8/14/2019

How to Improve the Appearance of Your Family Home


As a parent, you want to create a welcoming, safe and enjoyable environment for your kids and partner, especially if you are remodelling your first family home. However, family life can leave your fixtures looking drab, chipped, and old-fashioned if you do not take the appropriate steps to improve their appearance. If you are looking for some of the best ways to spruce up each room of your house, this guide will help you to create the perfect home for you and your family.

Bathroom

The first thing that you should do to update the look of your bathroom is to replace its old fixtures with new equivalents, such as modern bathtubs, showers, and sinks. Not only can these improve the appearance of your bathroom, they can also help to add value to your home. They’re also often more efficient, which can help you to save money on water bills. To install these, you may want to hire professional plumbing services who can attach the pipes to the necessary fixtures and appliances and repair any issues with your original piping system, such as leaks or blocked drains.

You can also improve the appearance of your bathroom by adding plants, which can also help to stop damp and other issues through their ability to eradicate stale air. Many houseplants thrive in humid and steamy climates, such as spider plants.

Walls can often become warped and smudged by water and damp in bathrooms. You should consider adding removable wallpaper, as this will add a touch of glamour to your bathroom that will draw your attention. However, wallpaper can soon be damaged in a bathroom, and so easily removable types will stop this from becoming a major problem.

Kitchen

Many older kitchens have dated appliances that can detract from the appearance of your kitchen. To make the kitchen a bright and homely space for your family, you should replace your fixtures such as sinks with modern alternatives. If this is not possible, you should paint over your steelwork with stainless steel paint, which can instantly brighten your fixtures even if they do not yet need replacing. 

Families should also focus on making their kitchens communal spaces that are the central hub of the home. You can do this by investing in a kitchen island which can have multiple purposes throughout the day, from food preparation to eating your breakfasts.

You should also consider your house’s storage options in the kitchen- family kitchens are often cluttered and disorganized, which can make them look dated. To improve their look, you should install more storage options such as shelving, or create a pantry for your foodstuffs. You should also update the cupboards that you already have with a sanding machine, or varnish.

Living Room

Your family living room should be a relaxing and enjoyable space for all the family; if you are finding that your lounge is cluttered with the kid’s toys, you should consider creating a separate play area in your living room for the kids to enjoy. This can help to separate noise and clutter from the main body of your home and give them a parent-free space to play.

You should also make sure that your living room has plenty of natural light. You can increase natural light by moving all your furniture away from the windows and doors, and placing them directly opposite light sources. You can also boost natural light by featuring mirrors which can reflect available light throughout the room, and through installing warm artificial lighting which can boost the natural light.  

You can also improve your d├ęcor by replacing your soft furnishings. When you have kids or pets, throws, blankets and cushions can become tattered easily. If this is the case, you should replace these with bright, patterned soft furnishings that are also easy to wash, and allow you to remove stains.

Bedroom

Your bedroom needs to be decorated with sleep in mind, and the color of your bedroom walls can drastically improve the space. Choose calming blues, greens, and pastel colors for your bedroom walls, as these have been proven to enhance sleep and promote a relaxing atmosphere, You should also consider improving the look of your bedroom by creating a focal point, such as a favorite piece of artwork or a feature wall. Either that, or you should consider using the vertical space, with high shelves and long tapestries, which can help to make your room look more spacious.

Your family home should be somewhere you love to return to, where your children can play in safety and somewhere which showcases who you are. The above advice will help you to create the ideal family home, simply by improving its appearance.

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