18 Mar Spring into your home renovations
The clocks changing this month seems to have a universal effect on us all wanting to change things up at home. To get on with renovations, revamps and a de-clutter. You might have an idea of what you want to clear, change or update. However, if it’s hard to know where to start, but you’re ready to make changes and invest in your home, we’ve got some advice to get you started.
The key is to identify what is not working for you in your current kitchen, home office or bedroom.
The big question is, do you have enough of it?
Display units and open shelves are lovely but they don’t solve a storage problem. They look their best when uncluttered and used to display select items. As soon as you fill them with your belongings, they lose their minimalist style, look cluttered and become less useful to you.
If you like open shelving and units, add plenty of closed units to your storage wishlist for all the items that don’t need to be on display.
Does your colour scheme feel outdated or not representative of your style anymore? Colour and texture are hugely important factors in how we connect with a space. If your colour or lack of colour is missing the mark, there are lots of ways to inject colour and texture, even if you don’t feel brave enough to specify a whole kitchen or fitted wardrobes in a bold hue.
Does the space work for you and your family? Are the items you need most frequently easily accessible? Perhaps you need more of an open plan layout or utility space that you can shut the door on. Messy shoes, noisy machines and wet coats are always better dealt with in a utility area.
Does the layout make the most of your natural light? Is there enough ambient and task lighting? Spending time designing a practical layout is crucial when you plan your renovation. For example, having a huge statement island might be high on the wishlist, but does your space allow for one? A well-planned peninsula might be a more practical solution and still be a real feature and focal point.
Think about where practicality is compromised in your home currently and we can address it in our design consultation.
When you’ve got all the areas that aren’t working clearly in your mind, the fun bit is making the wishlist.
Use platforms like Instagram and Pinterest to fuel your ideas on styles and designs. Also, give some thought to what features would make life that little bit easier or make you smile. Whether it’s an American style fridge freezer or a bespoke dressing room, pop it on the list and let’s get to work.