There’s No Place Like Home
Modern workplaces are becoming some uber stylish and comfortable places to be – which can be a shame when your favourite sofa is at work and not at home. But it is home that everyone longs for at the end of a long day, for the familiarity of the rooms, the smells that accompany them and the items within that are important for so many reasons.
Yet, people never tire of improving their homes. Through refurbishment, decorating and even structural change. In part, this is because of the biological need to ‘nest’, and the other because as a person changes, so does their taste.
Here are some ways to change your home that you may never have thought of before.
Having a home office can often leave you out of touch with the rest of the world, and can make you feel stuck in your house. How about moving the office outside? We’ve all heard of the idea of a man cave, or a craft shed built in the garden. Well, why not create an office that will both get you out of the house and will reunite you with the outdoor world. If you don’t want to build a whole new structure, then why not think about converting your garage into your office or studio space.
Loft conversions are very popular and can provide you with a myriad of options; a study or office, a bedroom or just a more structured storage space. Converting your attic will not only offer you more usable space but can also increase the value of your home.
There are a few things you can do with your windows to change the style of your home. A residential window tint can offer more privacy, protection from UV rays for both you and your furniture, or just a simple, unique look. Tinted windows come in very handy with full-length windows and windows that face the sun throughout the day. You can also thing out the aesthetic of your windows. Stained glass or cross-hatched windows give your property a vintage and elegant feel.
If you have a single story home or a double-height ceiling somewhere in your house, you could always instal skylights to open up space and maximise the amount of sunlight within your home. Smaller ones can work fantastically in your loft conversion, or in any part of your house where part of your ceiling is part of the roof.
If you have a beautiful garden, your property overlooks some fields, a river or a fantastic part of the city, then why not install a balcony to enjoy the view from? On a summer’s evening, you can sit out there with a glass of wine and enjoy the sunset, or with a cup of coffee in the morning and watch the sunrise. It brings to mind a Romeo and Juliet vibe and would be a very romantic addition you could make to your home.