MORE SPACE – LESS STRESS
Picture the scene: a cluttered kitchen with barely enough room to open the door. You’ve an armchair in one corner and the couch is tucked away under the kitchen table. If you’re lucky, you might still be able to find enough space on the counter-top to eat your dinner. That this is a temporary situation does not make life any easier while you’re in the middle of it.
Doing up the house should not be so stressful. There is a better way, a way in which renovating and redecorating is as revitalising as it sounds. The graft is always worth it in the end but wouldn’t it be so much better if it didn’t have to feel like such hard work?
Your home was never built with renovations in mind – your spare room inevitably grows smaller every year. But wouldn’t it be great if you had an extra spare room for a few days or a couple of weeks while you get the house looking the way you want?
U Store It self-storage centres have just what you need – whether you need clear a bedroom or a bathroom. Then you can get on with the important work. And to help you with your home improvements this summer, here are some helpful tips to get you started.
THINK LIGHT, LOOK BRIGHT
You don’t need more space to make a room feel bigger – sometimes a change of colour can make the place look more spacious. Light, pastel shades and soft creams create a bright and vibrant atmosphere, especially when sunlight floods the room.
CLEAN FOR THAT EXTRA GLEAN
Now that you’ve got a brighter room, you’ll be amazed at the difference it makes when you clean windows and let the light shine through clear, dirt-free glass. Now is also the perfect time to get those curtains washed and add to the fresh, airy atmosphere.
A CHANGE IS AS GOOD AS A REST
You could also freshen up your living space with new curtains and fittings and you can do the same upstairs. In the summer months, switch your bed linens and use light-coloured duvets and pillow cases to enhance the relaxing atmosphere of a bright bedroom.
SCENT OF SUMMER
Air fresheners gathering dust on the walls? Why not take some of those rich smells from the garden and bring the beautiful scent of daffodils and lavenders indoors? Oils and incense sticks work well too while a bunch of fresh flowers will do wonders for your kitchen window-sill.
SPACE AND MIRRORS
Mirrors can create a greater sense of space and brighten a room, by reflecting light. Placing a mirror on a wall opposite the window will reflect natural light from outside and really brighten the room. In cramped or dark spaces, such as hallways, you can create the illusion of light from a window space by placing a lamp in front of a mirror.