When is The Best Time to Remodel Your House?

In recent years, there has been a shift away from people moving to bigger or better houses and deciding instead to remodel their existing home. There are many benefits to doing this; one is that you don’t have the upheaval of moving, and the other is that you can remodel the house to suit however you like it. Although you might do small projects to begin with, when should you think about bigger remodelling plans?

Do You Need to Remodel?

Although there are probably areas of your home that you would like to improve, choosing to remodel is a major project and one that you only need to think about if you have to. Most people will consider doing a big project like this when they are considering expanding their home. It can be the perfect time as you only need to have one big disruption to your home. It also means that if you need help from your solicitors in Lincoln, such as arranging conveyancing or releasing equity from your current home, then you will be able to sort it out at the same time. However, you should try to think about what you might need in the future when buying your home. Even if you can only afford a smaller home initially, try to find somewhere that has room for expansion if needed later.

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Creating the perfect reading area at home

Being able to wind down and relax with a good book is one of life’s simplest pleasures and creating a reading area in your home will not only encourage you to do it more, but make it all the enjoyable.

This is my simple guide for creating the perfect reading area at home with a few simple steps.

Of course, you might not have the space for this sort of area, in those cases it might be something as simple as lighting your favourite candle in your room while you read, something that instantly transports you to the head space of taking the time for yourself and something that you enjoy.

photo credit // *This is a collaborative post*

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A Home refresh with Home Bargains

Spring is the perfect time to clean your home or change it up a bit and now that the weather is beginning to look up some days, I’m trying my best to do both this and be a mum to a crazy-teething 7 month old.

I was lucky enough to receive a fab bundle of goodies from Home Bargains to help me get started with Spring cleaning the house.

I’m not going to be overly optimistic but some house goals we have for Spring/Summer include:

Regularly steam mopping the tiles/laminate flooring. This might seem like a ridiculous one but I’m pretty good at staying on top of hoovering but always forget about the steam mop in the cupboard. I ticked it off the list this morning but I want to make sure I do it at least once a week now that Freya is regularly throwing her food around the house.

Light the Candles in the home and use the diffusers. We have a ton of candles at home and several unopened reed diffusers waiting to be used up. I need to make sure we light the existing ones more often and burn them down so we can get through our stockpile and clear some room in the cupboards.

Deep clean the bathroom. Again I feel pretty confident that I maintain a fairly tidy home as well as being a first time mama but I’d love to deep clean the bathrooms more like I did when I was nesting.

Re-paint the living room and en suite/downstairs toilet. We desperately need to repaint the lounge and have been thinking about a brand new colour rather than touching up the existing paintwork. We also have plans to paint the en suite and downstairs toilet a neutral colour as well as sort the tiling out.

Other plans include jet washing the patio area and repainting some stonework we have round the plants and wallpapering a wall in the spare bedroom. It sounds like a lot of work and trying to do it around Bob working full-time and raising out tiny human will be a challenge but hopefully with nice weather, we can introduce Freya more to our already lovely garden and get some summer toys for her to enjoy. Have you got any plans for a refresh in your home this year?

Laura x

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