You may find this hard to believe, but you can achieve almost anything at your property and that applies whether you call a studio apartment, old country cottage or compact terrace ‘home’.
There are so many possibilities, it’s just a case of discovering them, which requires clever thought, some DIY and all the TLC you can give. A combination of each of these ingredients will enable you to transform your four walls however you like.
If you could do with outside help in terms of ideas, home influencers always offer invaluable guidance and know what to do to put a brand-new spin on any living space.
It’s from their foresight that we have come up with what we are calling ‘Homespiration’ for our customers:
Give open-plan living a try
Very few new-build homes don’t have an open-plan area within them because of the scale of demand for this style of living amongst Brits. In general, people like to use their open-plan space as a kitchen-diner-living area.
Would an open-plan layout better suit your home lifestyle? If so, see if you can remodel your Victorian terrace or semi-detached house to accommodate this highly functional setup.
Only go open-plan if it will serve your practical needs, and ensure that it possesses the right atmosphere. To be in keeping with other open-plan layouts, it should also be bright, cosy and spacious, as well as feel nice and secluded.
Make up a window seat
Sometimes, you need a few moments alone somewhere in your house so that you can take a breather in your own personal space.
Whereas in winter it might be sat on a comfy armchair next to a roaring hot fireplace, in summer, it could be curled up in a window with a good book or magazine.
Window seats are easily made up at bay windows because of the configuration of the window, or any window where there is space underneath it for a bench or old trunk will work similarly well.
Put a padded base onto the bench or trunk, add a couple of cushions, and voila – the perfect window getaway.
Hotels and caravan parks are due to reopen shortly, but we know that a lot of people will just be holidaying at home this summer.
If that’s your plan, you will be heavily reliant on your garden for the duration of your ‘Homecation’. If your garden is a decent size, you could split it into zones. For instance, have a zone solely for al fresco dining, and others for relaxing and unwinding at the end of the days.
Eating out is a must on holiday and the weather has been pretty kind to us, so far, plus you’ll want an area to sun yourself and catch a tan to make it look like you’ve been abroad. To make it fun for the kids, the unwinding zone can be where you do some camping and sleep out.
You can have a Private Appointment in our showroom with a Crystal Clear consultant if you would like more ‘Homespiration’ for this summer.
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