Tiny Makeovers to Refresh Your Home

We live in our houses for a very long time, and although we are constantly upgrading our own styles,our homes can be left looking the same for decades. Doing little projects is a great way to reconnect and fall in love with our houses all over again. It is the creative process that gives us a sense of accomplishment and pride. Changing things doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. What you need to do is find those elements of your home that you are tired of and think of ways you can make it better. Sometimes the answer is just to add a feature or make something a little better than it was before. Here are a few ideas that might get you started.

  • Floating Island: There is nothing more useful in a kitchen than an island. If your kitchen doesn’t have one, either your house was built before they were so popular, or perhaps you don’t have the room. One solution is to turn a cabinet into a floating island by adding some wheels. This way you can push the island back out of the way when you are done with it, so it doesn’t crowd the room. This is also a clever way to get some extra storage space. Find a lower kitchen cabinet from a kitchen supply place and then have a top made for it from whatever material works with your decor. Then attach wheels to the bottom so you can move the island around easily and https://www.richmondnz.co.nz has huge selections of castors and wheels for every purpose.
  • Change your lighting: This is one of the easiest ways to change the look and mood of a room. There have never been more lighting options available, as there are today. LED lighting is easy to install and can be used in many interesting ways. You can also connect your lighting to an app on your smart phone for full control of the ambience. Next time you need to book a hotel online, follow these tips.
  • Window Boxes: This may seem like an old-fashioned idea but installing a flower box at the bottoms of your outdoor windows is a wonderful way to increase the charm and roadside appeal of your house. Never underestimate the allure of flowers or the power of natural elements to bring a sense of health and happiness to your home.
  • House Number: People underestimate the influence the numbers on the outside of their house have on the look of their home. This is one way where you can add a real personal touch, like a signature or a tattoo. Perhaps get something cool made through 3D printing or find some crazy looking numbers and put them up. You can be as classy or Avant Garde as you like, it’s your house.

Other things you can do that are super simple and have a big impact are: install deck lighting, crown mouldings, or put in some big fat baseboards all around your feature rooms. There is no joyin looking at the elements you no longer love. You don’t have to change the whole house. You can do a little at a time.

Peter