29 Apr 2016

Five Easy Ways to Jazz up Your Home This Weekend

If you’ve recently moved into a new property, chances are it doesn’t quite feel like “home” yet.

Part of the excitement of owning your own home is that you can change anything and everything to suit you and yours. The problem is, you still have to move all your possessions, unpack and handle a myriad of other concerns before you can make your new property a “home”.

Luckily, it’s probably easier than you think to make a start. Here are five things you can do over a single weekend to start making your new place feel like you:

1. Start painting

Painting a wall is not a very complicated procedure, and it can make a huge difference to the way a room feels and looks.

All you really need to do is head to a hardware store and ask the staff what you need. Once they tell you, ask how to use everything. The colour scheme of your house should be a defining characteristic that makes it feel “uniquely you”.

2. Make your own furniture and accessories

Simple furniture accessories like curtains are easy to make yourself. The more things within your house that were made by you or the family, the more unique and “homely” your home becomes.

Curtains are a great example. They’re easy to sew because they only require that you sew in a straight line, and you can save a ton of money making them yourself.

3. Install new door knobs and fixtures

With some quick-to-install and minor changes, you can change the feel of an entire room. Door knobs and fixtures make a disproportionately large impact on the presentation of a room (and by extension, the house).

4. Paint a chalkboard in your little ones’ bedrooms

Moving can be hard on the little ones. Try giving them something fun to do by painting a part of their bedroom wall with chalkboard paint! Nothing says “freedom” like being allowed to draw on your own bedroom wall.

Just make sure they remember to stick to the chalky part.

5. Spice up the yard

When it comes to your home, the front yard and/or garden is the only thing most people will ever see. For visitors (and for yourself) the front yard is still where the first impression is made.

Needless to say, maintaining your yard is important if you want it to represent you and make your home eye-catching. While you probably can’t bring what’s in your mind’s eye into reality over a single weekend, you can certainly make a start.

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At Mortgage House, we’re no strangers to the homeowner’s journey. It’s a long (but rewarding) one.

But don’t worry, we can help with that.

If you’re thinking of buying a home, you can contact us for advice about the best options for you when it comes to your mortgage. The cost of your mortgage can drastically affect your financial planning, so it pays to speak to the experts about it.

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