Friday, October 26, 2018

Take Your Home From Tired To Transformed With These Simple Tips

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When you feel like your home has seen better days, it can really affect your mood. It’s a funny theory, but it’s true. Just like if you’re living in chaos, you can feel like your life is incredibly chaotic - when your home looks old and tired, it makes you feel that way too! So, your home might be in need of a huge facelift. But when you’re faced with a massive renovation project, you may feel as if it’s going to take up all of your time, energy, and money. But that doesn’t have to be the case. You may find that you don’t need to take on a huge job at all. Instead, you may find that these simple tips can really transform your home for you.

Keep Clutter At Bay

The number one rule you should have is never to allow clutter. Just as we talked over before, chaos causes chaos. So if you are constantly living with piles of clutter around you, it’s going to make you feel cluttered yourself. So the best thing that you can do to start with, is clear all of the clutter around your home. Having a huge deep-cleanse like this always makes you feel great. Then, it gets you motivated for the rest of the work.

Pick One Color Palette

If you have no idea what to do design wise, pick a color palette. Choose three or four or five shades that you want to work with around the house and focus on them. Make sure that you’re only ever using these colors on the walls or in the fabrics you’re choosing. This will help your house to feel cohesive in design and much more ‘put together’.

Find Your Interiors Style

If you have no idea what kind of style you like, it’s time to find it. Because if you have a modern kitchen and a classic living space, your home may feel a bit strange. So if you like art deco interiors and furniture, go with that. Or if you’re obsessed with the minimal trend, stick to that. Just make sure you know what you like, and then keep that style going throughout the entire house.

Make Small Improvements

And definitely don’t force yourself to do big renovation jobs if you don’t want to. Instead, think about changing the kitchen cabinets rather than replacing everything. Or painting the bathroom tiles to brighten up the suite. These quick wins really can go a long way.

Focus On The Finishing Touches

But then if you really want to make sure that your interiors look incredible, you HAVE to focus on the finishing touches. Because this is the area where you will see the most improvements. If a room looks bare and empty, then there are a ton of stylish ways that you can finish the space. You will want to think about how candles or cushions or pictures can really bring a space alive.

xxo
Kim

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Selling Soon? Give Your Home A Little Facelift For Added Curb Appeal

If you’ve been living in your home for a while, and have decided it’s time to move on to greener pastures; you may have neglected certain areas, or failed to realise that there are things you can do to improve it. As soon as that for sale sign is outside your home; you’re actively trying to sell it, and anything for sale needs to look as appealing as possible to the target market. Therefore, your first port of call needs to be the exterior of your house, with a focus on its curb appeal to potential buyers. You don’t want to fall at the first hurdle and put people off with an unsightly exterior; that would be a waste of your time and effort on the rest of your abode. The following are some ideas, tips, and advice for those who need a helping hand in getting the outside area of their home in tip-top condition so that it can sell as soon as possible.


A Good Spruce

Getting rid of tired and peeling paint, and giving your house a fresh coat will give it an instant boost to its curb appeal. Whether you’re a DIY expert, or you hire a little help for those top of the ladder jobs; your home will always benefit from a shiny new exterior, and it’ll be an appealing aspect for buyers. Inspect your fences, window and door frames, and any brickwork surrounding your home; it’s time to fix, repair, and replace areas that make your house look old and tired. Invest in some new garage doors and perhaps a matching or complementing, front door; these will automatically lift the space and improve its overall appearance. If you don’t have the budget to replace things; it might be worth removing them altogether and focusing on a streamlined and clean front garden or driveway.

A Deep Clean

Now that you’ve invested your time and effort into the little renovation projects to the exterior of your home and front yard; you’ll need to ensure that all of the building junk and any residual trash is cleared away. Rubbish collection is a simple and effective way to spruce up the front (and back) of your home, and you can utilise a rubbish removal company who will quickly take care of business. You’ll need any waste and junk out of site and taken to the dump as soon as possible so that potential buyers never see your curbside in a mess or disarray. A tidy environment is always appealing, so make sure you’re not neglecting those last minute jobs and employ help when needed.

The little jobs can make all the difference, so prune those hedges, mow the lawn, and perhaps you could add some pot plants and foliage to the space. A lush green, tidy, and trash-free haven should greet people as they pull up outside, so roll those sleeves up and get going on the curb appeal x-factor. Sweep up the fall leaves and clean your driveway, and do all you can to make your home as welcoming as possible; think about what you’d like to see as you visit a potential investment, and start from there.

xxo
Kim

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