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Your home isn’t going to feel like new forever. While it might have been that way when you first moved in or after you last updated the decor, there’ll come a point when things begin to fade a little. And while that isn’t the end of the world, it can compromise your enjoyment of your home somewhat.
Fortunately, you don’t have to live in a home that’s past its sell-by date! There are plenty of things you can do that’ll make it feel like new. In this post, we’re going to run through some of the most effective methods. We’re not saying it’ll feel like you’ve moved into a completely new home, but it’ll surely be better than what it was!
Never underestimate just how big a difference a lick of fresh paint can make. Once you’ve finished, you’ll walk into the room, and you’ll likely be shocked at how fresh everything feels. You can choose to paint it a new colour, or you can just go over it in the same colour. It’s fast and affordable, and all it’ll cost you is a few hours of work. Simple!
We’re all good at keeping on top of general cleanliness in the home. However, it’s important to remember that while those quick cleaning operations will keep things broadly presentable, they won’t do everything that has to be done to keep your home feeling fresh. For that, you’ll need to do some deeper cleaning. If you hire a carpet cleaning company, window cleaner, and perhaps even a professional cleaner for your home, then you’ll end up with a home that feels like new at its core. The deep cleaning operations really do make a big difference, so make a habit of doing them every six months or so.
Rearrange the Furniture
They say that if you have a work of art hanging on your wall, you should change where it hangs every few months. If you don’t, then you get too used to it being there, and you barely notice it anymore. The same principle can be applied to your furniture. If it’s been in the same place for far too long, then look at changing the layout. Just by rearranging the room — which takes all of an hour — you’ll breathe fresh life into your property.
So far, much of the suggestions have been low-effort, high-reward. But sometimes, you’ll want to look at high-effort, high-reward. The big changes can dramatically affect the scope and feel of your property. It could be that you want to completely renovate your bathroom or kitchen or even add an extension. These projects take some time, but they’re nearly always worth it.
Add New Tech
Finally, you can look at bringing your home into the 21st century by adding more tech to your home. Could you add USB plugs and a home speaker that allows you to control lighting, heating etc through your voice? Do so, and it’ll feel like you’ve stepped into the future.