With a new year, can come a lot of new changes. This often covers a whole range of things, some people make changes to their lifestyle and go healthier, others set themselves new goals and challenges, but there are no rules on what you can and can’t do to make things a bit different in your New Year quest. Here at KJ East, we’ve noticed that one thing people like to make changes to, is their house. Taking time and care in the presentation of your house is really important, as it’s something you’ve invested in and the place where you live and spend the majority of your time.
Interior design is a pretty broad spectrum, and it’s something that you can do just about anything with. From colour schemes, to furniture, to even building an extension. There are so many ways that you can transform your interior design this year, and we wanted to start by giving you a few ideas.
Now this is one of the bigger changes that you can make to your interior. Having a conversion means completely transforming a room in the house and turning it into something new and exciting. When you start to plan a conversion, it becomes a project, and it allows you to really explore all of the opportunities available to you within your house. Conversions are great, as they are designed to essentially turn a useless or neglected space, into something functional and that you can take pride in.
Another great thing about conversions is that they add significant value to your house. For example, you could convert an unused loft into a whole new bedroom. This then upgrades your home from perhaps a 3 bedroom house, to a 4 bedroom house, which needless to say is worth quite a lot more! Getting a conversion is an investment, but it is a brilliant one, as it will mean that your home is worth more and will appeal to more people in the long run when you go on to sell it.
Changing up your interior design doesn’t necessarily mean having to redesign your entire house. Instead, you could just go all out on certain rooms. Take your kitchen for example, what could you do to make it look completely different? Something that is increasingly popular with kitchen interiors now, is having an island built in the middle. Not only does this provide a lot of usage benefits and an extra seating area, but it also makes the room look completely different.
You could pick any room in the house. Even getting some new furniture and repainting makes the place look brand new – you can let your creative visions run wild and design something spectacular in your home, the opportunities are endless!
Even a few minor changes here and there can make a huge difference. You don’t have to change everything for people to notice a difference. It’s about what you want. If you are running low on inspiration, you could try a new colour scheme throughout your house, or add an accent wall somewhere in order to create a bolder statement and draw attention. You could even get a new piece of furniture, like a sofa in your living room. These are all things that don’t require a huge amount of trouble or change, but can really make the place look different and switch things up.
For any advice on your interior or if you are looking to have some work done, simply get in touch with us via our contact page and we will be more than happy to help!