It can be really disheartening living in a house that just doesn’t quite feel like home. Performing full scale renovations can be really exciting but it isn’t always a viable option if you haven’t got the time, money or energy to do so. Thankfully, there are a few simple changes you can make, quickly and easily, to start making your dream home a reality, one room at a time.
We spend about a third of our life in the bedroom at least, so it’s worth making it nice. Turning your bedroom into your own personal sanctuary will help you wind down, relax and get a better night’s sleep. One of the best ways to cosy up your bedroom is by choosing lighting that is appropriate for how you use it. Many homes use the same light fixtures in every room but that just doesn’t make sense. If you get ready in the morning in your bedroom you will need to have bright lights, but at night when you’re wanting to relax you’ll want lighting that’s a little softer. Installing dimmer switches is a great way to get the most out of your bedroom. Whether you’re using your bedroom for reading, choosing an outfit or enjoying breakfast in bed you’ll be able to set the mood just right.
Old and damaged vanities and faucets can make your bathroom feel really outdated. Thankfully, it’s easy to bring new life to your bathroom simply by replacing an old cracked and stained sink or having new taps fit. There is a huge range of materials and styles to choose from meaning you can find an option to suit your style and create a unique bathroom. Lighting can also totally change the mood of your bathroom. Putting downlights along the ceiling or above the bath can give the room a calm feel, or if you install new lights along the sides of your mirror you’ll be adding a touch of Hollywood glamour to your morning routine.
Home theatre systems are no longer as out of reach as they once were. With technology advancing so much in the last decade there is a home theatre system to fit most budgets. If you have a system already, are looking to expand it or are just getting started, getting an electrician to come out and professionally install and mount it can really elevate your space. These days, home theatre systems are often made up of not only a TV and speakers, but also gaming systems, DVRs, cable TV boxes and more. Older homes may not have the wiring to safely cope with a modern home theatre system setup so it’s especially important to have a professional electrician come out and make sure everything is running safely. Even if you do have a newer home, having an electrician install your system means you won’t have to worry about unsightly cables cluttering up your shiny new setup.
KITCHEN & DINING
For a lot of people, their kitchen and dining room is the heart of the home. It’s where you gather with your family and catch up with friends. It can be the scene of a chaotic morning meal and then later in the evening, transform into the setting for a sophisticated dinner party. As such, this is a space where you should be creative and express your personality. You don’t need to tear the whole place down to have your dream space though, just by installing a low hanging light feature over your dining table and updating your sinks and faucets you can give your space a whole new feel.
Don’t neglect the outside of your home when you’re looking for improvements to make. No matter the size of your backyard or balcony, you can create a really nice space in your home simply by making things a bit brighter. The difference outdoor lights can make is huge. If you don’t have decent lighting your outdoor area can easily be completely forgotten at night. Lighting up your patio, steps, balcony or garden beds can create an outdoor paradise perfect for hosting parties, weekend BBQs or simply a space for you to unwind at the end of the day and watch the stars.
Pascoe’s plumbers and electricians throughout Perth can help you with all your home renovations, big or small. Book online or call today on 1300 072 726 for a free quote.