You should never be satisfied with your home setup as there are always new potentials waiting to be discovered, and it’s up to you to bring them to life.
This goes for wherever you live, no matter if you reside in a newly-built home or period property.
It just takes a bit of imagination and a combination of DIY and TLC.
The imaginative part can come from any home influencers you follow online, if you are short on inspiration.
They offer some fantastic tips and ‘Homespiration’, as we have found ourselves when bringing together this selection of enterprising home-related ideas:
Try going open-plan
It’s become so popular in recent years, that it’s widely expected that new-build homes have an open-plan area within them somewhere and Scots often like to use their open-plan spaces as kitchen-diner-living areas.
Does open-plan living appeal to you? If so, get remodelling your old Victorian terrace or semi-detached home to create an open-plan space, which will prove immensely functional and is great for family interaction.
If you have ever experienced an open-plan space in a friend or neighbour’s house, you will know that it’s atmosphere is very different to most rooms and it offers exceptional practicality. Hopefully, it will also have been beautifully bright and spacious. Keep this all in mind when creating your own open-plan space.
Create a window seat
At some point in the day, you need to switch off for a few minutes and have a place indoors you can do it.
If it was winter, we would suggest sitting next to your fireplace, but seeing as it’s summer, making up a window seat is a better idea, where you can read a good book or just admire the view outside.
It needs to be a window with room underneath for a bench or trunk (bay windows offer this best), which you can cover with a padded base and have cushions to support you when parked down on it.
Claim it as your own special spot for those occasions when some ‘me’ time is necessary.
Split the garden into zones
Holidays abroad are off the table for this summer, but you don’t want to waste your annual leave and the weather, so holiday at home.
Your garden will be a pivotal setting for your home holidaying fun. If your garden is on the large side, you should split it into a number of dedicated zones. For instance, zones for eating, playing and unwinding.
Dining outdoors is what we do most days and nights on holiday, so there’s no reason not to do the same at home, and you want the kids to have their own space to get on with playing around.
And who needs a hotel? In the unwinding zone, you can do some camping and put out all your tents and sleeping bags.
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