Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Redesigning Your Home, A Guide To Each Room In The House

Once you start to have kids, you might begin to notice a change. Your home is no longer yours. It’s overrun with toys, plushies and mess. This is all just part of being a parent and I kind of love it. I love the fact that my home looks lived in because I know one day, all of this will be in the past. I know I’ll miss it so I should appreciate it while it’s there. But, after a long day of work I also want to find a home that, while looking lived in, is also a comfortable and relaxing place to be. I think the only way I’ll achieve this is by doing a few redesigns on the rooms in my home. Some don’t need major changes; I just want them to be a little more spacious. But others, I have bigger plans for. While I’m at it, I might improve my kid’s room. They love coming home to find it looking brand new. So where to begin? I think I’ll start with my favourite room in the home, the kitchen.

Restyling The Kitchen

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Don’t get me wrong, the kitchen isn’t my favourite room because I love spending time there. Not at the moment anyway. I do however love cooking and if I can make my kitchen the perfect place for culinary activities I’ll be a lot happier.

I’m going to start by improving some of the tech in the room. I know there are new heat induction hobs available to buy. These have a very stylish design that looks modern and futuristic. Not only that, but they are also great little energy savers because they only heat the surface under the pan that you're using. As well as this, when the time comes to teach my little ones to cook it will make it easier and safer. Less risk of burns!




Speaking of not burning yourself quite so often, I’m always catching my wrist on the oven door. Whether it’s because I’m in a rush to get things out or just a little clumsy, I can’t seem to avoid it. That’s why I was thrilled when I found a new oven with a door that slides underneath when you open it. It gives you all the access you need to the oven and is an innovative space saving design. I can’t wait to try one.

The last piece of tech I’m going to get for the kitchen is quite a lot cheaper than the other two. It’s called a magic wand, and supposedly you wave it over your kitchen to clean it. As crazy as this seems, the science behind the idea is sound. The wand emits UV light, and this has been shown to destroy bacteria.

Renovating The Bathroom

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For the bathroom in my home, I want it to be a place where I can relax after a long day. A place where I can escape the trials of being a parent, or even an adult. This room needs a more drastic redesign. There’s no getting around it; I need to renovate. The idea of renovation is one that quite often fills me with dread. I know the cost that can be involved in renovating a room and bathrooms can be particularly expensive. However, I’ve already started planning what I need the bathroom to be.

I found a new corner tub online that will fit into my room perfectly and save a lot of space. It’s got a stylish design and a lot of room to stretch out when having a soak. It’s even got a little built in shelf so the kids can have their toys nearby when they’re playing in the bubbles.

As well as this, I’m looking at installing a heated towel rack. I don’t know about you, but I hate getting out the bath and wrapping a soggy towel around myself. But it seems to happen all the time. The heated towel rail will ensure it never happens again and keep me toasty after a long soak.

The overall room design needs to change as well. The bath that I’ve chosen is a carbon black on the outside. That’s why I’ve decided to style the room in black and white shades. The tiles on the floor will be black while the walls will be cream, and this will contrast beautifully.

The last little piece I want for my bathroom is a vanity cabinet. Right now my bathroom is a mess of toothbrushes, bubble baths and toys. If I have a vanity cabinet, I can store all that away and have it looking neat and tidy again.  

Readjusting My Room

My bedroom doesn’t need that much of a restyling; I just want it to be a more comfortable space in the house. I’m thinking about styling my bedroom with an overall vintage theme. It’s not so much about making it look modern as more homely.

The first thing that I’ve been looking at is some new furniture. I found Ian Snow furniture while browsing through a couple of blogs and it’s exactly what I want. It’s got the look, the feel and the perfect design.

Of course, one of the biggest more important parts of the bedroom is, you guessed it, the bed. Again, that’s more about comfort, and I’ve been looking at different mattress styles to find the right one for me. I think I’m going to settle with a memory foam mattress. I love the way it hugs your body while you’re sleeping.

Revitalising The Kids Room

I’m saving the kid's rooms until last. It’s just a few little touches that I want to add here and there. I might repaint the wall and get rid of the wallpaper. I’m pretty sure my little one will start to grow out of that soon anyway. As well as that, I’m thinking about buying a couple new beds. Again, I looked online and found you can get them custom made. You can even get one shaped like a princess castle. I have to admit I’m incredibly tempted.

I hope you have found these ideas useful. Have fun renovating your own home to make it a place you want to be.


This post has been contributed by Alex Bolton
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