You might look around your home and sigh because there’s not as much space as there used to be or it’s not in as good a shape as it used to be. You had children and, as your family grew, your home struggled to cope with the overload; the more people and possessions there are in a household, the smaller it feels. And let’s not forget that all those kids (in fact, one kid is enough) crashing about the house are bound to do some damage.
Still, your home isn’t beyond saving yet. Believe it or not, there’s hope for your humble abode beneath all the clutter and chaos of its interior design and layout. Your household could look spacious and aesthetically-pleasing if you put some elbow grease into it, so here are some renovation ideas that could reveal your home’s true potential. It’s time for a long-overdue makeover.
Give your home a clear-out.
The best place to begin when trying to renovate your home is to give it a real clear-out. Decluttering your home will help to make it feel more spacious; you’ll remember just how big your house was before you overloaded it with your many possessions and furnishings. The goal is to open up as much space as possible. You might want to head over to www.glchemdry.com to get help from some cleaning professionals who can make sure your carpets and upholstery are not only cleaner but healthier.
As for your clutter, you should start putting it into piles of things you want to throw away or sell. The possessions which are left after the clear-out will be the furnishings or possessions that you actually need. You don’t have to overload a room with stuff to make it look good. Minimalism is the way to go. As mentioned over at www.fool.com, you don’t have to overwhelm a room with elements of your personality in order for it to feel homely; stick to a few important possessions such as photographs that serve as focal points in a room.
Give your home more storage space.
Another way to unlock your home’s potential is to create more storage space. You’ve already decluttered and cleaned your home at this point so it probably feels more breathable and spacious already, but a fully-minimalistic design requires a little more creativity. Putting up shelving units on walls, which has been discussed on this site in the past, is a smart way to create new storage space in a room without being too obstructive; it “floats” out of the way, in a sense. In a kitchen, this would reduce the need to leave crockery and other kitchen utensils lying around on surfaces. Turning the space under the stairs into storage is another good way to keep possessions out of the way. You just need to think about all the potential space in your home that you’ve yet to use.
Give your garden some attention.
As explained over at www.hgtv.com, first impressions are everything. That means you need to focus on your property’s exterior design as well as its interior design. It isn’t enough to make your home look good on the inside; you need it to shine on the outside too. Revealing your home’s potential is all about utilizing its outside space. You need to give your garden some attention; plant a few flowerbeds and you’ll find the incentive to spend more time outside tending to your garden.