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By Nigel Hilton

Every home needs a facelift after it’s been lived in for a while. You might have taken good care of your humble abode but paint fades, furnishings wear out, and kids come along to make a mess of everything. If you’re feeling a little uninspired by the current state of your household then you might want to look into giving it a bit of a facelift. Here are some tips to help you do so.

The bedroom.

Let’s start with one of the most important rooms in the house. Whilst you may only spend eight to ten hours of your doing in this room (and you’re asleep for most of them), this doesn’t detract from the fact that the state of your bedroom greatly affects your perception of your home as a whole. If you don’t have a comfortable place to retreat at the end of the evening and get a good night’s sleep then it ruins the feel of the place that you’re trying to call “home”.

You might want to start improving this space by looking at the bed itself. Perhaps you’re not getting a good night’s sleep because the mattress is old and worn out; sometimes a spring might have gone so you could potentially look into a good spring manufacturer to try and fix that problem and save what is, otherwise, a great mattress. Whatever the solution, you definitely need to start with a comfortable bed. Moving out from that, the aesthetic of your bedroom also greatly affects how comfortable you feel in it. A fresh coat of paint on the walls (and perhaps some furnishings) could rejuvenate this space and make it feel brand new. A coat of white paint is very neutral and also a great way to brighten up any room by reflecting the natural sunlight which pours through your windows (that’s a good tip for any room in your house).

The kitchen.

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms of the house. It’s not only the place in which you’ll prepare all (or the majority) of your meals but it’s also probably one of the main social zones of your house. Everybody congregates here to eat, so it’s important that this is a comfortable and inviting zone. You can improve your kitchen with a little DIY work so don’t go telling yourself that you need to fork out thousands to improve it.

The garden.

Don’t neglect your outdoor space. The garden is just as much a part of your home as any other room in the house. Give it a tidy up, much as you would when the kitchen becomes a mess, because you might find that you’re far more inclined to go out and enjoy this outdoor space once you start keeping on top of mowing the lawn and perhaps planting new flowerbeds. Give yourself an incentive to get out there and enjoy this extra room of your house. You could even look into getting an extension put onto the house so that you have a lovely viewing spot of your handiwork in the garden.

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