The past year has been a pretty difficult one and it has seen countless changes to our day to day lives that we are still getting used to. The cause? The coronavirus and Covid-19 pandemic, which has seen many of us growing used to wearing masks, sanitising our hands more regularly, staying away from people we don’t live with and even working from home. Perhaps one of the more notable changes of our daily lives is that we’re spending a whole lot more time between our own four walls. As we’re encouraged to only go out when absolutely essential (only to collect food or to pick up prescriptions if we are not essential workers), we’re spending all of our work time and free time inside our own properties. Of course, this is fine and something that we’re getting used to. But chances are, you’ve been taking a look around your living space and considering ways to improve it. Whether that’s making it look nicer or making it feel more functional and comfortable, these changes could have a profoundly positive impact on our routines and lifestyles. A better home will be more pleasant to spend time in! So, go ahead with your plans. Here are a few sources of inspiration that could get the ball rolling!
Cleaning and Decluttering
The first step you need to take to improve your living space is to clean and declutter. This sounds standard, and most of us keep on top of routine chores, but when’s the last time you carried out a really good deep clean or a huge clear out of unnecessary or unwanted belongings? Your home doesn’t have to be completely minimalist with nothing in it. But clearing and cleaning the space can make all the difference. Carry out routine chores like vacuuming, dusting and polishing. But also complete carpet cleaning, wiping down skirting boards and bleaching necessary surfaces. When it comes to decluttering, take a look at individual items you own and think about whether you actually use them and whether you really want them. If you don’t, make sure to donate, sell or recycle them.
Consider Some Renovations
If you want to go all out and make some major changes to your home, why not consider some renovations? You don’t necessarily have to accept your home as it is in its current form. Sure, when you first moved in it might have ticked all of your boxes. But as time passes, our needs and preferences change, and some renovation work could help to make your property perfect for you again! Maybe you need more room. Maybe you want an extra bathroom. Maybe you want some new engineered wood flooring. You might want an island in your kitchen. You could want to change a guest room into a home cinema. You might decide you’d like a skylight fitted in an otherwise dim room. Whatever changes you want made, there are professionals out there who can help to implement it to the best standard possible.
Decorating is another great option if you’re looking to change the look of your property. Whether that’s a fresh coat of paint on the walls, some new artwork put up, some new upholstering on your furniture or anything else, these small touches can really make your home perfect for you.
These suggestions vary in project size, but they are all achievable. So, why not consider those that are best for you?