We all dream about living in a newly renovated home. Whilst this dream may not be in your immediate future, it doesn’t mean that you can’t give your home the freshen up it needs. There are plenty of ways to improve your home during isolation for less, without getting the sledgehammer out.
Whether you are saving up for that dream renovation, or have some problem areas in your home in need of a little TLC, we’ve curated a list of pain-free options that will upgrade and add value to your home, whilst making it a more pleasant place for you and your family to enjoy in the process.
If you are looking to give your space a small makeover, you can elevate the look of a whole room by swapping outdated tapware in your bathroom and kitchen with more modern options such as contemporary matte black or brushed brass. Don’t forget to update your accessories too, such as towel rails or toilet roll holders with the same finish as your tapware and cabinetry handles for a more cohesive look. If you’re dealing with broken fittings just think about the savings you’ll make on your water bill once you’ve got those leaky taps covered – just another bonus of replacing old fittings.
It might only seem like a small change, however the impact it can have on your home is often overlooked, we can guarantee it will be a change you’ll notice every time you open a cupboard door or go to wash your hands, particularly as we are washing our hands more and more at the moment.
On so many of our client’s wishlists for their home is to increase their storage. Additional storage in any space can improve the functionality significantly and overall make your day to day living that much easier. Feeling frustrated every time you walk into your cluttered and outdated laundry or are your children constantly getting into arguments from the lack of storage in the bathroom? Have no fear, there are so many smart storage solutions you can be implementing into your space.
A great idea is to install custom cabinetry/joinery into your space – This can be anything from a built-in robe to a new linen cupboard, laundry cupboards, bookcase, bathroom vanity or a home office set up. You’ll no longer have to put off laundry day or find it hard to get motivated when working from home when you’ve got a custom storage system in place ensuring your space is organised and functional.
For a small portion of the price of a full renovation, you can subtly lift the look of any space by adding a few soft furnishings to the room. Think cushions, curtains, artwork and wallpaper for a start.
If you’re not sure where to start or even where to shop, consider engaging with an interior designer. They will be able to collaborate with you to understand your needs and come up with a plan to reach your dream outcome. They can source all the products and style the space for you. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the process.
The bathroom and kitchen are two of the busiest zones in the home, even more so now as families are all home together during isolation. So it would only make sense to start by giving them an update not only to improve your quality of living but for potential resale value of your home too.
For your bathroom possible updates you could make are re-grouting the tiles to give the grout a freshen up and change the colour, addressing that leaky shower base and replacing it with a new one, installing a new vanity with a brand-new engineered stone benchtop or even installing a new shower screen.
Freshen up your kitchen by replacing your benchtops, upgrade those old tired appliances and add smart inserts into your existing cabinetry. Start with the areas that are outdated or even falling apart. A fresh start can be as good as a holiday and we hear you when you say you are in need of one of those!
Do you have improvements you need to make to your home? Our expert design and trade teams will collaborate with you to maintain the quality of your home to sB+ standards. Get in touch TODAY to discuss your home improvement project!