Renovating Your Home So That It Feels Brand New Again – for less!

Home renovation can be an exhausting process, both in terms of time and money. However, the goal is simply to make your household feel brand new again and that doesn’t have to be as costly (in terms of time or money) as you might think. The smallest of upgrades can make the biggest difference. It’s all a matter of perception, at the end of the day, and your house might only have a few flaws in its current state. If you want to renovate your home so that it feels brand new again then here are some helpful suggestions.

Create more space in your home

One of the best ways to renovate your home is to create more space. As the years go by, clutter builds. That’s one of the main things which makes a home look old and worn out. By decluttering, you’ll open up the available space in your home. It’ll appear fresh and new again. It’ll also help you to achieve a minimalistic aesthetic which will give your household a contemporary feel. You should also aim to find better storage solutions for your belongings. Creating more space in your home requires more than just getting rid of the things you no longer need. You need to store your possessions cleverly. Shelving and built-in wardrobes are examples of ways to store things without taking up too much space. Keep your eyes peeled on Facebook Marketplace and apps such as Shpock for second-hand shelves. Some people literally just give them away!

Tend to the boring chores on your list

No matter how well you design your home, it won’t feel brand new if it’s non-functional. Leaky taps, loose bathroom tiles, wonky cupboard doors and other household issues are all things you have to fix if you want your home to look and feel good again. You have to focus on more than just the aesthetic of your abode. Renovating your home requires you to tend to the boring chores on your list too. With a toolkit and some YouTube tutorials, you can become a DIY expert pretty quickly. You can learn how to re-tile a bathroom or fix a leaky faucet and feel epic that you have suddenly become a DIY God or Goddess!

Of course, for more serious problems, you might want to enlist the help of professionals to tend to the boring chores on your list. You might want to look into potential options for clearing a blocked drain if you’ve unsuccessfully attempted to do so by yourself. Sometimes, expert assistance is essential to getting your home back in working order. Whatever route you take, your home will simply feel more comfortable and welcoming if you tend to all the dull chores you’ve been avoiding. Renovation projects might not always be fun, but the end result is immensely rewarding. Just remember to only take the DIY route if you know what you’re doing.

Go for a transitional style

My kitchen curtains. Classic 1960’s flower power. £3.50 charity shop. I have a blue tablecloth to match.

A transitional style involves combining modern and traditional design in your home. You can use neutral colours and create a spacious layout, but you might want to get some vintage furnishings for rooms too; an oak chest of drawers or a chandelier could add some character to a room. If you get the blend right then your home will feel brand new but still have a unique design and intriguing personality. You might also want to try the unfinished look to create the desired aesthetic. Exposed brickwork, for example, is much cheaper than plastering, but it’s also a very stylish approach that doesn’t tie into a particular trend. For as long as houses use bricks, it’ll be in fashion. We love the vintage look in our home with the majority of our furnishings coming from second-hand stores or flea markets, and from the 1920-70’s era!


Hazel Newhouse

Hazel is a mum to 3 daughters and a son, she lives in Bedfordshire with her husband, kids and pets. Hazel has written for various publications, and regularly works alongside popular parenting and gardening brands.

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