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How To Love Your Home Again (And Not Get Mad At It)

How To Love Your Home Again (And Not Get Mad At It)

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Here’s the home ideal

 

You come home from work and open your front door. Happy to be home again, you kick off your shoes and start to relax in the warm confines of your living room. Sitting down on your sofa with a glass of wine and your favourite magazine, you sit back and let the cares of the day fade away. You’re home, everything is fine, and you enjoy your downtime in your domestic surroundings.

 

But the reality…

 

You come home from work and open your front door. With a creak and a jolt, it eventually opens, and you step inside. You kick off your shoes and add them to the rest of the clutter that is littering your hallway. You slump into your sofa hoping to relax, but that spring in the back of the chair isn’t doing your back any good. You shiver, not only because of the draft coming through the crack in the window but because your body is filled with stressed out tensions. You’re home, everything is not fine, and you fail to enjoy your downtime in your hellhole of a house. Bah!

 

The end. Thanks for reading.

 

Okay, it’s not the end, it would be a pretty depressing article if it was. But if you have lost the love for your home, there are a few things you need to do. It is your right to enjoy your living space after all!

 

Get on top of any repairs

Your home isn’t going to fix itself. There’s no DIY fairy fluttering around with a hammer and nail. If something is getting on top of you, be that a creaking front door or a crack in the wall, then you need to do something about them. They will only hinder your relaxation time otherwise. There are some repair jobs you can do yourself. You can add oil to the hinges on your doors, and you can seal any gaps in your home with caulk. But if there any household repairs you can’t do yourself, such as an issue with your electrics or a complicated plumbing issue, then you need to call in the professionals to restore your safe haven.

 

Give your home a makeover

If you’re bored with the same old surroundings, then it’s time to change things up a little. You need to relax, but if you are stuck in a place that uninspires you, then you won’t make the most of your downtime. One way to do this is to add colour to your home. Using the ideas in the linked article, brighten up your surroundings, be that with a splash of paint or some new additions. It might be time to replace the sofa too, especially if you do get that annoying spring in your back every time you sit down. If your curtains are tattered and worn, or ill-fitting at your windows, then swap them for something new. Deconovo has a nice range, as well as a helpful guide in how to measure for curtains. If your carpeting is looking shabby, give it a deep clean or replace it with something new. Do anything, other than suffer your usual drab surroundings.

 

Get rid of your clutter

 

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We have a tendency to move clutter from one room to the next. If things are in your way in the living room, we stuff them into the hallway. If we can’t manage the mess in the bedroom, we pile it into a spare room or overfill an already bulging storage cupboard. If you have clutter in your life, then you need to do one of two things. The first is to get rid of it! Seriously, if you don’t need something, stick it in the bin, sell it, or give it to charity. Secondly, create new storage space. Either buy something new, or use these insanely clever storage hacks to deal with your stuff. After sorting out your mess/important items/old rubbish, you will have more space in your house again, you won’t trip over anything as you’re moving from room to room, and you can relax without something distracting you when you see it in the corner of your eye.

 

And so…

 

It doesn’t take a lot to fall in love with your home again. With a few basic repairs, a tidy-up, and a few home upgrades, you can finally come home, kick off your shoes, sit down with a glass of wine and your favourite magazine and relax. Job done, order is restored, and your downtime is secure. Well, that’s the ideal, but we hope this article has spurred you on into making any changes that need to take place where you are.

 

The end. Thanks for reading. (Don’t scroll down because it really is the end, we promise).

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Transform Your Home

Transform Your Home

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Everyone always talks about a new year, new me. But why not talk about a new year, new home. There’s so much potential with every home you’ll ever come across. Yet people don’t seem make the most of it. We’re talking about space, décor, and just the general feel of the home. Which is fair enough, when life gets pretty busy it does become easy enough to neglect the home. But, since it is the new year, you might as well consider a few different things that will help you fall in love with your home again. Some do not even require that much effort, one however, will change your home forever.

 

Extension

 

As your family grows, their belongings do as well. Somehow your once big house seems like a tiny cubby hole when everyone is inside. So, what is your solution? Well, you can either move to a bigger property, or you can look at conversions. The beauty about a conversion is it just completely transforms the look of your home. People usually go for a kitchen conversion, or a bedroom. But have you ever thought about getting a basement. It really does feel like you’re in a secret world if you get one, and if often a great place to escape from the madness of the house. All you have to do is get in touch with a basement developer if you want to get the ball rolling. The space it’ll offer up is amazing as well, and you can literally use it for anything. A play room, a gym, an extra living room, the world will be your oyster. Yes, it’ll be expensive. But it is a one off payment that is going to offer you a lot in terms of space, and will definitely increase the value of your home.

 

The Garden

The garden is easy enough to neglect, especially when the weather is freezing or just not the best. But a garden can be so beautiful if you know what to do with it, and it is always a commenting point when guests come round. The first thing you want to try and do is make it as colourful as possible. There’s grass seeds that you can buy that will encourage the grass to grow lush and green. Then you can buy so many different types of flowers from your local store that will brighten the place up in no time. All you need to do is spend a day in the garden, and make sure you know how to maintain them. Just by making the grass greener and the flowers brighter, can really transform your garden. If you want to splash the cash a little and treat yourself. Look into getting a hot tub for those relaxing nights with a glass of wine. The proper ones are a tad expensive, but again it is a one off payment for a bit of class. If you want to save some money, there are some really cheap inflatable ones you can get that do just as good of a job.

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