So You’ve Lived Here a While, Is It Time to Update Your Home?

January 17, 2020
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When you first moved into your home, it was full of magic and wonder. There were secrets around every corner, and every day you woke up feeling blessed that you were finally living in your dream home. 

However, as much as you love your home, you don’t need to keep it the same forever. People’s styles and preferences change (which is why you don’t still dress the way you did when you were 16). The same can apply to your home, and just because you put so much work into making it beautiful once doesn’t mean you should neglect to do it again. 

So, if you’ve been living in your home for a while and want to find the joy you once had for it, here are some ways for you to update it and fall in love all over again. 

Come On In

Your front door is the first thing people see when they come to visit, so you may as well start everything off on the right foot. An eye-catching and vibrant front door makes people feel welcome, while ornate decor, like a fancy door knocker or sleek, sophisticated letter box adds a touch of class to your home before anyone even steps through the door. 

Upgrading your front door is something that a lot of people don’t think about, and with a wide range of options out there, you can make people want to come into your house without even trying. 

A Fresh Lick of Paint

When thinking of redecorating, it’s tempting to go all-in and repaint every wall you have, but this is not always necessary. Often, all you need to do is add a fresh lick of paint to door jambs and around the skirting board to make your home feel like it’s still got plenty of years left.

However, it’s not always that simple, so if you’re tempted to repaint a wall or five, then go for it. This new coat of paint can start a snowballing of a redesign, as you begin to consider the different ways the new colours match with the old. If you know what you’re doing (and you certainly do), you can create a household environment that captures both the past and the present as you look forward to the future.

A Warm and Inviting Home

If your house is always cold no matter how many jumpers and socks you drown yourself in, it might be because your home is letting in the cold air, which no number of cosy clothes can fix. 

Take the time to check out potential areas around the home, such as holes in the roof or archaic window fittings. As these are the primary sources of a chilly home, you take efforts to fix them. One way you can do this is by installing Bygone Collection uPVC Sash Windows, which keep your home warm while also offering superb ventilation. 

These upgrades can also help increase the value of your home, so while you aren’t planning on moving out soon, you’re still improving your home for the future. 

Don’t Forget the Garden

Even though English summers are not something that causes a mass migration from the coldest parts of the world, there’s something Brits love about sitting in the back garden with a barbecue, a cold drink and surrounded by friends and family. Because of this, you must keep your garden in excellent condition. 

There’s still some time before you’ll enjoy the back garden, but start thinking now about what you could do. Fresh flower beds always go down a treat, while a well-maintained and healthy lawn makes the whole place more appealing. If possible, you can add decking or new garden furniture to give everyone somewhere to sit when you throw your first party of the year.

Could You Do With More Space?

Adding extensions is something that costs a lot of money, but the extra space will give everyone in the house more room to enjoy the home. There are plenty of reasons to consider an extension, including fitting a home gym to giving the kids a place to chill with friends. 

These extensions aren’t for everybody, but if you’ve got the space and are willing to sacrifice the back garden, it’s something to keep firmly in mind. 

Revitalised In Your Home

Your house is just that: yours. Knowing this, you should feel free to make changes to it whenever and however you like (as long as your partner is in the same boat as you). By not being afraid to mix up how the house looks when you feel like it needs an upgrade, you’ll never stop loving living in your home. 

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