No matter how much we love our homes, we can quickly get a little bored with them, especially if we haven’t changed things up in a while. Happily, there are some relatively easy ways that you can refresh your property, both inside and out. Read on to find out what they are.
A lick of paint
The first tactic that you can use is one of the most simple. Of course, it’s a lick of paint, and this strategy can be used both inside and out to refresh your property.
In fact, you can make it even more straightforward by embracing bright white paint, both inside and outside as not only will this make everything look as clean and new as possible but will maximize the amount of light you get inside as well.
Another advantage of using all white in the home is that it makes it very easy to regularly change the interior decor and keep up with the trends as well. After all, you never have to be worried about whether things will go because you will have a neutral base to work from.
New windows and doors
Next, if you are looking to refresh your home, a fantastic choice is to replace the windows and the door you have. Of course, this is something that can have an effect on both inside of your property as well as the outside.
Although, when it comes to replacing the doors inside you will need to carefully consider the practical aspects such as the materials they are made from and how these fit in with the rest of your decor. Also, be aware of the type of door handles that you choose as ones that stick out too far can be frustrating in a smaller property as they give you even less room to maneuver in.
When it comes to windows, however, there are even more things to think about. The first is the type of windows that you want and whether you wish to do a straight swap for the one you already have, or increase the surface area of glass wrapping more light into your home.
Of course, you’ll need to think about what the cost to replace windows will be as well. Although, if you find the right provider they usually are a lot more affordable than you expect. Additionally, new windows are often one the best investments you can make in your home as they really enhance its curb appeal, which means when you come to sell it, you can get the maximum asking price.
A room with a view, aka your garden
Another aspect for your home that you can refresh is the garden, and in fact, it’s a smart tactic to do so because it does not only improve the outside but the inside as well.
After all, your gardens, both front, and back are what the rooms in your home will look out onto, and therefore by refreshing them by adding seasonal plants, planting trees, or changing the layout, you will be improving your view as well.
Of course, such improvements can also be enjoyed even more as the weather gets better as well. Something that makes investing in refreshing in your garden a fantastic choice as summer approaches.
Let there be light
The next refresh that is worth considering for your home, and that makes a difference both inside and out is your lighting. In fact, light is often an underestimated way of changing up both the look and feel of your home.
For example, inside you can change the entire feel of a room just by changing the lighting. There are even different ways that this can be done. One is to simply improve the strength of the bulb that you use, so you get a brighter and more natural effect. Alternatively, you can change the type of light fitting that you use as these can not only create some impressive results but also become features in themselves.
Don’t underestimate the possibilities of changing up your lighting outside of your home either. The reason being that some carefully strung fairy lights or even wall fixed porch lights can transform your dark and dingy outside space into a room-like area that you can use even when the sun has gone down.
What a difference soft furnishings can make
The next home refresh that you need to consider is the soft furnishing you have. The best thing about this type of charge is that it’s usually one of the easiest to make and you don’t even have to spend a fortune if you don’t want unless you end up swapping out the sofa that is!
In fact, what with the trends in home decor changing so fast these days, going for cheaper yet still stylish goods can be the perfect way to refresh your home. The reason being that you can get multiple items for a cohesive look, and then not feel too guilty when you swap them out the next time either.
Embrace the tech revolution
Finally, as you can see most of the refresh method discussed above are about the aesthetics of your home, but there is another category to deal with as well, tech. In fact, tech can change your home and the way you live in it very easily.
Particularly popular at the moment are home hubs that respond to voice commands. These hubs are often connected to a particular provider like Google or Amazon which mean you can easily search for things online, order goods, access your media, and even control elements of your home all without stopping what you are doing, and from anywhere in your property.
Of course, for this to be possible it’s important that things like your lights, stereos, and even white goods and curtains are all fitted with smart tech as well so they can transmit and receive messages from the hub that will allow you to control them.
However, once you have made such an investment, this type of refresh is one that will not only add value to your home but make yours and your families life more comfortable and more pleasant as well.