It’s finally that time of year again when the days are getting longer and warmer. If you’re looking to take your Spring cleaning to the next level, we’ve got some top tips for DIY home improvement. Improving your home doesn’t have to be expensive, and it can even be something your whole family get involved in.
Enhance natural light
One foolproof way to give your home a new lease of life is to ensure you are enhancing the natural light. Replace your dark, draping curtains that block out light even when open with a lighter, softer option. Giving a room a fresh coat of paint can also make a big difference to darker rooms if you opt for a light, refreshing colour. You could even consider rearranging a room to make the most of the natural light, by moving your desk in front of the window, for example.
Consider investing in some smart home technology, which can help with your security, energy bills, communication and more! Many homeowners are now investing in advanced security cameras and motion sensors to protect their home and their loved ones, and they aren’t as expensive as you might think! You can also invest in technology that shuts of lights automatically when no one is in a room, adjusts the temperature for you and helps you track how much energy you are using, all designed to help keep your home energy efficient and your bills low.
Having enough storage space is essential for any home, especially for growing families. Adding storage can be a very easy DIY task and can be as simple as adding in shelving, a great option as these don’t have to take up floor space, a cabinet to your hallway, that doubles as a drop-zone with useful baskets for shoes underneath, or even adding in more under bed storage. This BuzzFeed article has some unique and innovative ideas from organising your belts with paper towels holders to turning a chest into an elaborate filing cabinet!
Utilise the space you have
Part of creating extra storage space is making sure you are utilising all the available space in your home. This means decluttering and reinventing areas of your home that currently sit unused.
For example, if your garage is full to the brim of old bikes, sledges, games and tools that have sat unused for years, perhaps its time to start utilising that space. You can do so yourself with a simple clear out, or you can really make use of the space with a professional garage conversion. These add both space AND value to your home and allow you to create a home office, a cinema room, a games room, an organised storage space, a guest house and more! Search for roofing contractors North East to find a reliable company to complete your conversion.
The exterior of your home is the first thing visitors see, and it forms their first impressions. If your garden has been neglected throughout the Winter, what better time to give it a new lease of life. Remove any dead plants and blushes and replace with low maintenance alternatives, such as yew or climbing hydrangea, or simply replace these with grass or gravel. The Royal Horticultural Society has some great tips for low maintenance gardening.