Are you planning on making a few home improvements this year? Whether you are looking to add value to sell now or down the line or simply want to improve your living space, there are all kinds of exciting home improvements that could make a big difference to your home and life. People’s needs from their home have changed since the pandemic with people now often working, socializing and even exercising at home more often. With this in mind, read on to discover a few home improvement ideas that are worth considering and how they could make a difference to your life.
Improve The Curb Appeal
Improving the curb appeal is always worthwhile as this can make a big difference to the value of your property as well as how you feel whenever you arrive home. There are also lots of ways that you can improve the curb appeal without spending a fortune. A few of the best ideas include:
- Painting the front door
- Stained glass inserts
- New front door furniture
- Power washing the exterior
- A new front gate
The kitchen is the heart of the home and a space that many homeowners are now using more often when working remotely. It is an incredibly important space but also one that can become worn over time, which can bring the tone of the entire house down. You could remodel the entire kitchen, which could add a significant amount of value, but there are also smaller upgrades like new countertops, new appliances and painting the cabinets that can also make a big difference.
Many homeowners find that they have an additional need for space since the pandemic whether this is needing a home office or just an extra room that allows everyone in the house to spread out. Building an extension could be one option, but it is easier and more affordable to convert a basement or attic. This can then give you extra space in the home that you could use as a home office, extra bedroom, gym or an area for relaxing. This is another way to add a significant amount of value to the property.
Tadelakt Bathroom Plastering
The bathroom is another space in the home that can become worn and dingy over time. There are many ways to revitalize this space, including using tadelakt plastering which is a Moroccan-style plastering technique that is becoming popular in Western bathrooms. Why use tadelakt in a bathroom? There are many benefits such as an elegant finish, it is affordable, it is eco-friendly, and it is completely waterproof while eliminating the need for tiles or any other waterproof surface. This can give the bathroom a minimalist, yet luxury feel and is different to your typical bathroom design.
Improve The Garden
The garden is another space that has become even more important during COVID-19 as a safe outdoor space for people to relax or entertain guests. There are always improvements that can be made to your outdoor space even if you do not have much space to work with. A few of the best garden upgrades include:
- New garden furniture
- Decorative lighting
- New plants and flowers
- Outdoor grill
Sustainability is a major trend right now with people looking to find ways to reduce their environmental impact. There are many options for ways to do this in the home, which could also help you to save money, so it is a win-win. A few green upgrades for your home that will be worth the money include:
- Solar panels
- Smart thermostat
- Energy efficient appliances
- Smart lighting
Improve Your Sleep Environment
Another trend that is emerging right now is improving sleep. There has been a lot discussed about the power and importance of sleep when it comes to physical and mental health, so many people are looking to make improvements to their bedroom that could help them to improve their sleep quality. Obviously, a new bed and bedding will be the first areas to address, but you could also look into blackout blinds, reducing clutter in the bedroom and redecorating the space.
Hopefully, this post will serve as inspiration and give you a few ideas for ways that you can improve your home in 2022. Whether you are looking to add value and sell now or later or you are simply looking to make your home a nicer place to spend time, these are all ideas that could make a big difference.