Home Improvement Ideas For The New Year

Home Improvement Ideas For The New Year

So I think we are about ready for the Christmas craziness! We have get-togethers planned and have quite a few people invited for dinner on the big day. I have whipped the house into shape with a deep clean before the decs went up so everywhere is spic and span. There are a couple of bits that I want to redecorate in the new year, it always looks so bare when the tree gets packed away doesn’t it? So I have been looking at a few ways to spruce up the house when January comes.


Invest In Some Hard Wearing Flooring

Are your carpets looking a little tired with all of the traffic that it has to deal with? Perhaps consider replacing it with some wooden flooring?
if you are on a budget then you could consider some laminate flooring that will stand the test of time. If you have more funds set aside then solid wooden flooring would be a fab investment for any room in the home. Wooden flooring has so many benefits –

  • Wooden floors are more hygienic then carpets and eliminate allergens.
  • You can change your colour schemes without hassle when you have wooden flooring. When you have carpet, unless you have a neutral colour such as cream, then you will be limited as to what colour schemes you can have.
  • Your wooden flooring will last considerably longer than carpet giving you more value for your money.
  • Unlike carpet, wooden floors don’t harbour odours so can be ideal if you have pets.

Photo source Lifestyle Flooring

Play Around With Your Colour Schemes

Freshen up a room by either changing the colour scheme totally or introducing another colour to your current scheme. You could also buy a few accessories that will match in and make your room feel updated with very little cost. Perhaps pick up some swatches and tester paint pots from your local DIY store, or browse Pinterest which has lots of boards full of inspiration for home interior ideas. By simply changing your colour scheme, you can make a cold room feel warmer and even a small room feel larger.

Colour swatch and paint brush 

Update Your Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home. Ours is not just a space where the cooking happens but a communal room where the whole family can hang out, so it makes complete sense for it to be an inviting and cosy place to be. A simple way to inject some life back into the kitchen is to replace the unit and drawer fronts. There are so many different designs and colours available the options really are endless. You could also replace the work surfaces relatively inexpensively and for a small outlay change the tiles and splashbacks to reinvent your old kitchen for much less than you imagined.

New Light Fixtures

Poor lighting makes even the most amazing room feel uninviting. Over recent years the number of different styles of light fittings as grown enormously. Even designers are getting in on the act, chandeliers that used to be reserved for stately homes and mansions are now commonly found to be centrepieces in everyday homes across the world. Even just replacing the light shade can make a big difference to the overall feel of the room.

Do you have any plans for improving your home in 2019?

*This is a collaborative post*



  1. Brian Harrington December 19, 2018 / 9:01 am

    lighting and repainting in a new colour scheme are on my hitlist!

  2. Sarah Roberts January 10, 2019 / 12:10 am

    l totally agree l love lamps and innovative lighting it makes all the difference and the house a home.

  3. fiona drinkell January 10, 2019 / 1:03 am

    Great ideas but doubt our measly budget would stretch to any of it.

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