If you are interested in updating your living space, then there are several different ideas for you to consider.
Your living space represents the core of your property. It is where you spend time with your family, host friends, and relax in the evenings, so making sure you are comfortable in it is crucial.
From time to time, you may grow tired of the layout or aesthetic of your living space or feel that it is fundamentally flawed and requires a more substantial change. Therefore, it is worth assessing your options to work out what you could do to improve the room and at what cost.
If your living space is too small or you want to inject more light into the room, for instance, then fitting a conservatory or experimenting with lighting are workable options at different ends of the scale.
Alternatively, you could replace or reposition the furniture, knock through an interior wall, or embark on a major decluttering.
Here are some great ideas for updating your living space:
Fit A Conservatory
One of the best ways to update your living space is to build a conservatory extension.
Although they are not a new idea, it is a tried and tested way to enjoy many of the benefits of a more substantial extension, without incurring the heavy construction costs or wrestling with complicated planning applications (although do not presume you have permission for a conservatory, so do your due diligence).
However, conservatory design has come a long way in recent years, and there is now a plethora of layouts to suit all tastes and requirements. Modern conservatories can transform your living room, injecting all-important light, space and additional space.
Replace The Furniture
If you don’t want to stretch to a full-blown construction project like a conservatory, then you can overhaul the look and feel of your living space by simply replacing the furniture.
Before you do this, carefully consider the aesthetic you want to achieve with your living space. There’s no point mismatching furniture as it will just look messy, so start with a singular vision.
This doesn’t have to become expensive, as virtually new furniture is available online (a strong option, especially if you want to reduce your carbon footprint).
Create An Open-Planned Layout
Another great way to update your living space is to make it more open-planned. Many people grow tired of their living areas because they feel overly small, dark, or featureless.
By knocking through an interior wall to connect two or three smaller rooms, you can create the effect of a far larger and more luxurious space. You could combine the kitchen with the living and dining rooms, making your living area a multi-purpose environment.
This type of project is suitable for most budgets, as you can either stick to rearranging the kitchen or living room to liberate space or commit to knocking through walls and making structural alterations.
Experiment With The Lighting
Light has a powerful effect on the appearance of a room. Generally, the lighter a room is, the larger it will look.
To this end, experiment with the lighting in smaller living spaces, fitting down or up-lighters, creating mood lighting, or fitting larger windows which draw in more natural light.