6 Ways to Upgrade Your Home

Nothing beats the feel of moving into a new home – a blank slate that you can make your own and forge new memories.

But as much as we might want to sell up and head off to greener pastures, moving house isn’t easy. Not only can it take a long time to save up, but it’s a stressful avenue to travel down.

Just because you’re staying put, it doesn’t mean you can’t give your home some much needed upgrades to make it feel brand new. If your house has seen better days, then check out these six solutions to simple home design. 

  1. Fresh Paint

A fresh coat of paint can make the world of difference to your interiors.

You don’t have to paint them the same old shade of magnolia though! Research colour theory, and splash on something exciting to bring your interiors into the twenty-first century.

  1. Declutter

The longer we live somewhere, the more stuff we end up accumulating – and chances are, there’s a lot that we no longer need.

Make some time to have a proper sort out and declutter your wardrobes and attic. This way you’ll clear more space to put away the stuff you actually use! 

  1. New Doors

You’ve probably not given your internal doors much thought but replacing them is such a simple fix that will make a significant difference to the look and feel of your interiors! 

If you’re ready to change things up a bit, then the expert suppliers at Oakwood Doors are committed to finding you the perfect artisan entryway to suit your home’s aesthetic. Whether you fancy white and bright, or a rustic wood for your rural retreat, you’ll be spoilt for choice. 

  1. Clean the Windows

The Great British Winter can leave our windows looking grubby but giving them a good clean can really freshen up your home. Don’t just stop at the glass however – if your once-white window frames are looking a dustier grey, give them a scrub too.

If you don’t fancy climbing up the ladder, hire some help to clean them for you. With an excellent resource like Checkatrade, you’ll be able to find a reliable window cleaner near you!

  1. Modernise the Kitchen 

Having a new kitchen fitted can cost a fortune, which is bad news if you’re cooking in a kitchen that looks like it’s from the eighties! 

A much cheaper shortcut to a light renovation is to take off the cabinet doors and draw facings, and fit modern replacements.

Similarly, if the floor and wall tiles have a particularly confronting pattern, invest in some tile paint to give the room a more simplistic look. 

  1. Reupholster the Sofa

Over time, our sofas begin to bear the brunt of our daily lives, leaving them worn and torn. But don’t rush to buy yourself a new suite if it’s simply on the tattered side – your first step should be reupholstery. 

Though of course, if the cushion springs have had it, then you deserve to treat yourself to something new!

Tell us about your home design upgrades in the comments below! 

Photo by Designecologist from Pexels


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  1. February 25, 2022 / 12:01 pm

    I love the effect of clean windows. It feels like sunlight immediately fills the room. And natural daylight has a beneficial impact on our mood. Thank you for sharing these ideas, Amy!

  2. May 13, 2022 / 10:55 am

    Such a great article! However, you didn’t say anything about air conditioner filters. They need to be replaced at least once every month.
    Basically, dirty filters are the most common cause of poor air quality in homes.

  3. June 6, 2022 / 12:56 pm

    I like these ideas, Amy! Just a little reminder: before any upgrades in your home, check the wiring and do rewiring if needed. Actually, it should be done every 20 years. This really needs to be done before any repairs, since it requires opening walls and ceilings, lifting carpets and floorboards to access wires and your new bathroom with new wallpaper is unlikely to love this idea. Even though rewiring is quite costly (over $1,400 on average but can range to nearly $2,300), it worth the investment. The old wiring poses a great threat to you and your property.

Pin It on Pinterest