In the last 18 months, we’ve spent more time at home than ever before. And as a result, our humble abodes have put up with a lot.
If your house is starting show the wear and tear of unrelenting 24/7 human inhabitation, it’s time you rewarded it for its service with some much-needed TLC.
After all, they say our homes are an extension of ourselves. Not only will a freshen up benefit your house, but it’ll leave you feeling refreshed as well!
Check out these five handy tips to leave your dreary dwelling feeling new.
1. Paint Your Walls
Giving a room a fresh coat of paint is an instant fast track to that refurbished feel.
Be selective about your colour choice – certain shades can make a room feel instantly smaller, whilst others will make a room seem bigger. Now that’s certainly cheaper than building an extension!
And if you’re not prepared to commit to painting the whole room, you can achieve a similar effect by painting a feature wall – it’s low cost, low hassle, and can add a certain je ne sais quoi to a small space.
2. Exterior TLC
The brutal British winter can do a real number on our exterior walls. But if the outside of your house has started to look worn and unloved, all is not lost!
A quick coat of rendering can provide a simple fix that will give your home a new lease on life and help protect it from the fierce weather – a trusted supplier such as Direct Building Products will ensure even an absolute beginner is well-equipped to tackle the job.
As well as weatherproofing your home, rendering will vastly improve the aesthetics and hide those tell-tale signs of wear-out. You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes!
3. Rearrange Your Furniture
Rearranging the furniture is a cheap and simple way to freshen up a room and revamp a space.
It’s easy to get bored of the same old lay out, but something as simple as moving your sofa to give yourself a different view!
This will trick your brain into perceiving a whole new space, without splashing out on new furnishings.
4. Open Your Windows
Opening windows will quickly make any room feel instantly brighter – and we’ve all been made aware of the importance of ventilation during these trying times. Just because life is starting to return to normality, it doesn’t mean that we should jump to slam those windows shut.
Studies are being conducted into the negative effects that indoor air pollution has on our health.
So, opening those windows is not only good for our homes, but it’s good for us too!
5. Indoor Plants
Go green with some indoor plants!
These friendly foliage additions are a fantastic way to freshen up your home. Not only do they remove toxins from the environment, but they help you feel relaxed as well.
Pet owners should check out this handy guide on which plants are dangerous for their furry friends.
Have you enjoyed a little low-cost renovation lately? Let us know what you did in the comments below!
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