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Staycation Summer – How to Modernise Your Home

June 22, 2023

With the arrival of the warmer months, it is a great opportunity to get started on DIY projects and home improvement projects. Modernising your house is always worthwhile and there are a handful of DIY projects that you can take on to bring your house up to speed and improve your life at home. Keep reading to find out more…

Revamp your Kitchen

The kitchen is an area that gets used heavily throughout the week and can become old and dreary if it is not looked after. There are lots of great ways to modernise such as new countertops, a new backsplash, new lighting and new appliances. You do not necessarily have to spend a huge amount to revitalise the space – even repainting the cabinets can breathe new life into the kitchen.

Update your Bathroom

Bathrooms are another area that can become worn and dated over time. Again, you don’t have to break the bank to refresh and bring a new lease of life to your bathroom. A good clean, new plants and a few updates here an there can make the world of difference. Consider upgrading your fixtures with modern options like a Saniflo toilet for improved efficiency and aesthetics. A few of the best improvements to consider might be a walk-in shower with a rainfall shower, retiling and new modern fixings such as stylish vertical radiators can be both aesthetically pleasing and practical for the space.

Update Colour Schemes

The easiest and one of the most effective ways to transform your home is to change the wall colours – it is also one of the cheapest options! Instead of picking whatever the latest trend is try exploring a darker timeless colour to avoid the walls looking grubby or dated after just a year or two.

Upgrade Lighting Fixtures

You might want to consider your lighting fixtures in each area of the home. Often, homeowners don’t change these for many years and this can make any room like old (or dirty) even when you make other upgrades. Hidden spotlights, pendant lighting and floor lamps can all help to modernise a space and will allow you to experiment with layered lighting. In addition to artificial lighting try to maximise natural light. Try adding skylights, using light colours on the walls and strategic placement of mirrors.

Sort Clutter!

Clutter can make a home look messy and disorganised. You can make a huge impact on how your home feels by keeping clutter to a minimum. It’s worth going through everything in each room and getting rid of what you no longer want or need. For everything else think about smart storage systems that help hide clutter whilst making it much easier to find what you need!

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