Are you planning some home improvements this summer? Whether you want to tidy up the garden ready for the BBQ weather, update your kitchen or simply freshen up the walls with a new paint colour, here are five great ideas to help brighten up your property this summer…
Tidy up the garden
Now is the time to start preparing your garden for those lazy summer weekends. Start by clearing away any garden waste or debris that may have collected over the winter months and give the lawn a cut. Once the garden is clear and tidy you can start adding some colour by planting flowers. This will really brighten up your outdoor space ready for family gatherings.
Freshen up the walls
If you are looking for something bold and exciting for the walls, how about a geometric pattern using contrasting colours and low-tack masking tape to create the lines. If you don’t feel that daring what about creating a feature wall using bold wallpaper instead? A feature wall is where you only add a pattern or colour to one focal wall. This is usually where you would place your bed head or a fireplace.
Add new accessories
If you don’t want to change the walls, but you do want to add a splash of colour; what about some new accessories? You could change your curtains, add new pillows to the sofa or buy some new bedding. Bed linen is a great way of creating a new colour scheme in your bedroom and the best thing is you can swap it whenever you fancy a change.
Update your kitchen
Installing new worktops will make a huge difference to the look and feel of your kitchen. There are so many options when it comes to worktops, such as wood, granite and marble, and although some of these materials can be expensive, the cost of changing your worktops will be much less than the cost of a complete kitchen renovation. Furthermore, installing new work surfaces can be done quickly, without the need to change the rest of the kitchen.
Give the windows a clean
Finally, a very quick and simple way to brighten up your home this summer is by cleaning your windows! It really makes a huge difference when you are enjoying the sunny views. Try a traditional mixture of warm water and vinegar to help get your windows sparkling clean and use kitchen towels or newspaper to dry for a streak-free finish. If you don’t fancy this task yourself you could always look into a local window cleaner!