Every home needs a good makeover from time to time. No matter how well you look after your household, it probably goes through a lot. It has to deal with growing kids who don’t know their own strength and end up slamming doors or running down staircases. Over time, every home starts to become a little worn-out. But you don’t have to let it fall into disrepair. Here are some of the best ways to renovate and recreate your family abode if you’re no longer inspired by its aesthetic.
Declutter each room
So many households are bigger than people realise; the problem is that they become overwhelmed with clutter and unnecessary possessions that make the layout feel messy and rooms feel smaller. You need to gradually get rid of things in your house that you no longer need. Walk from room to room picking up things on shelves or stuffed in cupboards that have no use; you can then use this space to store things that you do want to keep, and that’ll make the rest of your house feel more spacious. Once your home has been decluttered, it’ll feel more open and welcoming.
Opt for some stylish creature comforts
When recreating your home’s design, you should opt for features that increase your household’s comfort factor. A family abode should feel cosy and inviting. If that’s not the case then you might want to make some small changes to improve your home. For instance, a stylish wooden floor can be made a little cosier with a rug, and sofas can be transformed with some throws. You can hold onto a stylish aesthetic in your house whilst still feeling comfortable. You don’t have to choose between fashion and comfort.
You might also want to consider getting a slow combustion wood fire. Not only will it make your home feel warmer but it’ll also add a vintage and unique aesthetic to your home. Again, you can make your home look contemporary and modern whilst still making sure that it feels cosy. You don’t want to feel as if you’re living in a showhome. A family abode should feel personal to your tastes. You and your family could even create some handmade art pieces to hang on the walls. A few splashes of paint on a blank canvas can look incredibly creative, but it’ll be special because you’ll know that you and your family created it.
Extend your home
Another way to make a nicer home for your family is to extend it. As mentioned in an earlier point, decluttering your home can really transform its available space. But you can do more to make your house feel bigger than simply getting rid of old belongings. You might want to consider extending your home. Obviously, you need to make fairly extensive plans when it comes to house additions. If you’re thinking of building a conservatory then you need to think about how it’s going to blend into its surroundings. You need to make sure that it looks good in your back garden. Whilst your home’s outdoor space is important, it can definitely do a lot to make your overall property feel larger if you add an extension to your family abode.
Of course, you don’t necessarily have to build an extension to extend your home; you could convert existing space that isn’t being used for anything. If you took the earlier advice and decluttered your house to open up some of the available space then you might have a free garage, attic, or basement. Those spaces could be so much more than “storage zones” for Christmas decorations and other things. You could create a brand new games room for the family to use or perhaps even a bedroom for guests. Making your house bigger is just about thinking of more creative ways to use your space. Decluttering helps, but rethinking your layout and recreating certain rooms might just help you to rejuvenate your household.
Find ways to use light creatively
Light has a very powerful impact on the appearance of your home. When renovating your household, you should be thinking of ways to use light to recreate spaces. It could really transform the space in your family abode and make your home feel brand new. For instance, the paint you use has a big effect on the lighting in your home. You might want to add a fresh coat of white paint to the walls in your house. Being a neutral colour, white can help to reflect light and really brighten up the space in a room. During the day, it’ll mean that sunlight is better reflected and bounced off the walls to make your house feel brighter.
Additionally, you need to think about the way in which you use artificial light throughout your house. Harsh white lighting should be reserved for work spaces, such as your study or the countertops in your kitchen. Soft lighting should be reserved for places of relaxation, such as your living room or bedrooms. You need to get the lighting right in a room if you want to create the desired mood. Overlapping light can help, too. You might want additional lamps by sofas or on bedside tables so that you don’t always have to use the big overhead lights. And, for the dining room table, you might even want to get some candles to create a warmer and more relaxed ambience. You’d be surprised by the difference that could be made to your family abode if you just started thinking about lighting more carefully.
Improve your home’s exterior.
We’ve talked a lot about interior design, but it’s important to also think about exterior design if you’re trying to renovate and recreate your family abode. After all, the way your home appears from the outside has a big impact on the first impression it makes. You don’t want to come home after a long day from work and sigh at the sorry state of your property’s exterior. Maybe you could spruce up the front door with a lick of paint, for instance. You might even want to plant some flowers alongside the path leading up to your house, so as to make it a more colourful and vibrant walk up to the entrance. Small details can make all the difference when it comes to recreating your family abode.