When you have your own property the desire to go all out with home improvements and DIY is hard to miss and since moving into my flat I’ve felt that way. Admittedly it’s my dad who goes ahead with all the DIY and things but the thoughts come from my mind. With just a few rooms (and no garden) there’s only so much I can do but I’ve been lucky enough to have my kitchen tiled and to get new carpets within the 3 and a half years I’ve been there. Here are a few home improvements I’d love to have done.
Add some shelving in my spare room
I already have plenty of storage but since my Pop Vinyl collection started getting a little out of hand I need somewhere to display all my characters so I definitely think I need some sort of shelving. I don’t quite know what will work best in the room but something needs to be done.
Painting my main living space
As a new build when I moved in all of the walls were white and over time I added a statement wall of paper into both of the bedrooms but nothing was done in my main room which is an open plan kitchen/ living area. I have loads of things up on my walls but I think I need a splash of colour on one of the walls, perhaps the small one behind my TV as I think it will make the place feel a bit more homely. Dulux paint is always the first place I turn to because of the sheer amount of colours they have but did you know that the colour you pick affects everything including your how you act, choices you may make and even your mood. The team at Thomas Sanderson have created a Psychology of Colour guide to help you understand more about the colours you have chosen. Thankfully for me they suggested red in the kitchen which I have, this is down to red quickening your heart wait which sensitizes the taste buds and sense of smell. Who would have known?!
Create more internal storage in my cupboards
I have massive cupboards as you walk into my flat which houses my washing machine, boiler and then a whole load of crap such as suitcases, my hoover etc. Now I know there’s definitely a better way of storing everything and maximizing how much space I have in the cupboard so I want to come up with some of storage plan/ shelving etc to ensure I am making the most out of the space and can fix as much in it as possible.
What small home improvements would you love to do?
*This post was written in collaboration with Dulux but all thoughts and opinions are my own