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Your home is a sanctuary, somewhere you come home to at the end of each day, close the door and leave the world far behind you. You’re planning a long and happy life nestled between these four walls, so when your décor looks a little tired or your nest looks like it could do with freshening up, there’s no need to do anything drastic.

Unless you want to.  For many of us a new coat of paint, a freshening up of the furniture and we’re all set. While this might be the answer at least some of the time, there are moments when you really want to see some big changes but not have the inconvenience of moving home.We look at some large scale improvements, popular with homeowners and property bloggers that are currently dominating the market.

Adding wings

If you own a stand-alone property one of the most popular features you can add is more space. This might come in the form of a new conservatory, additional bedroom and en suite bathroom or even a den or home cinema.

Adding to your home is a big project to undertake in anyone’s book but the addition of extra rooms will generally raise the value of your home enormously and give you more space to play with. Just make sure you get permission from the relevant authorities before you undertake the work.

Remodeling

If creating a whole new part of your house feels too much then something like a remodeling of your kitchen, basement or a bathroom renovation can bring a whole new lease of life to your house, as suggested by Treasured Spaces Inc.

Choose a company carefully and don’t be afraid to talk in depth about your project so you feel confident that you’re all on the same page and able to collaborate closely together.

Outside

If you’re tired of looking at the same rotting wood, tired tiles and crumbling paintwork it could be time to give your property a facelift.

Replacing damaged materials, repainting old walls and redesigning your color scheme is a sure fire way of bringing life back into older properties for a fraction of the cost of moving house. You might also consider having your outside surfaces, such as paths and driveways reinvigorated to match the quality of your facade.

When the location is perfect and moving home isn’t an option, making some big changes to the style and structure of your home can be a great second option.

Do the research; plan where to start and what will bring you the most joy. Shop around for color schemes and accessories that bring you inspiration and start designing your brand new old space.

Don’t be afraid to take your time and get as many quotes as you need before you hire someone to come in and do the work, making sure you both share the same vision.

Start planning your ideal home today and shake off the old to get ready for the new.

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