We all love a new look, don’t we? Whether a personal makeover or some home renovations, change can make you feel as though you’ve had a holiday. And good news is, for your home change doesn’t have to be difficult or require major reconstruction work.
So, what are the ways that you can easily renew your home environment? Ever thought of sound-proofing shrubs in your front garden? Or you might consider the outdoor blinds Melbourne residents favour so much. Perhaps you’d like a new front door?
Let’s discuss the ways you could renew your home to make it beautiful and make it seem ‘fresh’ again.
Install a New Front Door
Bring immediate change to the entire look of your house by installing a new door. The right entrance way can make your home look smarter, newer, and its effect is more than just the front door. It can set the tone for the entire property. You could try a natural look, by hanging a wooden one, or you could go for the modern look, with glass or painted metal.
No matter what door you put in, make sure it’s solid, both for security and soundproofing reasons.
Install a New Garage Door
You could also put in a new garage door at the same time as your front door. This will also have the same effect, of impacting the aesthetics and style of your house. Again, you can go for the natural wooden look or metal doors.
If you’re going to invest in one, it would be best if you bought a door with resale value on your mind. And what buyers really like are automated doors. You never know when you might want to sell your house, and if you’ve covered the expense of an automated door already, you can usually have a return on investment once it’s sold.
Plant New Flowers and Shrubs
Plants, trees and flowers make a wonderful difference to your home. Nature and greenery have a way of relaxing us. Dig some into your garden in a way that will create interest, such as layout out pathways and using different textures. And why not get some noise-reducing shrubs or trees, like bamboo, to reduce the noise from the outside and give you some privacy.
Create an Arbour
Having a little nook in the garden where you can sit and watch the birds or read a book is invaluable. Are you the one who like watching passers-by and be nosy about your neighbours? Then position a bench facing outwards. Otherwise, place your seat in a shady spot, and grow some creepers over it on a trellis for shelter. Put some birdseed and water nearby if you’re keen on the birds. And then sit back and relax.
Want some comfort? Add a watertight box to keep some cushions on hand—ready to place on the garden bench. That way you’ll have a cosy garden space without many expenses.
Add Some Skylights
Skylights will bring a lot more natural light into the home. They can have a profound effect on your mood and wellbeing. And it allows you to save some electricity, thanks to fewer artificial light needed in the dark corners of your home, such as bathrooms, hallways and closets.
Pop Some Outdoor Blinds On
Do you know how easy it is to install outdoor privacy blinds on your home. And don’t imagine unsightly features! These days they look exceptionally attractive and you can customise them to suit your home’s design. Turn your patio into an entirely new space to use.
Blinds can roll up, or they can be let down, allowing you all the privacy you could wish for. Some blinds allow you to see out, so you can sit inside with your book while watching the kids play outside.
Add an Archway
You also have the option of adding an archway over a pathway or drive. It can create a sense of mystery and intrigue on your property. Such an archway can have trees or shrubs growing on the sides and overhead. Yes, you will have to keep it neat, but it’s a creative way of making your home unique and interesting.
Put in a Porch Swing
One of the most exciting aspects of living in your own home is to develop spaces where you can relax, dream, and perhaps even work while being comfortable. A porch swing—or even a porch bed—creates just that atmosphere. All you need is find an overhead beam—or construct it yourself. Then add a wooden support structure where you can place cushions and a mattress.
Just make sure it can take quite a bit of weight. It should ideally hold the weight of several people at once, and be a space where the family can gather and watch the stars. Or the neighbours!
It doesn’t have to cost much to renovate your home and give it an entirely new feel. All it takes are one of two changes, and you’ll have your home looking beautiful and inviting, not to say smart. Do you have tips for other homeowners?