If you are thinking about fixing up your home it sometimes feels impossible to know where to start. While a flat may have fewer things to worry about than a bigger build, making the right choices about your work is one of the most important things you can do.
So, here are three simple things you can do to help refurbish your flat and make sure that you get the most out of your prep and planning.
- Fix and mend: First and foremost, every home has some odd jobs that you’ve been meaning to get around to that you just can’t quite find the time to fix. While many of these can be structural like broken hinges or shoddy paintwork, it’s easy to think how a quick repair job can make all the difference in your home – especially when it comes to flat refurbishment in London. For example, do you have a leaky tap? Maybe it’s time to take a look at a new sink rather than simply repairing the old one? Cupboards not closing properly due to warping?Is it better to spring for replacements or update your style? Have a moment to think through what needs to change and decide whether it is better to bite the bullet and make meaningful changes to your home or use a little elbow grease and keep them around for a while longer.
In Short: Simple fixes can bring massive improvements to your quality of life.
- Focus on your kitchen: Often described as the heart of a home, your kitchen is a massive selling point for when you choose to move up the property ladder. Making small improvements to your space can help lift the overall value and tone of your home. This can be as comprehensive as considering a full redesign or finding some simple solutions to space, storage, or your overall layout. If your kitchen just isn’t that important to you, make a start on your most-used room and work outward – allowing your style to change in an elegant and manageable way.
In Short: When making changes, start in the kitchen and work outward.
- Take the time to look: One of the biggest sins we’re guilty of getting used to the clutter and the rubbish that can quickly clog up the space in your flat. If you have a Saturday morning free, take a moment to walk through your home with a coffee and genuinely think about what needs to change…and what needs to go. Thiscan be as simple as spotting scuffs on the paintwork that you’ve become accustomed or noticing issues with your overall furniture layout or use of space. When you are done, separate your new list into two parts – ‘simple fix’ or ‘potential project’. Start to rank this list by importance and factor in your working budget. Once you’re finished, you’ll have a decent shopping list that can be updated and changed to make sure that the issues in your home are directly addressed.
A little objectivity can help you find out exactly what needs to change.
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