Home renovations have never been easy or kind to the pocket. Unfortunately, not many people know that the simplest way to give the home a noticeable upgrade is to pay attention to minor details. A 2020 UK renovation report indicated that 65% of the population carried out various home face-lifts in the same year. Although most of these were full-blown renovations, it doesn’t stamp out the prospects of updating your home without knocking things down. Below are some ideas on how to do this. If you’re interested in more details, please read to the end.
Add new lighting and modern light fixtures
Apart from the gloomy effect poor lighting has on the home, it makes a relatively new property look older. Perhaps, the actual structure needs no updating, but your light fixtures make it look like it does. To avoid this unappealing contrast, brighten up your home with contemporary lights that make your indoors and outdoors come alive. It doesn’t matter what theme you already created for the home.
Fortunately, several light designs complement any home design theme. All you need to do is carry out an online search for the best ones. If in doubt, seek the services of an experienced interior designer to help you out. For your interior, consider a table or tall floor lamps that blend in with the rest of the room. Old ceiling light fixtures may be difficult to handle without an expert electrician. Remember that some modern lighting designs may require new wiring, which requires a professional to handle.
Install new entertainment units
Since the pandemic struck the UK in early 2020, government lockdowns made it mandatory for people to stay indoors while most worked from home. Due to the long periods spent at home, it became almost necessary for many households to upgrade their home entertainment systems. The Guardian reported that UK residents spent a whopping £9bn on home media and private entertainment in 2020 alone.
Digital video services went up by 38% from June to the end of July 2020. Meanwhile, streaming service new subscribers shot up to 32 million within six months in the same year. Additionally, Wired UK reported that tv unit sales went up by 40% more than what was recorded in 2019.
Give the bathroom a new look
It’s not too surprising that bathrooms get dingy quicker than the rest of the house. Fortunately, you only have to check the bathroom taps, bathtub, mirrors, and cupboard for a quick facelift. These are not significant renovations that require weeks of knocking down to rebuild. Additionally, because of heat accumulation and condensation, bathroom lights take on a dull appearance over time. That is another minor area you can change to brighten up the space.
Change cabinet and door handles
Did you know that cabinet pulls and door handles tend to lose their shine quicker because of constant handling? If you notice this and desire to upgrade your home without significant renovation, add them to your list. There are varieties of materials to choose from without breaking the bank. A few examples are bronze, stainless steel, brushed nickel, polished copper, etc. What you must do is ensure the material you choose blends in with everything else in the areas you wish to change.
Indeed, what you decide to do with your home, largely depends on your choices. Your major renovations can wait until later while you handle the less daunting tasks that still give your home an updated appeal.