Renovating and regenerating a space, any space, can be incredibly fun and exciting. It can also involve a great deal of challenges, as well as the pressure that comes with managing a project and changing a space that others will use.
If you take some extra time to plan, and use a few simple ideas, getting the right look in a home doesn't have to be too challenging or expensive. Here is a quick guide to some of the best home design ideas we've found to make things a little easier.
Expose materials and structure to add depth and texture to space
You can achieve a fantastic look and give your space an interesting atmosphere and feel by taking things away, rather than adding them.
Exposing a beam or the brickwork
along one wall or in an alcove is a great way to add character, depth and texture to a space that may be bland and boxy otherwise.
Integrate fitness and wellbeing into your home's design
Health, fitness and wellbeing are becoming very popular pastimes that often benefit from having their own space. Fitness equipment in particular often needs a place to "live" in the home.
By using equipment that can be folded away to store, you can have a small home gym that can double as a yoga studio or relaxation centre when the exercise machines have been stowed away.
Use timber cladding and concrete for a modern yet earthy look and feel
A great look for the exterior of a home can be achieved with timber cladding and smooth concrete footings.
Exterior changes can be a lot of work for the home renovator, so you should always consult a professional design service like The Home Design Group
, who can help you plan and execute work safely and in accordance with local planning and safety regulations.
Build a large and practical pantry for your kitchen
Kitchen cupboard space is always difficult to arrange, and will often take up a lot of space in a kitchen that could be put to better use.
More and more families are turning to dedicated pantry spaces, giving them plenty of space to store and arrange food, and will often put the fridge there too; making extra space in the kitchen.
Bring the inside out and the outside in
A popular way to add colour to your home is to bring outdoor materials inside, or to make usable living spaces outside.
Some people have used high quality plastic grass, or "astro-turf," on interior spaces like dining rooms
and children's play areas. To take the inside out, why not have an area outside for cooking and dining when the weather lets you?
Use pivot doors to make a special entrance
Frameless doors that pivot to open, rather than swing on a hinge, make an impressive first impression on anyone entering a home that has one.
Doors that open this way can be very large and heavy, but will pivot effortlessly on their vertical axel to create a huge and welcoming entryway.
Hopefully this quick guide has given you some design ideas for your next home renovation, and you can make a space that is unique, stylish and welcoming for all.