How to make your home extra special

When it comes to home improvements and renovations, you should always prioritise the necessities and big jobs. If something is broken, you need to fix it. But once all the big and necessary jobs are out of the way, you have the freedom to be more creative with your home design.

This way, you can turn a functional house into a home designed to perfectly cater for your family and your style. You can have a lot more fun with it. So, here are a few ideas to finish off your home and make it truly special.

family on dining room table

Level up your exterior

Most people focus on the structure and interior of their home first, as this is where they spend most of their time. Again, you prioritise need over want. But this doesn’t mean you should neglect the rest of your property by any means.

Your backyard and the land surrounding your home can be very useful. First, consider how you can improve your garden to make it more attractive and practical.

For starters, a vegetable garden can provide a great hobby and tasty, home-grown vegetables. If you don’t want to do much, an herb garden can add some utility without taking up a lot of space.

You can also add a dining area to your backyard so you can enjoy it in the summer. Outside structures like garden sheds and greenhouses add some storage and allow you to grow certain fruit and veg.

If you have the space, you can also add a driveway or garage for off-road parking.

Install a fireplace

Adding a fireplace is a wonderful way to make your home more special. If you already have a chimney, it’s a very simple job to add a fireplace because your home is already equipped for it. Otherwise, you will either need a fireplace that doesn’t require a chimney or you can have a chimney added to your property.

You will need to decide between a wood-burning stove and an open fire. A wood burner is usually more practical and efficient, heating the room with less fuel. However, some people really enjoy the atmosphere of an open fire.

In any case, it’s important to maintain the fireplace and periodically get a chimney sweep to clean the chimney. This makes it easier to light the fire and reduces any fire risk.

The finishing touches

You can also add some design features yourself to really personalise your home. After all, the most important thing is that you feel happy and comfortable, and that means having a home that speaks to your style.

So, have fun with wall art and other ornaments. As well as looking for things that look good and go together, try to find pieces that mean something special to you. The nice thing about your home is that you can always add something new.

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