Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Ways to Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal

If you want to improve your home’s curb appeal, there are many things you can do. You don’t need to accept the way your home looks. Here are some ideas to consider.

Install Lights on the Drive

If you have a drive that leads from the road and up to your home, you should have some lights in place. If the drive is dark, and you can’t see the path up towards the home, it can be a real negative point. And it’s so easy to install some small lights that lead up to the home. It makes it much easier and more pleasant for people who are arriving at your home for the first time. And it can add something new to your property even if the drive isn’t very long. You could have the lights set on timers, so they come on when it gets dark. And you can even use solar energy to charge them up during the daytime.

Choose the Right Flowers

Every front garden should have some flowers on display. If you have a front lawn, it’s definitely a good idea to make space for some flowers too. Yes, a lawn is important, but it can look a little dull and boring if it doesn’t have some plants and flowers alongside it too. It’s a really cost-effective way to add some life and a splash of colour to your front garden. And you don’t even need to have a front garden to make use of flowers. You can easily install a hanging basket to the front or side of your home. And you could also use window boxes that are put just below the window ledge and filled with flowers.

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Improve Your Roof

Your roof is one of the most important parts of the home for many reasons. For a start, it keeps everything beneath it safe. But it also has a big impact on how your home looks from the outside as well. You should think about renovating the roof if this hasn’t been done for a whole. Over the years, the roof can be damaged quite a lot, so it’s definitely worth having those missing tiles replaced. You can easily contact a roofing company that can do the work for you if you don’t want to get up there and do the work by yourself.

Repaint the Front Door

This is always a good way to give your home a new lease of life. When you paint an old door, you can make it look new again. And it saves having to buy a new door. Those old wooden doors can be very sturdy, so it makes sense to keep it in place. You should make sure that you paint it a colour that fits in with the rest of the house and the front garden too. For example, if the centrepiece of your front garden is a large rose bush, you should paint the door red. That kind of matching symmetry can make the home look great when you look at it from the curb.
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xxo
Kim

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Beautify Your Bathroom In Just A Weekend!

I often find myself walking around my house in the early months of the year deciding what I'm going to change and what areas need some work. I always find an area of my home that I don't really like, such as my bathroom, so it’s time to overhaul it. The thing that puts a lot of us from upgrading our bathrooms is the idea that it is incredibly time consuming and expensive to do. Luckily, however, that doesn’t have to be the case. Believe it or not, beautifying your bathroom can be a lot quicker and more affordable than you would think. Want to know more about how to beautify your bathroom in just the space of a weekend - here’s what you need to do:

Add an accent wall

One of the easiest ways to upgrade your bathroom is by adding in an accent wall. As long as the rest of the paint looks smart, adding an accent wall can look fantastic. It’s just a case of being choosy about the colour and style of the design you use. You can paint the wall or wallpaper it; it’s up to you. The great thing about this is because you’re only decorating one wall, it should take you no more than a couple of hours to do.

Get a helping hand

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If there’s any big updates to make, such as swapping out an old feature for a new one, get a helping hand. For instance, if you want to swap out your old vanity for a new one, aside from choosing the right vanity, you also need to think about fitting it. If you’re not a DIY expert and don’t want to spend hours focusing on one thing, it’s a good idea to get a little help. Call in a contractor, to help you fit your vanity, to keep the time it takes as low as possible.

Pop a few pieces of art up

It’s amazing how much of a different adding a couple of new pieces of art to a room can make. If you want to refresh the space, adding new, stylish pieces of wall art can have a big difference to the look and feel of the space. Just make sure to select pieces that fit with the tone and style of the room. You could also consider swapping your old bathroom mirror for a new and more stylish one - there are so many beautiful designs to choose from.

Update the fixtures

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The great thing about bathroom fixtures is that often, they’re super easy to update. To give the room a fresh look and feel, all you need to do is swap your shower curtain, change the fittings on your taps and shower, select a new bath mat. These are all easy changes that can make a big difference to the look and feel of your bathroom, so are worth a try.

There you have it, all the easiest ways to beautify your bathroom in just a weekend. Happy decorating!

xxo
Kim

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