As the new year rolls in, we often start thinking about changes we would like to make. Moving to a new house is a big commitment, and an expense. It could be a lot cheaper to make your current home work better for you. If one of your new year’s resolutions is to get the house sorted out, then keep reading for some of the most popular home improvement ideas for the new year…
A new paint job – This is one of the cheapest ways to make your home look more up to date and to modernise it. Before you begin, think about what sort of colours you want and also what would suit your lifestyle. A home full of children, for example, would probably not benefit from white or very pale coloured walls! Have a look online for inspiration, and visit your local DIY store for colour swatches of paint colours before you commit.
Flooring – It is surprising how much of an impact new flooring can have on a house. If you are fed-up with tired old carpets, why not consider laminate flooring, which is much easier to clean and great if you have cats and dogs. Tiles are also a great option if you want a nice looking and easy to clean floor. The addition of a rug to suit your room will make it homely and practical.
Furniture and Curtains – It may be that you want to update your furniture – the difference a new sofa, for example, can make to a living room is huge. January is the best time to do this as there are so many sales on, you can be sure to pick up a bargain that will bring your home up to date. Curtains are another thing that can make a room look entirely different. There are so many different options available, and you can be sure to find something that will suit you – again take advantage of the January sales and snap up a bargain!
Exterior Repairs – Maybe you have some repairs that need to be done to the exterior of your home. New windows and doors are a great way to update your home’s exterior. Another job that may need doing are roof repairs – flat roofing Evesham experts LW Roofing can help you with that if you have a problematic roof. January is the ideal time to get this job sorted out.