Get Your Home Ready for the Summer

The home. A wonderful sanctuary which houses all our possessions and our lives. We go out during the day, either to work or to see people and run errands. Then at the end of the day, we get in and the house is there to keep us safe and warm. However, every now and then, it is up to us to take care of and look after the home.
A Clean Home Means a Clean Mind!

Ware and tear, life and day to day events can often lead to the house looking a little worse for ware. The paint looked a little duller than it was the day before, the furniture looked well used and bedded in through nights upon nights of sitting on it. Pictures hanging a little out of place from where they should be. Although it does not seem it, all of these little things can lead to a stressed and crowded mind. So, not only does cleaning out the house, and giving it a little revamp now and then good for the home, but it is good for your wellbeing. That is how the saying goes, a tidy home is a tidy mind, or a clean home is a clean mind. Whatever words you decide to use, it all means the same thing!

Something that is also amazing with the activity of doing up the home, is that you can everyone involved. The children if you have any can get involved, and have their dreams fulfilled in getting messy with the wet paint! As deep down all they really want is to help mummy and daddy tidy the home! Then, afterward you can all sit down on the sofa together, look around and witness the hard work you all have put into the house, and then reward will be so worth the sweat!

A Fresh Lick of Paint

Something that can age over time is paint. The first day, to the first month and sometimes year, the paint on the wall is bold and beautiful! Or warm and cosy. But, when it starts to age the benefit of paint is that it tells you when it time to put a fresh coat on the wall.

Bubbles and cracks start to form. The overall colour of the paint can become more and more dull, and a little worse for wear. Another benefit of paint, is that it too is a group activity or can be, but also something really easy that can make a huge difference to the feeling of the room. Obviously, it is a headache moving everything off and away from the walls, and putting covers on the furniture to protect it from rogue droplets, but the act of painting anyone can do!

Also, it can be really fun to pick the new colour. Will it be similar to the one previously on the wall? Will you be a little quirky and paint some stencil patterns around? Will you have different colour walls? The room is your canvas, and you are the willing and creative artist, so go wild and try something new when you next go to revamp your home.

Sorting and Re-Homing Unwanted Visitors

Every now and then, with the changing of seasons, some outside wildlife seeks refuge in your home. Unwanted visitors that in some cases, can cause damage that will need fixing. From mice, to spiders and bees, they can be a headache when you are trying to fix your home. Bees, especially in the summer time can be a headache, as the summer sun and the warming climate equals to more and more bees that gravitate to your garden and home. In some cases, they can build nests in your home which are far too dangerous for you to remove. In these instances hiring experts in bee removal would be advised, as they can rehome and remove the bees from your home, allowing you to live without stress!

Bring in Some New Furniture

A key staple within any home is its furnishings. They provide a centrepiece within the structure of a home, because the house would just be an empty shell without them!

However, everything in a house, overtime they can start to lose their lustre and pizzaz, and could do with a makeover or replacement.

One of those key pieces of furniture that could get weathered the most is the couch. You sit on it everyday, multiple times a day. Friends, and family when they come over will sit on it, and over time the fabric or the surface whatever it is made of can wear away. So, what are the options? If you want to keep the actual structure of the couch, then one of the options is get it professionally reupholstered. This means redoing the fabrics and the soft parts of the sofa, giving it a new lease of life.

If the surface is not that bad, then maybe it only requires a cushion upgrade? New colours or materials of cushion that lay on it can give it a boost of life without much hard work needed. Just changing the cushion cover of the cushions you have makes the job easier and cheaper on the wallet!

The last option of course, is a replacement. If you are looking for a more drastic revamp of your home, then shopping for new furniture can be an exciting business. You get to create a whole new look for your house, and also you get to see new furniture and new colours that you may not have considered before. It can be a little stressful also, with the fact of having ‘too much choice’, but if you think of the look you want before you go shopping this makes it much easier!

So, there you have it, some amazing tips on how you can revamp your home just in time for the summer, as then you can rest and relax and enjoy the fruits of your labour!

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