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Young kids can be very talented in destroying your home in the cutest ways possible. From getting craft supplies on your floors and your walls to their games breaking items around your home. It’s just a part of life, and the best way to deal with it is to decorate and prepare your home for kids. From wall paint that you can clean easily to kid-friendly furniture and decorations, there are a lot of ways that our homes adapt to better take care of our little ones. Here is an article we wrote on decorating a nursery on a budget.
As they get older, however, it becomes safe again to have delicate décor and to once again start refurbishing your home to suit your tastes, rather than the needs of a toddler. To help you refurbish your London home as the kids get older, use this guide to help you get started:
Have the Necessary Finances
You could choose to start saving up for these refurbishments, but this could take a lot longer than you think. Alternatively, you can spread out the costs right now with a small loan. A small loan could be ideal if you find it hard to save up and not reach into your rainy-day fund, as it lets you better manage your overhead and budget.
Declutter and Deep Clean!
One of the most important steps to refurbishing your home is to do a huge deep clean and declutter, ideally once a year as your kids grow. This way, you can get rid of the toys and other items that your kids have already grown out of and keep your home clean and tidy, and can make smaller spaces seem bigger. This is less of an issue if you have storage space in your home, but London living tends to get tight if you don’t keep things cleared out. Small space living can be great, but not with clutter, so keep on top of it.
Give Your Home a Fresh Lick of Paint
The best way to get started with a refurbishment is with a great new look. A fresh lick of paint or beautiful alternative wallpaper (now that your kids are old enough to know not to draw on the walls and be careful) can really brighten up space and make it look elegant and refined.
Add Character Details to Your Home
Character details are something we all love but can’t always afford. Older properties are not always ideal, either, as they can be cold and hard to heat through the winter, resulting in high energy bills. Thankfully you can make even a new build look stunning and give it so much character just by adding some features yourself.
From using this HomeBase guide to add some panelling to crown moulding all the way to changing out the floors, there are so many ways to add that pop of character in your home.
Planning for a Big Remodel
Of course, there is always the chance to remodel a whole room. For the most part, these big renovations will happen in one of two places, either your kitchen or your bathroom. Plan ahead by building a mood board and narrowing down what look and materials that you want. From there, you will want to hire a contractor who can take your ideas, your space, and see your vision come to life.
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