We all love to upgrade and update our homes now and again. Every so often it can be great for us to carry out a fun project in the home to spruce it up and make it look and feel fresh. Today we are going to take a look into some of the things you can do this weekend or things you can plan for to make your home feel brand new and breathe some amazing life into the space.


If like us you could think about starting to extend or even get the planning stages moving. If you have some money saved up, and you are looking to make an impact on your home in a big way… an extension could be a great way to upgrade your home. You can visit www.redrow.co.uk and hire a professional firm to help you with the project and this can be a good opportunity for you to brighten up the kitchen and make a larger hosting space for you and your family and friends. It might take a little more time to complete the project, but the summer is a great time to do a project such as this and it will make a huge impact on your lifestyle.


Create an allotment

If you have green fingers and you enjoy planting flowers and growing things in your garden, an awesome choice this year could be to build an allotment and grow your own fruit and vegetables. An allotment can include seasonal pieces and you can have a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables which you can enjoy all year long for a healthy and varied diet. My can honestly say my garden has been my saviour, I love it! It’s my calm space and I can’t think of a better place to potter.

Kitchen Island

One of the best things you can do if you enjoy having your family over and hosting get-togethers is to build a small island in the kitchen, of course, if you have the space. An Island can be the ideal place for your family to gather in the mornings and they will be able to enjoy your company as you cook a meal. It is a fun way to bring you all together and you can have fun picking out bold coloured stools for the space.


Our garden is huge, even when we extend we will still have a vast amount of space. The plan for the bottom is to build a gazebo. If you have a lot of space in the garden and you want to be able to enjoy the sunshine all summer long in a comfy spot, a gazebo is an ideal addition to your garden. You can create a gazebo easily with planks of wood and you will even be able to paint the frame a bold colour and decorate it with hanging baskets or a climbing plant such as wisteria. A gazebo can be the ideal place to set up your table and will be the perfect hosting spot for summer parties.

Under stair storage

For those of you who may not have a lot of space in the house to utilise, this storage tip is a DIY you need to try this weekend. Instead of storing your shoes in the porch or in a cupboard, you can install a drawer into every step in the house and store them, as well as books and other small items, in here! It is a perfect way to use the little space you have and it will allow you to keep your home looking tidy and clean all the time.

A collage wall

Who hasn’t tried to make a collage on the wall before? At some point in our lives most of us have tried to create a lovely collage on the walls of our home and it may have succeeded or failed. To make an amazing collage you will need 4-5 different sizes and shapes of the frame, around 12-15 in total, and lots of your favourite artwork, photos and quotes.

The best way to try out the layout of your wall is to cut pieces of paper the same size as each of the frames and then spend some time arranging these pieces of paper on the wall until you are happy with the layout. Then, take off the paper one by one and replace it with your art until you have a stunning gallery for you and your guests to enjoy.

A cosy corner

The living room is the ideal place to play around with this weekend and you can create something really amazing here. By pushing two sofas together along with lots of cushions and foot rests, you can make a cosy corner where you can lie down and watch your favourite TV and movies in the evenings.

This beautiful home is the home of Studio Niels in Netherlands the home is everything I aspire my home to be – pared back with a netural calm background.

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