When you finally decide that your home has become just a little too tired for redecoration to make a difference, it’s time to focus on how you might make improvements by tackling remodelling. This doesn’t have to be scary or expensive; in fact, you might be surprised to learn that there are lots of things that you can do yourself that will look good and save you money. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
If you’re lucky enough to have original mosaic floor tiles that have become discoloured, with ground-in dirt and the odd broken bit, you can get a professional company to give them a restorative clean and repair job. If you can mend them yourself, however, you can still get professional help with the cleaning. To change some or all of your flooring completely, you’ll need to shop around for the best alternatives, depending on your budget. These might include reclaimed timber for floorboards, laminated flooring or durable carpeting for areas of heavy traffic.
Original sash windows are undoubtedly attractive; however,they do tend to move, rattle and shake as well as let in draughts. You can easily improve these with a little expert assistance and stop the heat loss in your home. Look for a company that will repair them to get help at a fraction of the cost of replacement windows. No matter what the shape or type of your windows, they will look a great deal better if you show them off. Try installing DIY affordable basswood shutters to control the amount of daylight in your rooms, to retain extra warmth and reduce external noise. They are also a useful extra deterrent in terms of security.
As a heavy traffic area, your staircase gets a lot of use. When it begins to look shoddy, consider how best you can deal with it. One option is to repaint your treads in bright white and then recover the stairs using a vibrant, hard-wearing central runner instead of carpeting.This way, you can cheer up the whole staircase area and give your hall and landing a lift at the same time.
It may be an old-fashioned idea, but the point of entry into your home deserves some thought as it gives out signals to everyone who visits about the interior. Take some time to consider how a new front door will make a difference – it may be just the thing that triggers making other positive changes in your home.
Finally, it’s odd how often you can get everything else just right when it comes to renovations but overlook your bathroom. Make changes by upgrading your shower and installing gleaming glass panels instead of dreary, mouldy shower curtains. You can use glass panels in place of tiles, which is a long-lasting investment as there is no grouting to darken and become grey over time.
Above all, enjoy your home renovations and make the most of the new, comfortable and inspiring interiors that you are able to create.