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Neglected Areas of Your Home to Turn Your Attention To

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We all want our homes to look the absolute best they can. We tend to put a lot of time and effort into making our living spaces look good, feel good, work functionally and generally be a nice space to live and spend time in. On the most part, the majority of us are successful with this mission. But there tend to be similar areas of different peoples’ homes that go neglected and are often forgotten about or pushed aside in this process. It’s important that you take care of all areas of your home to make sure that the entire space is positive and enjoyable to spend time in. Focusing on your property as a whole can also help to maintain or increase its value over time. So, where should you start? Here are just a few suggestions to get the ball rolling.

Your Attic

Attics or lofts are generally used for storage in most homes. But this doesn’t have to be the case. You can actually undertake a loft conversion to turn the space into another usable, living space in your home. Installing skylights or windows can allow natural light to filter through the space. You can then have flooring fitting, electrics for lighting and more. Eventually, you will find yourself with a lovely room to complement the rest of your home. This could be an extra bedroom or guest room. If you have the space, you could even have an en suite fitted!

Your Basement

Basements, at the other end of your home from your attic, also tend to get minimal care and attention. In fact, many people associate basement spaces with fear and not wanting to go down during the night time. This is silly. Your basement is just another room in your home and, while it may be underground and thus a little darker or devoid of natural light, can actually be an enjoyable and functional space in your property! Start out by clearing out your basement. This shouldn’t be a storage space for junk. Next, give it a good clean. Things can quickly get dusty in spaces we don’t spend much time in. Now for the real work. You can begin taking a look at the space and determining what needs to be done to transform it into a living space. You may want to get electrics fitted for cosy lighting. You may find that you need a crawl space vaport barrier to manage moisture in the air. You may need to install ventilation. Once this is complete, you can start decorating the space to create a guest room, games room or anything else you might have in mind.

Your Exteriors

When’s the last time you considered how your home looks from the outside? This is something that we don’t see as much, spending most of our time indoors. But adding a little curb appeal to your property is always important. Paint the property if needed, paint doors, window frames, gates. Keeping this space in tip top condition will work wonders for your property’s appeal and value.

These are just a few areas of focus, but they’ll serve as good starting points to work from!

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