No household stays new forever. You may be very cautious with your possessions and ensure you maintain your humble little home to the best of your ability, but time is a cruel thing. Above all else, if this is your family home then you probably noticed that your home’s standard of cleanliness dipped and things started to break more frequently once children entered your household.
The point is that you can teach your little ones to look after your home as much as you want but they’re growing at such a rapid rate that they’re bound to be clumsy and lacking in spatial awareness. You probably feel as if you’re all outgrowing your home but don’t give up just yet. Here are some pieces of advice that might just help you repair a home with even the worst level of wear and tear.
First of all, you need to work on your interior design skills to fix the general appearance of your house. You’ll probably be surprised by the sheer amount of problems with your home that stem back to poor aesthetic decisions. Replace horrendous wallpaper with painted walls and choose a neutral color such as white. Wallpaper goes out of fashion but colors don’t. If you’re running low on inspiration for ways in which you could improve the aesthetic of your home then you could check out sites such as World of Renovation for creative interior design ideas. The key is to keep things simple. Small changes can make a huge difference and really help to “repair” your home.
In a much more practical sense, there may be problems with your house which require fixing on more than an aesthetic level. You might have been putting off that paint job on the wall but issues with your home such as leaky faucets shouldn’t be neglected for too long. Regular maintenance is the best way to reduce the amount of work you need to do on your home; it’ll stop small issues from developing into big ones. If you’ve noticed that fuses blow a lot then you should look into an electrician to fix that. It’ll save you more money in the long-run to seek permanent fixes to problems in your home.
Take a look at the picture above. That’s the dream, isn’t it? You want to be able to actually see surfaces in your home whether those surfaces might be tables, countertops, or the very floor beneath your feet. Of course, after years of living in any home, it becomes difficult to maintain a minimalist feel. You and the kids alike are probably guilty of building up a collection of clutter even if you aren’t full-blown “hoarders” because we’re all guilty of it to some extent.
You need to walk around your house and make a note of all the things cluttering up each room. How many of those possessions are things you really need? How many of those possessions are things you actually want anymore? The best way to open up space in your home and reclaim that minimalist feel is to start decluttering. You could have a yard sale to get rid of anything that might still be worthwhile to other people. The money raised could go towards the rest of your interior renovation project. You could also get a little creative with the ways in which you store the possessions in your house that you are keeping.
This is a collaborative post.