The New Year brings a chance for everyone to live fuller and to have a fresh start for the next 11 months. Though the holiday season is over, that shouldn’t stop you from giving yourself the benefit of your gift by gracing your home with some much-needed additions from a new set of furniture to modern appliances that’s sure to improve your home’s look. Included in this list are some additions that will surely bring back some spice into your home.
The New Year brings to mind that you should be open to letting go of the old. Bulky furniture is a thing of the past as functional minimalist furniture is the trend of today. Swap out your large couches for foldable sofas and exchange your large cabinets by installing wall shelves. Having less is always better when it comes to optimising your small spaces and making the most out of your situation.
After the holiday feasts comes the clean-up, and you shouldn’t be at fault if you would instead put off cleaning the dishes until the next day. However, that one day can have a significant impact on your worktop’s durability. Depending on the strength of your worktop, the stains and grease from the previous night’s cooking might damage it significantly. Make it a routine to double-check on your work areas and consider what material your worktops are made from.
Organic worktops such as wooden and marble worktops might look stylish the first time you use them, but they also degrade in time. Those stains that you see that seep into the wood aren’t just your imagination; these worktops have more porous layers which make them susceptible to absorption. Composite worktops, such as granite and Silestone, have stain and scratch resistant properties and can be pre-ordered from manufacturers online like Granite Planet which offers cheap quotes and orders, for your convenience.
You might have wondered why your energy bills are unusually high. Since big name companies such as British Gas are raising prices before the energy price cap bill stays for good. You will be better off reducing your energy expenses by buying a smart boiler. Not only will old models be phased out soon, which could potentially lead to homeowners receiving fines, but purchasing a newer model with a ‘smart’ function will ensure that energy companies don’t exploit the energy that you use, by adjusting your energy usage appropriately depending on the temperature.
Try and add some colour to your rooms by having LED lights installed. From security lights for outdoors to fabulous lighting for indoors, the application of LED lighting ranges from the purely aesthetic to the surprisingly practical. LED lamps can be used as backlights to your rooms to add an accent unlike any other by attaching them underneath nooks and crannies of your cabinets and shelves. LED strips can make for a great addition to your window panes and even your bedroom as an endearing mood light.
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