Improve your Home in 8 Steps
When we think of bringing a positive change to our lives we often focus on personal improvements and introducing changes to our lives but upgrading our surroundings is equally important.
In fact, the environment we live in can have a great impact on our motivation, behaviour and general mood. And since we spend most of our time between work and home, it’s vital to make the most of it.
We have this 8 fresh ideas, which will inspire you to upgrade your home and mind set throughout the year.
More light, with new windows.
Upgrading to bigger windows or even French Doors can transform your home and as more light comes in, it can positively impact your mood. Consider changing to thermal glass windows – the special coating stops the warmth from escaping your home, and as an additional plus your windows will never be too cold to touch.
Decorate or add new fixtures.
Even a simple mood lamp can make your home look like a completely changed place. Think of wall lights, or stylish lightning makeover as a further step up, if you have some spare finances for home upgrades. If you’re looking to save on electricity bills over time, consider LED lighting as a more cost-effective alternative.
Make space to relax.
A cosy armchair, maybe a small table and a green plant – all of these can give your home a little bit of extra character. Make sure to pick a quiet corner in your house for the relaxation spot – avoid any distractions such as TV and computers.
Whatever – a wall, a door or the whole room. Just an additional pop of colour in your life. The surprising burst of brightness can liven-up an old fixture and positively affect your mood. We can help but recommend our signature blue.
Fix the leaks.
A leaky tap might not be the most exciting improvement but it’ll save you money in the long term. Don’t avoid the problem, and get an engineer to your property as soon as possible.
Check your gutters.
Of course this is something no one wants to do but clogged gutters can be a serious problem. If your gutters become blocked with leaves and twigs, it can cause water to overflow, damaging your roof and walls. Remember the wise words: “A stitch in time saves nine.”
Be inspired with art.
A few framed prints or paintings can really uplift your home or office interior. Of course, don’t forget to colour-coordinate them with the rest of the surroundings.
Choose the energy-saving appliances.
Go green in 2019, and make a commitment to reducing your environmental footprint. If any of your appliances break to the point where they can’t be repaired and need replacement, make sure to invest in an energy-saving one. In time you’ll notice the difference. And don’t forget to recycle the one, which is out of use!
In fact, every year people in the UK spend nearly £30 billion on home improvements, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Before you make plans for any major changes don’t forget to carefully plan your budget. Think about what you want and what you need to improve. Prioritise and spread your developments through the year.