Wednesday, 16 January 2019

New Year Sparkle — 5 Home Refreshment Hacks

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is refurbishing your home, now’s the time to make a plan and put it into action. But when you’re working on a budget, it can be tricky working out which improvements will generate the maximum transformational effect for minimum spend.

To save you teasing your brain too much considering this conundrum, here are five home refreshment hacks that provide a splendidly sparkling start to 2019.

1. Flooring

Replacing your flooring is a fab way to freshen up your home — and it might not be as expensive as you believe.

For example, you can order laminate flooring from Factory Direct Flooring at a fraction of the prices at high street stores and install it yourself to cut costs.

And bear in mind that it’s not always necessary to lay new floors throughout the home — if your bedroom and living room carpets are still in good condition, switching up your hallway might suffice.

2. Paint


Whether you prefer Dulux, Crown or Farrow and Ball, a fresh coat of paint works wonders for sprucing up a home interior.

And again, changing the colour of your hallway has a tangible effect on the ambience of the whole property.

Purple feels warm and cosy, grey is terrifically on-trend and yellow creates a nice airy flow — the choice is completely up to you.

3. Roofline


Roofline products sit between the tiles on the top of your roof and the walls underneath and include guttering, soffits and fascias.

And while they serve practical purposes (like draining away excess water), when they start to look worn and tatty, it has a subtle yet significant negative effect on the aesthetics of your exterior.

So if you renew roofline products with a firm like Everest, it’s one way to make the outside of your home more attractive without major structural alterations.

4. Door

First impressions last — and if the front door of your property is warped and weather-beaten, visitors might not be too enthused about the welcome they’ll receive inside

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Doordeals is a great site to browse if you’re looking for a cut-price domestic portal and classic styles like the hardwood Ealing Rose provide a magical makeover to the front of your home.

And don’t forget the colour — red or black are firm favourites but pastel shades can look pretty too.

5. Doormat

Once your new door and flooring are in place, you won’t want family members, friends or visitors trailing dirt and detritus inside on their mucky feet.

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So invest in a tough mat from Kleen-Tex to keep things neat and tidy — their products are technically advanced and attractive to boot.

You can also introduce a ‘no shoes indoors’ policy if you like, provided it doesn’t make guests feel unwelcome.

Follow these five home refreshment hacks and your abode will look and feel awesome for the rest of the year — you can thank us later.

Do you have more home refreshment hacks? Share them in the comments section.

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