Do you feel as though you can still get more from your home? If so, you’re not alone. Every year, homeowners grow accustomed to their surroundings. Even if these surroundings aren’t exactly what they desire. Why settle for less when you can make some simple home improvements and improve the living space? Don’t worry, you won’t need to break the bank with these simple suggestions!
Invest in a Comfortable Mattress
If you want to improve the living space, one of the best things you can do is invest in a comfortable mattress. According to estimates, we spend 33 years in bed (seven of these are just trying to get to sleep). With so much time in bed, you need a comfortable mattress to encourage deep and restful sleep. Without the right mattress, you may struggle to sleep, this affects mood, and you may even suffer back, neck, shoulder, or hip issues.
Install Dimmer Lights
You can also improve the living space by installing dimmer switches; this is especially useful in the living room and lounge areas. When trying to relax and watch a film with loved ones, we either need to sit in the brightness or use a lamp (even these can be too bright). With dimmer switches, you set the mood precisely (while also saving money by limiting energy usage!).
Revive the Fireplace
Ever watch a Christmas film and yearn for the warm fireplace, hot chocolate, and cosy environment they portray? Well, this isn’t out of reach. To start, you’ll need to bring the fireplace back to life. These days, it’s more affordable than ever to install a traditional fireplace and there are a variety of styles from which to choose. You might choose an in-built gas fireplace, log burning fireplace, freestanding fireplace, or something else entirely. If you already have a fireplace, but it needs a facelift, consider adding a new rock face, or tiles from Yeomans Bagno & Ceramiche to the fireplace mantle. Either way, this improvement can transform a living space and make it more welcoming for all.
Not all home improvements need to cost the world, and some homeowners choose to add life to their home through plants and flowers. If your track record of keeping plants alive is questionable, go for cactus plants. You don’t need to water them, they survive most climates, and you still get the benefit of greenery and life around the home. Many studies point towards increased productivity (important when working from home), reduced stress, and other benefits with plants in the living space.
Reconsider the Living Room Layout
Sometimes, you don’t even need to spend anything to improve the living space. Instead, reconsider the layout of your living room. Can you change the position of the sofa or move the TV? Can you move the bookcase to another room to open the living space up? Home improvements don’t always mean adding something; in many cases, it can mean the opposite.
Try Clever Kitchen Storage Solutions
The kitchen is a room where all the cupboards seem to overflow and there’s no room to keep everything organised. Even after tidying, it seems everything goes back to normal just one meal later. Thankfully, there are some amazing kitchen storage solutions these days whether you want a wheeled pantry, a drawer for your herbs and spices, or even a hanging wall for saucepans.
Other home improvements for a better living space include:
- Repurposing closets
- Buying rugs to add warmth to wooden flooring
- Upgrading all fixtures and fittings in the kitchen or bathroom
- Knocking through a wall for a more open-plan kitchen/living area
- Adding floor-to-ceiling windows and doors to allow more natural light into the room