If you’re thinking of updating your property and you’re having a bit of trouble coming up with a good plan then these inspirational ideas for your home renovation might be just the ticket. With a converted loft, or the addition of a feature or two, you can turn a rather dull property into a fantastic abode, as well as potentially increasing the value of your home.
Make something of a loft space
Most people tend to use an attic or loft as a bit of a dumping ground, a space to store old suitcases, moving boxes that have never been unpacked, or cases of possessions belonging to family members who have forgotten all about them. However, the attic is often one of the biggest rooms in most houses and is something of a wasted space if you don’t do something with it. If you have an attic space currently going unused then you might want to think about turning it into a home office, an extra bedroom or somewhere to get away from the rest of the family. You can buy specific furniture that can be built an attic room, whether it’s shelving to fit sloping walls, or a corner desk or sofa. It’s usually a good idea to keep attic rooms fairly neutral in terms of colour scheme and to consider installing a skylight to introduce some light.
Add an extension
Sometimes the easiest way to add inspirational new space to a home is to go for an extension. Whether it’s a conservatory space, or a flat pack extension, the additional room can really come in handy as a space in which to relax, or somewhere to do some fabulous entertaining. Extensions come in all shapes and sizes and can add a real extra dimension to a home. From clear glass extensions that are almost completely open to the elements, to extensions that incorporate exposed beams and natural bricks to blend in with the rest of the building, there is a huge choice of options.
Sort out your windows and doors
It’s surprising how much of a difference it can make to change or update the windows in your house. From adding a set of French doors to the kitchen or lounge, to changing your window frames from old rotting wood to brand new UPVC, new windows and doors can really give a property a facelift. Windows and doors are also a great way to add light to a room, whether it’s a skylight in an attic conversion, or floor to ceiling windows in the bedroom, so that you can really appreciate a view.
Consider some wallpaper
Paint tends to be the option of choice for most people nowadays and few amateur decorators consider the option of wallpaper, even though there are some pretty incredible wallpapers out there, from gold flock, through to bright candy stripes. Wallpaper doesn’t present as much of a challenge to put up as undertaking a serious structural renovation but can have a really room-changing effect, which is perfect if you’re looking for an easy way to give a property a facelift. All you need to do is make sure you get it the right way up!
Go for a feature
If your rooms are somewhat lacking in focus then it might be worth considering a feature to bring them to life. Fireplaces make a great focal point for a room and come in all varieties, shapes and sizes, from sleek and modern to traditional and cosy. Feature walls and windows have also become very popular, whether that is adding feature windows to really open up a room, or renovating an old wall to expose vintage timber and brickwork.
Renovation doesn’t have to be a big building project; it could be something as simple as installing a new fireplace or investing in some quality wallpaper. Whatever the effect you’re hoping to achieve, these inspirational ideas for your home renovation are a great way to get started if you want to change the space in which you live.