We spend so much time in our homes, so we should make them perfect. Create an environment that suits all your needs and reflects your own personal style.
How do you go about that? Simple, commit to a home renovation.
You don’t have to entirely redesign the wheel here, no one is expecting you to tear the house down to its bones and the build it back up again. You can make a significant difference to the livability and sustainability of a house simply by making changes to a single area.
That being said, even a small renovation can be expensive, luckily you can easily take out a home loan to pay for a renovation. To learn more about renovations, check out this resource.
If you’re interested in learning how to effectively renovate a single area of your home, check out these tips below!
Revamp your garden
Garden’s are often desperately under-utilised. They can find themselves overgrown, unkempt and in desperate need of some tender loving care. Restrain your deck, replant your garden beds, prune your plants, mow the lawn and you’ll immediately start to notice a difference. Once you’ve cleared the canvas you’ll start to notice the potential of your space to be something truly magical. Then you can begin to invest in some quality outdoor furniture from Remarkable Furniture. Think fire pits, outdoor lounges and outdoor design sets perfect for facilitating your al fresco dining dreams.
The kitchen is the heart and soul of the home so it’s a space where improvements will really be felt. What areas should you target? Counters, storage and flooring. Replace worn countertops with natural stone or stainless steel. Refurbish worn kitchen cabinets with sleek modern furniture. If you have linoleum flooring tear it up and invest in tiling that will instantly lift the look of your room.
Breathe life back into your bathroom
If you’re looking to put your house on the market at some point then you absolutely must update your bathroom. For buyers, a bathroom can be a sticking point and a simple remodel can be all you need to push a potential buyer over the edge. Swap out work fixtures such as tap handles and shower heads. If your bathroom tile is chipped or stained in anyway retile the space, remember larger tiles make a space appear bigger and limit the problem of grout attracting dirt. If any of your plumbing is on the fritz use a renovation as a reason to fix it.
From the floor up
It may seem like something small but your floors are a predominant feature in your home and old, faded carpeting or stained out-dated linoleum can instantly downgrade the look of your home. Rip up your current flooring to see if there are any treasures buried below you current carpeting or linoleum. If they are hiding wooden floorboards then you can polish them and bring them back to life. You could even consider committing to a polished concrete floor if that suits the overall aesthetic of your house. For more information about how to restore flooring, check out this article.
We could all stand to be a bit more environmentally friendly. You can improve the sustainability of your home by making a few simple improvements. Improving your window sealings, double glazing your windows or simply installing heavy drapes can stop your home from overheating during the day and save you from spending on your heating and air conditioning bills. You can improve your energy efficiency by retrofitting sustainable features into your room like high star rated toilets and water fittings, replacing lights with LEDs or solar-powered lightbulbs and using energy-efficient appliances (check for the five-star energy rating). To learn more about how to make your home more sustainable, head here to check out a government resource.
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