When you’re renovating a house, it’s easy to forget things. There is so much preparation involved, it can be hard to make sure you have everything checked off your list. If you’re just about to start your renovations, here are a few things you should remember.
The Living Room
If you’re redecorating your living room, you have to focus on the basics. You may want a fold out TV with a conversation pit, but unless you have the space for it in your home, it may be an unlikely venture. Grant Menzies from Adina Watches has a foolproof method for those redecorating their living room. “Living spaces are about the obvious - living. And, while technology and modern entertainment play their part in life and hence our living spaces, setting them out to be centred around them detracts from the reality that living takes place by sharing - be it a meal, a conversation over a cup of something hot, or engaging with each other. The days of plonking your couch in front of the tv and adding a few decorative items have truly passed. Today, we have elaborate artworks, feature walls, prominent design pieces, and tastefully decorated open spaces replace the predictable seating in front of a screen. “ Find out more about Adina Watches by following them on Facebook and Instagram.
If you’re lacking a bit of space in your home, it can be difficult to make the most of what you’ve got. Maximising your space can be difficult, but Sharron Clark from Barn Doors has the perfect solution for you. “As the cost of land in our major cities continues to grow, people are aiming to make the most of the space in their homes. One of the major trends around this which is continuing into 2017 is the use of sliding doors that not only enable you to maximise space but are also a beautiful feature in your home.” Get inspired by following Barn Doors on Facebook. You can also maximise space with illusion. An easy way to fake more space in your home is by adding a rug to the equation. Choose one that flatters your personal space, and is a little larger than your furniture. This will make your room look larger. Avoid round rugs in a rectangular space, as it throws the balance off your room. A rug is a great way to amp up any blank space, and it adds personality to a room.
As one of the most used and important rooms in the house, it’s imperative that you have everything you need in there. If your kitchen is small, it’s important to maximise your space, and Jane Clarke from Fantastic Handyman has the perfect way to maximise your kitchen space. “The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in a home. For this reason, it would be best if the room provides as much storage as possible. Clever furniture designs like wall cabinets, shelves, magnetic racks, drawer organisers, pot racks, rolling carts, under shelf baskets, stacking canisters will help you achieve this. Roll-out pantries are a simple but very clever complement to the kitchen interior. What's even better about them is they can roll out from almost any place in the room.” Get inspired by following the Fantastic Handyman on Instagram. If you have some room in your kitchen and you have no idea what to put there, why not make your own little home bar? Fill a blank space with a spot for your beverages, so you can have dinner parties without compromising food space in your fridge. A bar fridge is a great addition to any kitchen, and you can enjoy crisp drinks anytime you like!
Despite the basics, it’s important to make sure you inject your own style into the home you’re redecorating. A cookie-cutter home may be pretty, but they can get boring. If you’re struggling to find ways to incorporate your style into your home while keeping it on trend, Lara O’Donnell from Tailored HQ has the answers you’re searching for. “A great way to achieve a sense of coordination throughout your home is by way of fabric. If you find a fabric you love, the options are endless. Not only can you create items such as custom cushions, but you can take it even further and turn it into a custom lampshade or a quilt or curtains or blinds - whatever you’d like! Creating bespoke pieces sets your home apart from the crowd, and you can have the peace of mind of knowing that you have an item that truly reflects your style.” Find out more about Tailored HQ by following them on Facebook and Instagram.
Redecorating your home is all about you, but there are a few basic things to remember when getting the job done. Your to-do-list may be six feet long, but if you follow the basics, the rest will fall into place.