After a few years of living in your house, it is quite normal to want to change it up a bit. But the average cost of a full renovation in the UK ranges between £38,000 and 74,000. That is quite high, and not everybody can afford it. Fortunately, you don’t have to worry if you’re not financially ready to pull the house down for a renovation. There are other ways to make your house feel and look new again, including the tips below.
Replace outdated fixtures
After some years, fixtures begin to look outdated and may develop faults. And one way to make your house look and feel new again is to replace your outdated fixtures. These elements usually look visibly worn down after a lot of years have gone by.
Lighting, doors, knobs, etc., can instantly transform the interiors and make the house look new. However, when you decide to replace them, it would be best to ensure they are quality materials. Substandard materials will deteriorate in no time and mar the overall purpose of making the house look and feel new again.
Refinish hardwood floors
Hardwood floors are beautiful in those first few years after installation. Indeed, they can instantly transform the house. However, they lose their initial appeal when they start to wear down after years of activity from pets, children etc. Apart from their vulnerability to moisture, they are also prone to scratching, thereby losing their smooth, shiny surface. More importantly, they are very expensive to install. Fortunately, there is a way to revive that old appeal to make your house look new again.
You can refinish your hardwood flooring with an appropriate stain. You may want to hire a flooring expert at this point to get it right. If you rely on an inexperienced person for your hardwood refinishing, you may end up with a damaged surface. Applying appropriate stains to hardwood floors is cheaper than getting a new installation. However, the results may be more costly if you cut corners with your refinishing.
Learn the secrets of the effective cleaning
Home maintenance starts and ends with effective cleaning. Additionally, regular cleaning can enhance the appearance of your home, no matter how long it may be. It would be best to remember that cleaning involves more than using a detergent and scrubbing brush. The secret is knowing how to get the dirt off the most obscure and hard-to-reach places, so keep this in mind.
For example, in tile maintenance, you must know how to clean grout. Keeping your grout neat all the time gives a fresh appearance to them. Also, with marble surfaces in your home, it would be best to use a safe solution of hydrogen peroxide and minimal ammonia. This solution cleans stains effectively from marble surfaces. Lastly, clean, repaint and repair old walls to renew their appeal.
You can do many things to revive your living space again. Hopefully, these suggestions should help!