4 Must-Have Upgrades for Your Home

By on August 14, 2018
Home Improvements

Fall in love with your home all over again by welcoming some improvements throughout. Doing so can add considerable value to your property, as well as making it more functional and attractive. So, try and get some ideas and then begin deciding how you’re going to make your dream home a reality. Before starting any sort of work or construction, always consider your budget and set a maximum spending amount – this is so that you don’t overspend and end up having to stall the work. Once you’ve completed this step, you can then begin choosing new features and making your house feel special, inviting, and more like home.

Outdoor Kitchen

When you come to design your outdoor kitchen, you should focus on maximizing cabinet space for storage, and worktop space so that you have plenty of room to prepare food and lay it out before eating. Don’t forget to think about how you’re going to maintain this area, so opt for easy to clean surfaces when you’re making installation plans, and consider using tiles for the flooring and stainless steel doors for outside kitchens. An outdoor kitchen provides the perfect space for having BBQ’s and dinner parties, and can make for a practical and exciting feature of your yard. It’s the perfect place to entertain and could provide the backdrop for small celebratory events whereby you can have organic lunch catering, servers, cocktail makers, and backyard entertainment.

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Add More Windows

If you could benefit from having a little more interior light in your home, then consider having more windows installed. Opening and fitting new windows should be undertaken by a professional builder, and you might need to be given permission by the relevant authorities before you do so. So, get the wheels in motion and once you’ve been given the green light you can begin deciding where to expand your views and allow sunlight to filter in.

Train Climbing Plants

Climbing plants can add a touch of wonder to the exterior of your home, and can make your house look like a welcoming and enchanting grotto. Climbing plants also help to give you additional privacy as well as provide some shade if your house receives a lot of direct sunlight. Training plants to climb isn’t as challenging as you might expect, and some of the best include wisteria, evergreen clematis, ivy, and Virginia creeper.

Bathroom Tiles

A tiled bathroom floor is considered a must-have by many, as tiles provide luxury and practicality at the very least. Bathroom tiles are easy to clean and sweep, and can be polished to shine. Unlike carpets, and some wooden flooring, tiles do not collect dirt and grime nor do they begin to smell unpleasant and harbor bacteria. Tiles are the smart choice to make, so consider shopping around to find the ones that suit you best and are neutral in appearance. Try to stick to one style of tile, as otherwise you run the risk of making the floor space appear busy – tiles needn’t be a focal point, and instead should subtly contribute to the sleek and neutral design of your bathroom.

Alec Neufeld is a retired builder, now freelance writer and part-time general fix it man. He has strong opinions on the use of alternate energy and is also an avid sports enthusiast.


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4 Must-Have Upgrades for Your Home