Published on June 22nd, 2023
Your home feels tired and out-of-date, or maybe there’s nothing wrong you can put your finger on but you’re the one who’s tired of it.
Perhaps you have a specific need, like more space. Below are several ways to upgrade your home and improve its overall look and functionality.
Outdoor Home Office
If you work from home, as more people are increasingly doing these days, you might have found yourself frustrated with the lack of a dedicated area to do your job, but building on an extra room might not be in the budget.
A great way to address this is with a freestanding structure outside. You can convert a garden shed into a home office, buy a kit, or build one from scratch.
There’s an additional advantage, which is that since it’s separate from your home, it feels like you’re going to work without the commute. This allows you to better separate your work life and improves your overall life balance.
Many people with homes that have two or more floors might not realize that it’s possible to install a lift between them.
You can get beautiful domestic lifts originally from the UK, and these can add a real touch of elegance to your home in addition to their practical qualities.
If you or someone in your family or circle of friends has trouble with stairs, a lift can make getting around much easier.
Landscaping at the front of your house can make a real difference in the first impression that you give visitors; at the back, it can mean adding in a vegetable garden, an area for entertaining, flowering plants or structures, such as an archway or a trellis.
One advantage of landscaping is that you can do it in small increments, by yourself or paying someone to do it for you. Visit a local greenhouse or gardening center and talk to the staff there to get some ideas.
Open It Up
You don’t have to knock out walls or do any major remodeling at all to give a sense of more light and space in your home. First, look at the actual light, both the natural and the fixtures and lamps.
Are you making the most of it? Could moving things around make a difference? Opening space is also about getting rid of clutter.
Pare down collections or see if you can find storage solutions that look good. Do you have a big, bulky couch, armoire, or other piece of furniture that dominates a room? You might want to consider getting rid of it.
Even furniture that isn’t particularly big might be largely unused and taking it out of the room can make it seem much more spacious.
Make Your Bathroom Shine
You might think that improving your bedroom is top priority, but your bathroom is just as important.
Start by giving it a good clean, then look at things like the shower curtain, bathmats, knobs, light fixtures, and other small items.
You might be surprised at how much replacing just one or two of these or even getting a few new sets of towels can transform the look of the room.