Home Improvement Tips: Breathe new life into your home

By the resi financial blog team, 19 February 2014

Refreshing your home with a renovation

Are you looking for a way to rejuvenate your home? Let's face it; after a while, living in the same space for an extended period of time can sometimes get a little tedious and boring. However, there are a number of ways to renovate and revitalise your home without having to spend ludicrous amounts of money. 

Making a house into a home is one of the great joys of owning property, so it's worth taking the time to sit down and really think about what you want to get out of your real estate. Regardless of whether you live alone, with your partner or with a whole host of children, there are a number of different things you can do to the home to make it as aesthetically pleasing and homely as possible. 

Some of these changes are purely for looks, while others can be utilised as a functional addition to your home. The key is to highlight what you think your home's shortcomings are and create solutions that help to rectify these issues. 

Feature Walls

Installing one of these into your home could be a great way to help bring a tired looking living space back from the grave and give it a new lease on life. Feature walls are making a come back, with many people putting them in multiple rooms throughout their house in order to give each and every room an interesting point of interest to attract the eye as soon as people walk through the door. 

With a feature wall, there are a number of different approaches you can take. One of the most popular ones is to select a colour that directly contrasts with the one already on the wall. A vibrant red against navy blue can be quite striking. 

However, complimentary colours can also create an interesting combination. It comes down to personal choice, but it could be worth speaking with a professional designer about what could potentially work in your own home.

Functional Attic Space

Most people have an attic where they store boxes and other bits and pieces that get forgotten about. However, nowadays it's entirely possible to convert your attic into a functional room - complete with skylights, power outlets and all the creature comforts of regular rooms. 

These rooms can be turned into a whole range of things. For example, you could create a private guest room that friends and family can make their own when they come to stay with you. And if you or your partner work from home, renovating the attic into an office gives you the peace, quiet and privacy that is conducive to productivity - perfect for a working environment. 

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