Tips to renovate your home for the summer

Renovating and redecorating can seem like a great idea when you’re thinking about it, but can sometimes spin out of control as you get overwhelmed with work.

Luckily, renovating and redecorating doesn’t need to be expensive or time-consuming. And with a few tips, you’ll soon be on your way to a stylish, comfortable home.

Here are some tips to renovate your home this summer

Get planning

Before you actually begin overhauling your bathroom, painting walls, and buying new furniture, it’s a good idea to spend some time planning how you want each room to look. Consider whether you’ll be living in the house for the next five to ten years, or if you see yourself moving within a few years.

It’s likely that your renovation choices will vary depending on if your home only needs to be appealing to your family, or if you’ll need it to be attractive to buyers when you go to sell. That’s why it’s a good idea to carefully consider your long-term goals before you begin renovating.

Once you have an idea about how long you’ll be staying in your home, you can think about the actual renovation. You may have been collecting fabric colours, and paint samples for many years, with whole boards on Pinterest developed to renovating, or you may have no idea what you want. Spend a few days looking at a few different magazines and home decorating websites and blogs before you begin, or talk to an interior decorator.

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Consider the little things

Often we like to think big when we’re planning a renovation. But there are many smaller ways that you can make a huge difference in your home without breaking the bank. Bedding is one of these excellent ways to make a whole room look different, so look for a bedding sale before you get started. Painting the walls is another great way to completely change the look of your home, and even a new rug or some new pillows can brighten the place up.

DIY

If you’re the type who likes to do it yourself, you’ll find that this is a great way to save some money. First, if you’re not sure about what you can change without needing a permit, check with the professionals. Next, ensure you have all the necessary safety gear before you get started.

Some tasks you can DIY include painting, re-tiling, and more. If you’re not sure if you have the skills to do some things (especially anything involving electricity, heights, or plumbing), be sure to hire a professional so you can stay safe.

There’s no reason why you can’t get the kids involved, and they’re likely to enjoy having a part in the renovation of their rooms. Even the littlest kids can have small jobs like bringing out water for the adults or sorting through the paintbrushes. Remember #RenovateRedecorateInspire and make your home amazing this summer!


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