Have you found the perfect house but still feel there is something missing?
You may be dissatisfied with your house and are still searching for a dream home, this leaves you with two options: upgrade or move to one that instantly feels more homely. Unfortunately, Oxfordshire in general is an expensive place to go house shopping, so your best option is usually – “transform your current house into the home of your dreams.”
This article shares some tips, ideas and inspiration to help you achieve a luxury dream home you’ll love forever, without breaking the bank. We will walk you through easy tricks to give your house that much-needed facelift, helping convert it into a home. Keep on reading to discover how ridiculously easy and affordable it is to make the BIG SHIFT “from House to Home”.
CREATE YOUR VISION OF HEAVEN IN YOUR GARDEN
We start our journey on a green note — the garden. This start point is important because people see your home’s exterior before entering your house, which is just a part of your desired home. If you have a small and dead garden around your home, make this your starting point. Your dream home will be more attractive and valuable if you add life and colour to your garden. So, how do you improve your garden and turn it into an oasis of peace by doing the following:
- Create a space for bright seasonal flowers
- Add a splash of colour with painted garden fence
- Outdoor fairy lights create a magical atmosphere at night
- Adding a water feature will attract birds and other small creatures into your garden
- Building a patio where you can relax and enjoy the calming surroundings of your paradise
- Investing in beautiful garden furniture to round up the look and feel of your garden
If you’re stuck for inspiration, please see below a list of beautiful external spaces in and around Oxford.
- Upton House and Gardens
- Wychwood Wild Garden (Oxfordshire Cotswolds)
- Abbey Gardens
- Waterperry Gardens
- Greys Court & Garden near Henley On Thames
INTRODUCE DECORATIVE FLOWERS
Still working with nature, you can add transformative value to your house by introducing decorative flowers. Just as an enhanced garden increases your house’s exterior value, indoor flowers are an easy way to transform indoor spaces. These flowers are great tools for infusing a sense of freshness and life in your interior environment. Moreover, you can arrange your flowers to showcase your popularity. With simple and artistic containers, you can plant indoor plants that don’t require frequent watering.
OPTIMISE YOUR STORAGE
Does your house look and feel cramped? Perhaps it is just a lack of practical storage space that’s making it look cluttered. If you are one of those homeowners who’ve spent a lot of money and time on making your home look beautiful but neglecting necessary storage, this tip is for you.
Find innovative ways to optimise the storage space in your home such as utilising space under the stairs, consider pullout storage or simply use handwoven baskets to control clutter.
This way, you kill two birds with one stone—achieving maximum storage and beauty simultaneously.
TURN YOUR WALLS INTO A WORK OF ART
Your house’s walls are not just for demarcation or protection, no. You can exploit them for other valuable uses that can elevate your house into your dream luxury home. First, you can turn them into beauty points that will make your home a nostalgic hub for your visitors. Here are practical ways of enhancing your walls’ aesthetic value:
- You can repaint them with artistic images to make them focal beauty points for your family and visitors
- Enrich them with rare wall hangings to make them more captivating and nostalgic
- Wallpaper Murals look amazing especially in children’s bedrooms
Second, you can include them in your storage strategy. How do you do this? You achieve it by introducing simple shelving with L-brackets and fill them with personal items to create a memorable visual impact.
These two ideas are ideal for those homeowners who are struggling with limited space in and around Oxfordshire.
MAKE YOUR HOME COMFY WITH AN EXTRA BEDROOM
A home is all about family and as a family grows, so does the need for more space. A growing family is one of the most common reasons families move to a new house. One of the easiest ways to gain more space and avoid the financial and emotional costs of moving is creating an additional bedroom.
You may convert an unused space in your current home such as the attic or build an extension to create that additional bedroom. Alternatively, you can add value to your current bedrooms to make them more useful. For instance, you may make them more luxurious with additions such as en-suites, dressing rooms, and walk-in wardrobes. This way, you could increase your home’s value while making it very personal. So, if you are seeking an expert builder to advise you on extension or redesign matters, Lynch Brother Homes are your trusted Builder in Oxford and are always happy to help!
PAINT YOUR INTERIOR DOORS
Doors are just that—access points. Therefore, people see these points before seeing what lies inside your house. If you want to enhance your house’s value and make it cosier, then painting your interior doors is not optional. Doing so will make your home look fresher, stylish and fashionable.
However, you ought to be careful with the kind of colours you use to repaint them. We recommend you avoid plain or standard colours such as, white. Instead, go for colours with bolder shades that will enrich your house with outstanding decor. This way, anyone inside your house will enjoy pulling those doorknobs to enter because they ooze with unmatched elegance.
INTRODUCE PENDANT LIGHTING
Now, we finish our journey not just by saying, “Let there be light” but also, “Let there be the right kind of light!” After redesigning and enhancing everything, your transformation recipe is incomplete without this ingredient. The reason is that lighting is critical to many fundamental dimensions in your home. For example, it is instrumental in setting the pace of your home’s interior warmth and ambience. Also, appropriate lighting is beneficial for your house’s aesthetic value. In other words, proper lighting does not just affect people’s ability to see inside your house, no. It also affects how they see your house overall!
So, how do you craft your dream home’s lighting? You can do this by introducing pendant lighting. This lighting option makes your home look stylish and upscale. Moreover, it saves you from the boredom of traditional table lamps and lighting fixtures. Moreover, you can find them in different styles that suit your personal preferences and needs.
Many homeowners in and around Oxford face the never-ending dilemma of either relocating or redesigning their current house into a dream home. These two decisions have varying cost implications that require careful consideration and planning. However, redesigning your existing home emerges as the better option than buying a new one especially, in these tough economic times. Therefore, this post shared easy and affordable ideas you can implement to turn that house into a dream home. Fortunately, you don’t have to do it alone because our team is here to help you transition affordably and successfully. So, talk to us today about your home improvement needs and make us a part of your enviable success.