Home improvements are exciting. But sometimes it can be tricky deciding how to spend your time and money. Do you knock everything down and start from scratch? Or could a few choice changes make all the difference? Let’s take a look at some inspiration for some of the improvements you can make to give your home a new feel and outlook.
Having a new kitchen fitted is one of the biggest home improvement jobs there is, but you don’t have to commit a lot of time and money into the space to give it a little lift. Consider all the little touches that you can make to refresh things and give the room a new character.
New handles on your drawers and cabinets can add a quality touch, and paint can change the whole feel of a room. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, you can even paint the cupboards themselves, and replace countertops. This way, you can create the appearance of a new kitchen without all of the significant work.
Old and tired-looking appliances can bring down the appearance of your kitchen. Take a look at any appliances that aren’t integrated into your kitchen cabinets. Would updating these bring new life to the space?
Often, older appliances don’t match the kitchen colour scheme or feel, but there are plenty of options for sleek new ovens, refrigerators, dishwashers and washing machines. You don’t have to stick with the typical ‘white goods’ appearance. Many Leisure range cookers come in attractive colours, including red and blue for more vibrant kitchens.
Being environmentally conscious is no longer a lifestyle choice; it’s essential and it’s mainstream. And while it won’t make a huge difference in terms of the appearance of your home, there are major benefits to looking at how you can improve its environmental credentials.
All around the home you can replace any light bulbs that are not specifically energy efficient, with LEDs in particular being a great choice for consuming little power and lasting for a long time. Appliances too can be major power consumers, but it’s easy to check their environmental friendliness by looking at the energy rating.