Have you thought of how to make use of your existing furniture or perhaps getting a new glass door fitted to get more sunlight into your house? It is always difficult if your house is not facing the right direction of the sun! Buying the right house is not easy and there are often compromises, especially around the aspect of the property but you could swap around your furniture, get better lighting or change to a glass door to get more lighting in.
We bought our new build house 5 years ago off plan. It sounds a little crazy but yes, we had bought it blindly. Our living room rarely gets bright light shine into the room. So we bought a beautiful flower floor lamp to go with our room. The floor lamp was placed in the darkest corner of the room and we use it on those typical dull rainy days to illuminate that part of the room.
The dining room is also another dark room. It used to be get a lot more light but this is the room that backed out to the garden and we’ve since had a conservatory built so the dining room gets a lot less light now. So hopefully, we can replace our existing door to bi-folding doors to allow more light into the room. Besides light, having bi-folding doors also creates more open living space and will make the room more accessible and appear larger.
Next is my husband’s office which we have recently redecorated. His room is also facing the wrong direction so I painted his room bright yellow and now it is much brighter and has a much warmer mood. The hallway has always been bright as our front door has two glass panels and it is allows plenty of light through. But if I could change one thing on the hallway it would be the stairs. I would love to have a glass panel glass infils. They are gorgeous and would add wow factor to our home. I think it would definitely increase our house value too! I had seen one and would love to put this on my list!
Lastly I want to tackle the conservatory windows and roof. We have had this conservatory for two years now and we have not been cleaning it. Now it is dirty and full of moss and algae. It is time to clean it before it gets too dirty and unmanageable. Now should I try to save money by sending my husband or get a professional window cleaner? That is hard! Let me see how much the quote is! So what have you done or plan to do to make your house look brighter? Please share any tips you may have. Thanks!