Now that we’re spending much more time in the home due to lockdown, there’s finally the time to focus on those home improvements you’ve been wanting to get done but never had the time to do. Lockdown has opened up many opportunities within the home, giving people the chance to sit back and take a good look at both interior and exteriors and figure out what exactly needs to be done in order to get our homes looking their best. From a fresh lick of paint to adding even more space to your property, the following tips have been gathered to help inspire you on which essential home improvements you could be working on throughout the lockdown period.
Brighten Things Up
Whilst spending more time in your home you may be noticing that there’s room to brighten things up a little and make your indoor space feel lighter and more welcoming. Lighting can be something that many homes don’t get quite right, whether it’s needing an additional lamp in the living room to a new spot lights in the kitchen and once you make this small changes you’ll notice a huge improvement. When it comes to creating the correct atmosphere in your home, lighting is essential so it’s always worth rethinking your existing layout and finding a way to bring more light into the room to really bring the space to life. Take a look at online retailers such as Park Electrical to browse the different types of lighting available for your home, to work out which you need, and which will help you achieve what you want within your interiors.
Add a Fresh Lick of Paint
It’s amazing what a fresh lick of paint can do for a room and now is the perfect time to get stuck into some DIY around the home. Even retouching areas that have become a little dull and faded with the same colour paint can really transform the area and bring it back to life. From your walls to cabinets or even the front door, there are so many areas within the home that can be enhanced with a fresh touch of paint and it’s also quite a fun project to work on too. Find the right paint colour online from popular brands like Dulux and play around with colours that you’ve been wanting to try out for a while. Once you’ve found the perfect shade you can get to work!
Have a Tidy Up
Having more time on your hands in the house offers the perfect opportunity to give each room a thorough tidy up. It’s a task that we all want to tick off, but never have the time to fully put into it. There are so many benefits that come from having a tidy living space, from the rooms feeling brighter and fresher, to being able to live in a practical, functional space that feels warm and welcoming. Start by throwing out any unwanted items that are cluttering up the home, sort things into their proper places and make sure any messy areas look as neat and tidy as they can.
Get into the Garden
When the weather is on your side there’s nothing better than getting out and getting the garden into shape. This additional time is ideal for figuring out a layout and style for your garden that will work well for you, from a better social area to a quiet space to sit and read a book. Put some time into working out the best garden design for you and your household and think about tasks that you can do yourself, such as adding new flowers and plants or doing some landscaping to switch things up a little. You can find lots of inspiration as well as essential products online at garden centres, even those local to you, such as Dobbies and other popular