Whether you’re trying to put your own stamp on your new home, give your existing property a well needed refresh or are going all the way and building your very own house from scratch, there is so much to consider. By working with some of the best architects in London, you can transform your space in ways that you’d have never even thought of and get the best use out of your space. If you’re looking for ways to keep budget to a minimum and get stuck in yourself, we’ve pulled together some great DIY home improvements which can make a huge difference.
- Open up your space with mirrors
For smaller spaces which can feel quite cramped and dull, mirrors can work wonders. By carefully placing mirrors where the light shines, you can give the illusion of a much larger space and really open up the area. Whether you opt for a full mirror feature wall, add some mirrors above your kitchen units or create a hallway focal point, see the difference for yourself!
- Impress your guests for less
For many of us, the thought of a huge house with a swimming pool, sauna and fitness studio is well out of bounds, bit this doesn’t have to be the case. Although these additions are seen as a premium, they can be achievable for a reasonable budget if you test your patience and put in the planning work. From swimming pools in the garden to a basement gym room, see if your dreams are possible within your space and begin researching the possibilities.
- Add texture for a luxury finish
If you’re struggling to give a room that all important wow-factor, unleash your creativity and create some unique textures on the wall space. We’ve seen some great examples of DIY panelling for a high-end appearance which can be replicated using low cost materials as well as some abstract plastering which creates a fun textured finish to add a statement wall.
- Take the indoors outdoors
There’s nothing better than relaxing on the patio with your loved ones, admiring the greenery of the garden with a cold drink in hand. Sadly, the typical British weather makes the window for this a slim one, so its time to take matters into your own hands. Utilising glass rooms is an opportunity to open up a space and overlook your garden from the warmth of your home, letting the natural light flood in and brightening up your home with the sunlight.
- Create an ambience with lighting
As the nights draw in, create a cosy feeling by installing atmospheric lighting. Alcove lighting is a popular choice for consistent yet non-intrusive light which creates a premium appearance and looks more expensive than it is. Plan your lighting to establish which areas need more brightness and what type of effect you are aiming to achieve; living areas are perfect for cosy lighting whereas the kitchen and bathroom tend to require brighter results.