You’ve paid a lot for your home, you’re most likely still paying a lot for your home, so you want to treat it as it should be treated. Think of it as another child, it cries out for attention even if you don’t hear it. But do you know what your home is crying out for? No? Well, we’re here to enlighten you. There’s plenty of things that you can do within your home to make it an all round better place. Have a read on to see some of the best changes to make to your home to ensure it’s happy and healthy.
This might be your home that is crying out for more space, or it could be you… The more people you have in your home, the more crowded things are going to feel. But there are plenty of ways in which you can make more space and enjoy the home you live in. For one, you could think about making your kitchen and dining room into one. It is such a modern and trending design at the minute, and it doesn’t take too long to do compared to a full kitchen renovation. Of course, you could kill two birds with one stone and go for a full renovation as well. Creating this open plan design just makes so much more space in the kitchen, and make it more of a communal feel. Dinner times will be more fun, manageable, and social. If you don’t want to go around knocking walls down just yet, you need to utilise the space you have. There are plenty of secret storage spaces that you can purchase and use to your wishes. In the bedroom, one of the best ideas is to get a new bed frame that lifts up from just below the end of the mattress. It opens up the whole of the bed, and if you’ve got a double, that’s a hell of a lot of space. There’s sooo many things you could store here, it’ll completely declutter your bedroom.
Again, this is one you’re both going to be crying out for. Decor quickly becomes outdated, but it is not always the easiest to replace. Finding the time to redesign rooms at a time is just not an option for some people, so just take it one step at a time, and find some designs that you really like. One room that always seems to be neglected, and can definitely become outdated really quickly is the bathroom. For one, we suggest a whole retiling so you can go for a different theme. Darker tiles really do look good in the bathroom. They help to create a more relaxing atmosphere, and they’re all really easy to clean. It’s up to your preference whether you have a bath or a shower, but walk in showers are just absolutely fabulous and can be so relaxing if you create yourself a spa like bench inside. For the flooring, normal tiles are always an option, but you can also get carpet tiles as an alternative. As long as you have a bath mat in the area that you’d be leaving the bath or the shower, then you will never have any issues. They’re the cheaper alternative to tiles, and you can get some really nice designs. If you have the space, a double sink would be a pretty posh finish, with an infinity mirror over the top of both. Of course, the one will do fine if that is all you’ve got the space for.
Again, this is something you’re probably crying out for more… we’re following a bit of a theme here, but we’re trying to make the whole owning a home experience a lot easier for you. One thing that definitely isn’t easy is the bills that come out of your bank at the start of the month. To try and make things a little cheaper, you need to take a look at where you’re doing things wrong. One of the highest bills that people have to pay is the electricity bill. If you have children, you can most likely point the finger of blame at them for this one. Leaving lights on during the day is just one of the most wasteful things you can do, and children sometimes don’t realise that. For one, it’s day time so you don’t need the lights on, and two, you’re harming the environment at the same time. Adults however are bad for wasting electricity in other areas. If you have a tumble dryer, how often will you admit you use it on a weekly basis? Well, it’s the single largest drainer of electricity in your household. Even if you only use it two or three times a week, your electricity bill is going to be going through the roof. Where possible, try and be bit more economical. Use the clothes horse in a warm conservatory if you can, or hang it out on the washing line if the sun is shining. It’ll save you so much more money than you realise.
A Fabulous GardenA fabulous garden is something a lot of people seem to lack. Attention usually falls inside the home, especially during the seasons where we’re having so much cold and bad weather. But come the summertime the garden will become a hub of social activity, so the more effort you put in now, the better it is going to look. You first need to make sure the grass is green and lush by keeping it cut every two weeks. Using lawn fertiliser is also going to help to grow back greener and more lush than ever. Then you need to start making sure the soil is going to be in good condition for the summer. As the weather heats up, turn the soil to bring up all of the good nutrients. If you get an array of colourful flower seeds from your local garden store, they should be good to be planted by April, which will mean they’ll be blossoming by summer!
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