With summer holidays about to end soon, suitcases being put in storage, and the new school term just around the corner, traditionally the focus shifts to preparing your home for the winter.
The same is true this year and it is shaping up already to be a prime time for your home improvement projects. So it is definitely time for you to take action on your mental checklists and get those projects done around your home that you have been putting off. The following are some tips on the top 5 home improvement projects:
1. Make an Entrance
One of the best ways to increase your property’s kerb appeal and make an excellent first impression is to enhance your home’s entrance. Replacing the front door is a highly effective and fast way to update your property’s exterior and allows you to make a strong style statement. Whether you choose high security, low maintenance uPVC; energy efficient and ultra-durable glass reinforced polyester (GRP); sleek modern aluminum; or super sturdy wood, today’s homeowner has a wide range of designs and colours to choose from to suit the look that you are wanting to achieve. What should you be looking for? A door with credentials like energy efficiency, durability, and high performance security, and that is made to measure.
2. Live a Colourful Life
The trendy interior design world sees a thrilling new selection of catwalk-inspired colours each season, so why should you settle for having magnolia when your living space can be dramatically transformed with a basic coat of paint. Your house is a blank canvas. So whether you will be refreshing your bedroom to create a sanctuary away from family life or painting your dining room before Christmas, painting can help to update your home and set the stages for additional changes to your home.
3. Get Cosy
As the nights have already start to draw in, autumn is the ideal season for homeowners to start paying attention to making their properties more comfortable and cosier. Your living room can be made to be the ideal place for your family t gather by adding a log burner – which is very practical and on trend, and will instantly update the interior of your home. You also can make more of a longer-term investment into the comfort of your family through replacing the old windows on your house with energy efficient triple or double-glazed windows. You can choose from aluminum, wooden, or uPVC frames that are available in a wide range of different colours; and whether you would like to create a traditional-style, modern classic, or contemporary home, the appearance can be finessed by the personal choices you make in window furniture. The glazing can also make a positive impression.
4. Use Upcycling to Get Crafty
If some of your old furniture items are worn out and don’t fit in with your current interior scheme, then upcycle to give them new life. To accomplish a makeover that is cost-effective, draw inspiration from various sources like Pinterest, and get some expert information and advice at the local upholstery shop such as The Upholstery Workshop/ and online, and have fun experimenting with things such as chalk paint as well as various handles in order to create a tailored look that is well-suited for you.
5. Create More Room
As you start to spend more time inside with the changing seasons and your growing family is short on space, your only option doesn’t need to disrupt your life and move to a larger and more expensive property. Consider a home improvement project to add more room to your house through adding an extension, orangery, or conservatory.
These home improvement projects can be life-changing and provide you with space to allow for a more civilised and less cramped way of life that is tailored to your individual needs. With so many sizes and styles available, explore the endless possibilities that added living space can offer to you.