Moving house is a subject that I talk about a lot and there are two reasons for this. One, I really want to move from this horrible rental into a six-bedroom mansion with a swimming pool. Two, my husband is a removal man. And with his help, I have put together some top tips about putting your stuff into storage.
Of course a splash of luxury is what your home needs. In fact, it’s what your home deserves. When you’re putting so much time and effort into a home, you might as well make it as luxurious as you possibly can. Luxury equals comfort for a lot of people, and comfort is what a lot of homes seem to be lacking more often than not lately. That’s probably because everyone assumes that luxury comes with a big price tag, but it really doesn’t.
Creating a home that is part of the past and of the present is a difficult balance to get right. When you are upgrading your home, and you’re looking for a way to keep it classy, but not ultra-modern and therefore unslightly or shiny, a rustic sense of charm is a perfect addition to any home. So, without going overboard, are there ways for you to give your home the rustic charm that it deserves?
How does your home feel? Do you feel like you are the lady of your manor? It’s not a trick question. It’s simply about finding out whether you’re still happy with your house. As people change, it’s fair to say that your lifestyle has probably dramatically evolved since you first bought the home. Maybe you’ve shifted your priorities and are feeling more concerned about environmental issues and finding ways to welcome the wildlife back into your garden. Or maybe you would like your home to get that grown-up feel it needs?
As much as we all love our homes, there’s always something that we’d change. Whether we want more space or we’d love to be able to re-tile the kitchen, there’s always a feeling that our homes would be perfect… if only we could just take care of that one, last thing. As a result, many of us find ourselves on an endless quest for improvement; trying to take what is already there and making it as good as possible.
DIY is a skill a lot of us think we’re in short supply of. How do you hammer in a nail accurately? How do you put up wallpaper with no bubbles? How do you reupholster a chair without getting so annoyed with it? However, when it comes down to actually breaking the woodworking bench out, there’s a lot you can get up to, even as a beginner!
While you are saving up to buy your first place, you’ll probably have to rent an apartment or home. And that means that you’ll have to deal with a landlord. I’m sure that you will have heard lots of nightmare stories about landlords from hell, but you will be happy to hear that these are very rare occurrences. In actual fact, most landlords are very pleasant and easy to get along with. That is, as long as you ensure that you look after their property and follow all of the points in the tenant contract.
Doors aren’t something that you normally think about. They have locks and keep the heat in, right? Well, that’s true but doors can be so much more than that. They can become the talking point of your home And by changing them, you can completely revamp how your home looks and feels.
We can’t accurately predict what homes of the future will look like, but there are some design ideas that are growing in popularity that seem likely to be hot trends in years to come. Making these improvements to your home could add value if you plan to sell your property in the future. Alternatively, it could be a way of simply giving yourself a head start – growing legislation suggests some of these features may become compulsory one day. Here are just four improvements that will help you to future-proof your home.
Building an extension can be expensive and sometimes unnecessary – you may already have space in your home; it could simply be a case of rearranging things. Here are just a few ways that you can build space by using the structure that you’ve already got.