Rules to Renew


Abode2 gives its top tips for quick and easy ways to freshen your home design at the start of the year

It’s unsurprising that we are spending a lot of time inside our homes for a good portion of the winter season. As you stare at your walls and interior design on a daily basis, you may be struck by a sudden thought: “Wouldn’t it be nice to add a new lease of life to my property?”  

Whether you are planning to sell your house or not, it is always wise to revitalise your living space from time to time. In fact, is there anything better than being in a building that you are proud to call your home? You will be glad to discover that there is an array of simple methods to keep your house always looking at its best.

Hence, we take a look at how you can improve the quality and character of your abode by listing five ways to renew the style of your property.

Get painting

As time goes by, your walls may start losing colour. If your surroundings start to lose their sheen, your morale may too. Therefore, giving your house a lick of paint is an simple update that can bring a new, fresh vibe to your indoor ambience. Grab a paint roller or a brush and get decorating. Freshly painted rooms will look snazzy and clean, boosting your mood and adding significant value to your home.

Make sure not to get too creative – you may love your lime green kitchen walls at first, but bold colours may become overpowering. Play it safe and stick to more neutral, pastel palettes.

Valorise your front door

First impressions make a big impact. On one side, it is certainly true that you should not judge a book by its cover, however, an unwelcoming front door won’t encourage guests to step inside the house.

With a few adjustments, you can truly bring the front of your home to life. Replace worn door numbers with stainless ones and consider investing in a new doorknob. If you are struggling with ideas, why not go on a quick tour of your neighbourhood? By identifying creative features on other people’s front doors, you can rinvent your own with confidence.

Redesign your garden

Why not treat your backyard to a well-deserved makeover? Having a garden that is tidy, attractive, and well-kept will significantly enhance the value of your house, both on the market and emotionally to those living there. If you work through the winter season, you will be ready to make the most of your outdoor space when days finally become longer and warmer again.

Repair your lawn, get rid of weeds and overgrown shrubs, start making room for flowers and plants, and add your own special touch with atmospheric stake lights. Your garden will soon turn into the perfect venue for evening parties with family and friends. A well-designed patio area can add value to your property and is a great place to place to add outdoor heaters for those winter gatherings.

Brighten up your property

Making your house lighter is a simple and effective way to give a fresh feel to a home. If you have a small office room, for instance, natural light will help create the illusion of space. Therefore, make sure that you clean your windows on a regular basis to allow more sunlight inside your property.

Moreover, install some bright, vivid lights to keep your indoor space always bright and well-lit in the evenings. Finally, you could opt for sliding patio doors. Not only will this make your room look and feel lighter and more open, but will also guarantee that all-important natural light and a great view of the backyard.

Convert an unused room into a studio

As flexible work schedules have slowly but surely become the norm, many people have started carrying out their jobs from home on a regular basis. Are you working from home too? If the answer is yes, you may want to consider converting your attic, garage, or unused room into a studio.

Move your furniture around and create a workspace in which you can continue to comfortably perform your tasks. Add a desk, a bookcase, and some stationery, and you are sorted. In this day and age, a home office adds enormous value to your house. If you ever want to sell your property, studios are an asset that many buyers will undoubtedly be looking for.

As we spend more and more time inside our homes, it is important to keep them fresh and smart. With a few easy and cost-effective steps, you can increase your home’s value while revitalising its overall look and style. Feel free to follow these simple tips and truly valorise your property.

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