No matter how big or small your home is, when you have the urge to reinvent and revitalize things around your house, we at Gradedtradesmen can help. Small or large home improvement projects are undertaken for so many reasons, such as: a fixture that caused an accident, welcoming a newborn baby or realizing that the kids are growing up and you need more space (among many others). Whatever the reason, you will find that reinventing and improving your home is an inevitable part of being a homeowner.
In this article we share 8 great ideas to get your creative mind flowing around improving and upgrading your living space.
Considering how people are struggling from the rise of property prices in UK, it isn’t just a good idea to convert your loft to an extra room, it’s practical.
Aside from the fact that a converted attic can boost the retail value of your home by 40%, the converted attic can also be used as a rented loft which can be an added income stream for the homeowner.
If you’re looking for a cost effective way to generate hot water for your home, then the Solar Water Heating system is what you need.
The good news is, the system requires very little to no annual maintenance costs. So once you have it up, you can enjoy the benefit of having hot water for your home without any added cost to you.
There are three types of solar collectors that you can choose from (for residential):
- 1.) Flat-Plate collector
- 2.) Integral collector-storage systems
- 3.) Evacuated-tube solar collectors
It’s highly suggested to contact the best tradesmen in your area to determine which Solar Water Heating system is best for your house.
There are two ways to go about redecorating your small bedroom: You can use dark and saturated colors to give it a warm and cozy feel. Or, you can give it an abundance of daylight by dressing your windows with light colored and thinly crafted curtains.
Having only one focal point is also crucial if you want to give your small bedroom a sense of harmony or being organized. Having 2 – 3 eye captivating elements will make your room seem very overpowering usually causing it to emit an aura of being untidy.
Also, a trick you can use to make your small bedroom seem bigger is to mount large mirrors on the walls. The reflection on the large mirror can create an illusion of added space, thus making your room seem bigger.
It might be tempting to buy the biggest bed possible to feather a luxurious nest. But doing this in a small space tends to cause a more cramped feel. Instead of doing this, why not look for beds with smaller stature. Beds with no footboards like storage or platform beds can also help make your room feel larger.
Most (if not all) home buyers are critical when it comes to the size and layout of the homes kitchen.
It’s for this reason that you need your kitchen to be in tip top quality if you want your home’s resale value to shoot up. The best part is, redecorating your kitchen doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg.
There’s a lot you can do if you want to remodel your kitchen and not spend as much, such as installing pendant lights. With the versatility, beauty, and functionality that it brings, you can easily change your kitchen’s atmosphere giving it a sophisticated and warm feel.
For a more modern look, a combination of matte gray and wood can do wonders. Prettify packaging of items in the pantry with the use of containers such as Tupperware and additional cabinets.
To brighten up the kitchen, you can also repaint the cabinets with bright pastel colors to brighten up the room.
While not necessarily noticeable at first glance, redoing your home's floors or carpets could be that one thing that could give your entire house an immediate face lift.
If you aren’t up for the tedious task of repainting the walls, restoring your upholstery or re-aligning your furniture, then upgrading your flooring is definitely a option.
Be Versatile! Light-colored wood can make a room look bigger, while marbles give that extra clean look. If you want to play with prints and designs, tiles are a good choice.
Solar energy matters, that’s a fact! While Solar Photovoltaic systems will surely help you save some cash in the long run, there’s a lot for you to consider before installing one.
For starters, you need to have an engineering survey done to make sure that it’s feasible to install a the system. It’s on this survey that the engineer will take measurements, insect if you have visibility of the south and also use the solar pathfinder to determine which part of the day the areas are shaded. This process will help determine which part of your roof is ideal to install the system (among many others).
Installing the Solar Photovoltaic system requires an expert tradesman if you want to maximize its efficiency. Doing it by yourself isn’t advisable.
If you have a wide outdoor space, then spruce it up. Have it landscaped and plant the most beautiful flower-bearing bushes and other medicinal herbs. You can even have a mini swimming pool if you want.
Having a front porch can also add a new layer of beauty to your outdoor space. It’s a good place to unwind and spend quality time with your family. This emotional piece of real estate may just be what you’re looking for if you give your house a feeling of warmth and elegance.
8. Repaint the entire house.
No matter how much redesigning you do, if your house’s paint is the same, you will more or less get the same vibe. However, if the entire house is repainted, it gives your house an entirely different feel making your house look brand new.
Instead of simply repainting your house with colors of the same shade, choose the exact opposite of what you currently have. If your house’s paint has a bright shade, choose darker ones when repainting your house instead.
Doing this makes your house feel totally different. This 360 degrees change in color will give you that exciting change that you’re looking for.
Take your cues from nature and your imagination. These are your best instruments to reinvent your home without doling out too much.
If you need expert advice on reinventing your home, you can visit our Find Pros section and talk to the best tradesmen in your area.