When people think about home improvements, they frequently think of massive overhaul projects that often cost the earth. However, even just making small changes to your home can have a dramatic impact on the overall feel and ambiance of your surroundings.
If you’re looking for ways to freshen up tired rooms and breathe a little life back into your house, think about trying some of these smaller design tips that could have a big impact without breaking the bank.
Revamp your kitchen
For most families, the kitchen lies squarely at the heart of the home and serves far more function than just a place to prepare and eat food. Revamping your kitchen can have a dramatic effect on how much time you’ll spend in this, probably the most important room in any family home.
Kitchen refurbs can be as complicated or as simple as you want to make them. From replacing the doors on old units to completely replacing your worktops and cupboards, freshening up this vital room will transform the space, making it a more pleasant place to spend time.
For bigger projects, you might consider installing a completely new design or going with the functionality of a German style kitchen from Willow Kitchens and Interiors. Alternatively, just replacing the flooring or adding a new cooker can work wonders. Go as big or as little as you want.
Add a conservatory
Conservatories have the unique advantage of bringing the outside inside and can instantly bathe otherwise dark rooms in natural light. Again, the cost and complexity of adding a conservatory can vary wildly depending on your own choices.
There is a huge range of styles and shapes when it comes to conservatory design, but by adding one to your home, you’ll effectively add an extra room that could have a variety of uses – perhaps as an extended play area for the kids or just for a chillout space to relax with a good book.
Adding a conservatory won’t just give you extra space – you’ll also likely increase the overall value of your home for when you eventually come to move on.
Extend into your roof space
Another budget-conscious way to add more space to your home is by extending into otherwise redundant space – for example, your attic. Most homes have options for extending upwards, often at a fraction of the price of adding an external extension.
Again, you’ll improve the functionality of your home but will also end up adding value – particularly if you use the space to add extra bedrooms.
Freshen up the family bathroom
Again, the options for revamping a family bathroom are almost limitless, and the cost of redeveloping this important space will vary depending on how far you want to go. Simply replacing a bath, shower, or other bathroom equipment is a relatively basic job that can be done in a day. At the other end of the spectrum, you might want to fit an entire bathroom suite or change its layout – a slightly pricier job but one that will transform the room and, as ever, add increased to your house.