Your home is your castle, your pride and joy, your safe haven, but even the most satisfied homeowners need a change every now and then. Living comfortably is one thing but becoming bored of your surroundings is quite another, if you’re sick of looking at the same four walls, day-in, day-out, take a look at The List’s home renovation ideas and breathe new life into your home.
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If you’re anything like me then you spend a lot of time in the bathroom, whether you love a long soak in the tub, spend an inordinate amount of time preening yourself for a big night out, or… other things. If you’re going to be spending a lot of time here then you may as well make it an area you can be proud of.
Obviously, the vast majority of appliances in your bathroom involve some degree of running water, which is why you should always hire a professional plumber. A leak can be inconvenient, but any long-lasting damp can quickly become very expensive to fix, not to mention potentially dangerous.
When it comes to the bathroom, one of our favourite home renovation ideas, size permitting, is a fantastically opulent free standing bath tub. Do away with that grotty built-in unit, and strip away that dirt sealant. Not only does a freestanding tub look like an appliance fit for royalty but it also makes any additional plumbing work much easier. No longer will you have to fiddle about with the panel and duck under like a mechanic fixing a car.
Another of our favourite home renovation ideas for your bathroom is to upgrade that dingy old toilet and replace it with a brand new porcelain throne. It’s much comfier than an Iron one and significantly easier to achieve!
One of the more instantly transformative home renovation ideas is to give your home a fresh lick of paint, be it inside or out. Face it, colours often come and go, both figuratively and literally. Trends change over time and suddenly that green living room from 2012 doesn’t look quite as hip as it did then, similarly, if your room takes a lot of sunlight then that colour will fade as time goes by.
In 2019, the most popular colours for living rooms and bedrooms are expected to be creamy hazelnuts. These colours rarely clash with furniture and can easily be repainted without the need to strip excessive amounts of bold coloured paint.
However, finding a painter who can fit your schedule can often be a pain, painting a room is a big job and you want to be sure that the timings work to your schedule. With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to hire yourself a professional painter, for a time that suits you, and give your home a bold new look in time for party season.
Humanity’s mastery of electricity has been one of the most defining moments of our 200,000-year history, so what better way to celebrate that fact than by installing an enormously frivolous and extravagant home cinema system!
Okay, so maybe that’s not the most practical home renovation you could undertake but it would certainly be a lot of fun!
Additionally, if you’re looking for a home renovation that your partner is more likely to agree with, one that can boost the value of your home, and potentially save money on your electricity bill each month, you should look into having your home rewired. It’s recommended that this is done every 25 years, to account for changes in your home’s infrastructure, and to ensure your home is safe.
However, as with all major renovations, it’s recommended you hire a professional electrician to deal with any problems. In fact, in the UK, it is a legal requirement that any electrical work is undertaken by a fully qualified professional.
These are just a few of our favourite home renovations you can undertake this year, all of which will be incredibly useful in the long run, and be sure to increase the value of your home.