Perhaps you’ve lived in your home for so many years now that you’ve found yourself in a position wherein you “suffer” through the terrible state of your property. You ignore the mess in every room, you ignore the dodgy taps which are starting to leak, you ignore the lack of space, and you ignore how outdated or faded the interior design is starting to look.
However, an old house doesn’t have to look old. That’s exactly why renovation projects are so popular, and it’s never too late to renovate. If you’d ideally love for your household to shine once more and look modern but still homely then here are some ideas which could give you the inspiration you so desperately need.
Convert the attic, garage, or spare room.
When it comes to renovations, converting unused space in your house is the best way to increase its value. Perhaps you’re not looking to sell anytime soon but the point is that there’s a reason as to why conversions are so popular: they make your home bigger. Whether you have unused space in your attic, garage, spare room, or basement, turning this space into a properly furnished and decorated area is a renovation project that essentially adds an entirely new room to your home.
The best part is that it doesn’t have to cost much at all to make improvements to such a space; the most time-consuming part of it might be removing all the clutter and junk that you’ve been dumping in this unused room over the years (and that’s a well-overdue project anyway). All it takes is a good clean and some furnishings for a neglected attic or garage to become a brand new room in your home.
Fix the bathroom.
The bathroom is more important to the home than you might think. It could become a personal palace in which you retreat to relax at the end of the day rather than simply a room you use to brush your teeth. Your goal should be to create a bathroom which is actually practical if you want it to be somewhere in which you actually want to spend more than 5 minutes. Whilst aesthetic is important, a successful home renovation focuses on more than just looks so you should do some research into things such as fogless mirrors that don’t require chemicals or other harmful solutions to keep them from clouding over. Re-tiling the walls or the floor could make a huge difference too. Some candles and other forms of warm lighting could also be the incentive you need to start taking long, relaxing baths every evening.
Make gradual improvements.
It depends on each individual household but your goal in this renovation project is to make many small changes to achieve a big overall effect. You don’t have to tear everything apart to achieve the look you’re after; it’s really important that you don’t do this, actually. You need a good plan before you start any renovation project because it could be far more time-consuming and costly to start gutting parts of your property when there’s actually a far simpler way of solving an aesthetic or practical issue with your home. If you are demolishing anything then make sure you dispose of things correctly and practice all the safety techniques necessary.