may also want to take the time to rearrange some of your furniture for a fresh new look and feel.
Focus on the Exterior
As a homeowner, you should also pay close attention to the outside of your property. It’s a chance to make a good first impression on passersby. For example, you may want to install new garage doors or a new mailbox. You should also pay attention to your roof and see how old it is and if it needs replacing. At the very minimum look into gutter cleaning cost and be sure to remove any debris or leaves with a team of professionals who can help you have cleaner gutters. You may also want to set up an entertainment and grilling area in the backyard and plant a garden.
Install New Window Treatments
You should also consider installing new window treatments at your home when making updates. They will help you better control the temperature in your home and offer you more privacy. Do your homework and research ahead of time because there are a lot of options out there. Once you have your new window treatments in place you can think about adding or hanging curtains. Curtains will help add texture to your spaces and a pop of colour. Add curtains in rooms such as the living room and bedroom to help block out or better control the amount of light that comes in.
Finish the Basement
If you have a smaller home then you may want to add more living space to your property. In this case, a home project to consider doing is to finish the basement. If you are lucky enough to have a cellar or basement. There are many options for how to transform this space. For example, you can turn the area into a guest bedroom or an entertainment space where you can relax and watch movies. If you have kids then you may want to make your basement into a play area for them. It will not only give you increased living space but offer you more storage room as well.
If you want to see more of our home renovations, check out our family home section. Inspiration of doing up a traditional 60’s English home.