As Spring approaches and reminders of new beginnings take over, now is the perfect time to give your home a little spruce up, too. This post details 7 simple home improvement tasks you can make this spring.
Never underestimate the difference new lighting can make in your home. Whether it’s dusting around your existing fixtures, purchasing new lampshades, or changing the colours of your bulbs from hospital-white to a more ambient coloured glow, paying a little attention to your lighting can go a long way towards changing the entire atmosphere of a room.
- Maintenance tasks
One of the more boring tasks on this list, but important, nevertheless. Make sure you check your windows fittings for cracks or mould, take a look at your carbon monoxide and fire alarms and ensure all is working there, check your window and door locks and catches etc. If you find you do require new alarms, fire alarm installers Sunderland combine great quality with an even better price and are worth considering.
Something that gets overlooked the majority of the time because there’s always something more pressing to do, is painting the ceilings. You won’t notice until you get started but I can guarantee you that your ‘white’ ceiling is now an interesting shade of grey.
- Upgrade your technology
Why not take the time to add some smart technology to your home? You can choose from smart thermostats to both indoor and outdoor cameras, even robot vacuums and smarter kitchen appliances. My favourite technology upgrade would have to be the smart doorbell, though.
Wifi-enabled and connected with other systems throughout your home, these smart doorbells will add security to style and allow you to see who’s at your door without even having to stand up!
- Sort out that drawer/cupboard/room
You know the one I’m talking about. There are only so many times you can defer this task to a later that never comes. You’ll feel so much better once it’s done – especially when you vow you’ll keep on top of it this time.
Pop on some tunes, invite a friend even, and get to work. I promise it won’t be as painful as you think!
- Freshen up your bathroom
It’s called spring-cleaning for a reason. Take advantage of the longer and brighter days by giving your bathroom a deep clean. Really give the tiles and grout a good scrub and you’ll get the appearance of new tiles without actually having to fork out for any.
When’s the last time you cleaned your shower? This shower cleaning routine will ensure that your shower is squeaky clean by the time you’re finished with it, and hopefully make more regular cleaning an easier job for you.
- Add greenery
Truly embrace spring by bringing the outside in! Now that the sun is hopefully shining a lot more, take the opportunity to brighten your house and add some plants. If you’re anything like me you may need to consider purchasing plants that are easy to take care of like peace lilies or orchids, but plants add a breathe of fresh air to any room and are a simple way to improve the ambience of your home.
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