New Year, Fresh Ideas! DIY Projects to Kick Start in 2015
New Year, new décor; why not redecorate your living space with this seasons must have designs. First of all, get some ideas by reading magazines specializing in house interiors, or maybe look on the internet for inspiration on great ideas that can be reproduced in your own home. Sometimes it isn’t all about repainting and glossing a whole room which is quite a big job, but making little changes such as changing the cushions on a sofa. This can really make a massive difference to the look and feel of a room. As an example, and to save money, try creating your own upholstery designs by purchasing the original materials yourself, and sewing them together. The other advantage with this is that you will also be making something that is totally unique.
The exterior of your home may be looking a little worse for ware, so why not replace your old, and out of date guttering with new UPVC guttering. There may be moss growing on your roof, which could be cleaned off using a jet wash, or your paintwork could do with a change of colour, and design, or just a few touch ups in certain places. By making changes to the exterior of your home, this will not just improve the look of your house, but it will make you happy. Also from the perspective of selling your property, the cosmetic appearance of your house can have a massive effect on the decision the prospective buyer makes i.e whether to buy your property or not. make a massive difference to the look and feel of a room. As an example, and to save money, try creating your own upholstery designs by purchasing the original materials yourself, and sewing them together. The other advantage with this is that you will also be making something that is totally unique.
Another part of the house that is often overlooked and does need attention is the garden. A garden is a great place to spend your time with family, and friends in the summer time. You may have some garden furniture that looks old and damaged. Why not repair, and spruce up this furniture by spray painting it a different colour to bring it up to date. Or maybe you could consider laying down some quality timber decking in time for the summer. This can add so much to the look of a garden, and in a practical sense makes it more versatile as well.
The first thing you will see when entering your home is the front door, this sets the tone upon entering the property, and if it is in a state of dis-repair it can be very off putting. Why not replace the whole door including the frame, with a beautiful new UPVC door, and frame. The design and finishes are virtually end less, so it is quite easy to come up with something that improves the look, and feel of your property.