Our homes tend to be the thing we invest the most money in. This makes sense. Our mortgage payments tend to be the biggest leaving our bank accounts and we want to do our best to make sure that our living space stays up to scratch to maintain the property’s value. On top of this, our homes are where we spend the most time. We’re going to want to make sure that they’re comfortable and enjoyable spaces to live in that reflect our interests and personalities. Now, there are major areas of focus that everyone considers when decorating and filling their home – furniture, flooring, wall color and more. But there are other lesser considered areas that can actually make a big difference! Here are some that might take your fancy.
The doors in your home serve more than their functional role of cutting off one space from another. They actually add to the look and feel of your living spaces. Sure, most homes have standard wooden doors, but there’s actually so much you can do to add a personal touch to them. Consider the colour of your doors. A simple coat of wood paint can completely change how they look – altering your colour scheme or adding a splash of colour to a minimalist aesthetic. Alternatively, you can take a look at the design of the door. Some doors can have different carvings on them, creating patterns and designs. Alternatively, different styles of opening, such as sliding doors. When choosing new doors, look into specialists for each kind, such as specialists in kitchen doors.
Got a laundry room? You’re in luck! Having a space to store your washing machine, tumble dryer and other appliances can free up so much other space in your home. But your laundry room doesn’t have to simply be these two appliances shoved out of the way. Instead, you can make it organised and great to look at! Consider making the most of the space by installing shelves where you can store laundry products up and out of the way of children and pets. You can have drop down ironing boards if you want to iron clothes straight from the dryer. You could have drying racks that pull up into the ceiling to save on energy. The list goes on!
Don’t forget the outside of your property. Curb appeal is important and a few small additions can make all the difference to the overall look and feel of your home. Now, a good addition for those who have a little patience is climbing plants. They take some time to establish themselves, but once they’ve grown up the walls of your home, they’ll look great. Popular options tend to include ivy and Wisteria. Ivy gives a more traditional look, while Wisteria have prettier flowers.
These are just a few suggestions that might be relevant to your home and help add some finishing touches to your home improvement journey!