Household Matters

How to Update 4 Rooms this Summer

  • kelly
  • Jul, 04th

A little bit of home improvement can go a long way. The occasional nip here and tuck there will not only make life at home more comfortable and enjoyable but also add to its value, which means you could be saving money in the long run. That said, your home is probably a pretty large space, which often makes it difficult to know where to start. 

Fortunately, plenty of options abound when it comes to refreshing your interior. Included in this post are a number of updates that you can make to your bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and lounge that will improve the look and feel of your home while adding some value to it in the process. 


Starting in the bedroom, you can switch out your old lighting with energy-efficient bulbs. For added fun, opt for an RGB LED set such as the Phillips Hue, which allows you to change the color of your lights to any one of your choosing. Replacing your bedding with a new, more modern set will go a long way in changing the look and feel of your room. 

Plastic plug sockets, faceplates, and wall switches tend to look out of place and outdated in a modern home. Consider replacing yours with an elegant wood or metal alternative. It’s cheap and effective. Finally, you can elevate the look and feel of your room with a few new pieces of artwork. 


While there aren’t too many things you can do to your bathroom aside from changing the wall, floor and roof materials, you still have a few options here. This includes adding a frame to your mirror to hide the usual wear and tear that appears over time. Consider replacing tiled sections with alternatives such as beadboards, wood panels, and batten.


Applying a fresh coat of paint to your kitchen walls is a relatively easy and affordable process. Opt for low-VOC paint if possible, as this makes your kitchen more eco-friendly and prevents the inhalation of dangerous chemicals. Consider switching out appliances such as toasters and fridges for modern, energy-efficient versions. 

Walls and appliances aside, one of the most noticeable elements of any kitchen is the cabinetry. An attractive, modern set of cabinets and drawers can elevate the look of your kitchen, thus significantly improving its market appeal come selling time. You can find a variety of high quality, affordable kitchen cabinet solutions at


The biggest visual and functional change you can make to your lounge is replacing the television stand and sofas. Granted, either can be pretty expensive. A more affordable way to update your lounge would be to add a rug to the floor. Go for a monochromatic, furry rug for a modern and luxurious look that still keeps it cozy. 


Every small change will add up over time and before you know it, your home will look completely different. Try sticking with updates that add value instead of detracting any. This way, you can rest assured that each change you make is not only an update but also an investment. 


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