As we have seen from our articles over the last 3 months there are numerous ideas that can quickly transform your home into the home of your dreams - or certainly make your current house more liveable and appealing while adding more value. Most of the ideas can be created at a modest cost and with little time. They also don't disrupt the household as a major renovation would. Our articles and tips included: Simple home improvement tips, How to make your home feel bigger, creating more storage Simple Ways to Improve Your House Part 1 - Creating More Space and 7 Creative Storage Ideas for Your Home and Creating more space in your home with extra storage. We also discussed Improving your garden adds value and enjoyment to your home. Then our previous article More home improvement ideas
In this article we discuss a few more ideas which could easily transform your home.
Change carpets and refresh your home
Changing carpets can create a new refreshed look. Always ensure the old underlay is removed, all dirt is cleaned and that any mould is treated before the new carpet is installed. Use a good quality underlay which will help protect the new carpet, assist with insulation and provide the carpet with a more luxurious feel.
"Select colours that are light, but not too light that they’ll show all the dirt"
Select colours that are light, but not too light that they’ll show all the dirt. Look for carpets that can be easily cleaned and that are hard wearing. Avoid heavily patterned carpets.
Even just purchasing a new large mat can transform a dull or damaged floor. It might not be necessary to take out those floor tiles you don't like, just hide most of them beneath a large rug.
In cooler areas you could consider installing underfloor heating beneath the carpet. Always get a professional installer.
Curtains, blinds and shutters
New curtains, blinds or shutters can change a room. Lighter colours can brighten rooms. New window treatments can help insulate the room from temperatures outside and even reduce noise. Choosing Window Coverings for Your Home
Tired of hearing the neighbours or traffic why not do some soundproofing
Some houses can be noisy which could be because of:
Maintenance – fixing what’s broken
"A lack of maintenance leads to further problems and spoils our enjoyment of the home"
Regular maintenance is essential in every home. Unfortunately the lack of maintenance leads to further problems and spoils our enjoyment of the home. Often people look to move from their homes for silly reasons that can easily be fixed. So maintenance could include:
Hopefully we have inspired you to make changes to your home that will make your house more enjoyable for you and your family.
Happy home improvement. We look forward to hearing your stories of successful changes and seeing before and after pictures.
Take care and work safely.
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