With the arrival of a new year, it’s often a time when we look around our homes and find projects we can take on to improve. This can be a great way of getting your year off to productive start and something you can enjoy throughout the year. With that in mind, we have put together a list of popular home improvements to give you some ideas to try out at home.
Clean out your kitchen
Getting new kitchen equipment can be great fun and increase your enjoyment of using the kitchen. The downside of getting new equipment is that it often means your kitchen can build up with clutter. Due to the size of your kitchen, there are only so many pots or pans you can use at one time. Because of this, there is no point in keeping old pots and pans if you have replaced them with new ones, the old ones are just taking up space which could be used for other things. Having a clear out of your kitchen and identifying items you no longer use will allow you to open up storage space which can then be used productively.
Add a rooflight
One of the biggest home improvement trends over the last decade has been converting your loft into another bedroom, home office or lounge space. If you do want to maintain your loft as just a storage space, you can still renovate the space the make it more accessible and usable. One way to do this is to add a glass rooflight. This is an excellent way of bringing natural light into typically dark spaces. In the future, if you do decide to turn your loft into something like a home office, you will already have a natural light source with the rooflight. Other areas in the home can also benefit from rooflights. Kitchens, for example, can really benefit as rooflights help with temperature control by opening and allowing hot air or steam to exit.
Change up your rugs
Rugs are a great feature to have around your home. They can add a splash of colour while also helping to protect your floors from table or chair legs. One of the significant benefits of a rug, compared to a carpet, is that they are far easier to change should you ever want to. For the new year, it’s a nice idea to change out your rugs for some new ones. While this may seem relatively minor, it can actually make a significant difference to the feel of the room.
Paint your walls
One of the most substantial changes you can make to your home, that isn’t structural, is changing the colour of your walls. Adding a new coat of paint in the existing colour is a great way to freshening up your rooms. If you want to go a step further and add a new colour to your walls, there are some things to be aware of. Firstly, you need to keep in mind the colour of your furniture, as that may clash with the colour you want to put on your walls. Secondly, you need to remember that painting walls isn’t something you want to be regularly doing. For that reason, if you do decide to change the colour, it needs to be one you will like for longer than a week!
Create some planting space in your garden
If you have any outside space, it’s a great idea to set aside some of that space to be used for vegetable planting. This a good use of the space as it gives you some produce that you have grown yourself, which is not only healthy but can save you money buying vegetables from the shops. Spending time outside gardening or planting vegetables has also shown to be an excellent way to relax and de-stress. Even if you have only a small amount of space, there are still options for you to grow vegetables outside. Potato grow bags are a great way of growing produce in a small space.
Hopefully, these home improvement ideas give you something to think about if you want to make some changes to your home this year. Some of the jobs listed above are bigger than others, but all of these changes are achievable.
Why not let us know if you have any other ideas for home improvement projects!