Home improvement projects are an attractive alternative to moving house, especially when the property market is slow. With a little vision, you can give your property a modern look and make it more liveable.
A change that will have a major impact is to fit new windows and doors. One of the main reasons people do this is because modern glass and frames improve heat retention, which will help to reduce household energy bills and cut carbon emissions.
Of course, you may be more interested in how they look. Choose sliding sash or fret windows with slick white frames and you will instantly give your property’s exterior a modern appearance.
Adding matching doors will complete the look. An option well worth considering is fitting double glazed French doors by Safestyle UK in your lounge. They will let lots of light into the room and also provide easy access to the garden or patio on sunny days. The latest generation of French doors come with multipoint locking systems, so there is no need to worry about compromising security in search of an extra touch of style.
One thing to be aware of is that you may need permission from the local buildings control authority if you plan to install a new door, rather than just replace an existing one. Use a reputable builder to do the work and they will ensure the job complies with all the relevant regulations, but it is worth putting in a call to the council just to check.
The most obvious modernisation projects inside the house are to fit a new kitchen and bathroom. Sleek contemporary units and fittings, along with state-of-the-art equipment can transform the feel of the two rooms, but you will need plenty of money to do it.
If your budget is more modest, you may wish to focus on your property’s decor. A cosmetic makeover can give your home a fresh new feel, particularly if you opt for the latest styles. You will not have to worry about the look going out of fashion in a few years’ time, as redecorating is simple and relatively inexpensive, so you can just do the job again when your tastes change.
New lighting is a great way to complete a home modernisation project. Spotlights add atmosphere to any room, but if you want something that makes a real statement, try crystal effect wall lights or an LED tree light.
***This post is in association with Safe Style UK***0