Are you looking to make some upgrades to your flat? Whether you’ve lived there for years and are looking to add value before selling, or you’ve just purchased and moved in, here are some upgrades that will be well worth your while:
Heating has been a hot topic in the news recently, with energy prices soaring it is now more important than ever before to heat your home as efficiently as possible.
It is best to start at the source, how you heat your flat. For smaller properties, electric boilers are an efficient option.Unlike conventional boilers, these do not burn fossil fuel and so are considered much more environmentally friendly. They are also thought to be easier to maintain and safer than gas boilers.
Once you have upgraded your heating source, make sure you also increase your insulation too. This can be done in a range of ways, dependent on the level of effort you want to put in and the budget you have available. It is advised to begin by blocking out any draught your flat may currently have; this can be done easily using homemade draught excluders.
A common design problem that people living in flats face is a lack of separation between different rooms or areas. This is mainly an issue for open-plan flats, where the kitchen, dining, and living area are all in one space and aren’t separated clearly by walls or doors.
Whilst this can be a desirable style, it can be challenging if you would prefer areas to have distinct zones, or if you work from home and are having difficulty switching off due to your working space being in close proximity to your working space.
A great way to combat this is by using colour blocking. This allows you to experiment with different colours and tones, whilst also creating clear division within your home. If you are doing this in an open-plan space, make sure to opt for colours that complement each other.
Flats are often short on storage, so finding clever storage solutions can really help upgrade your space. Not only will this give you more room to play with, but it will also help in making your home look less cluttered.
There are storage options available for homes of all shapes and sizes so look online for some inspiration and decide what would work best for your space.
Lighting plays an essential part in the atmosphere you create at home and so should never be overlooked when you’re considering how to improve your space.
Make sure to have multiple light sources, such as lamps and fairy lights, rather than just one overhead light, as this helps to create a cosy, more inviting environment. Opting for warm over cool lighting will also help with this.