AD | As much as we love our families and the people we live with, it can certainly be difficult sharing a house with other humans. We all have widely different needs and interests which can definitely conflict with one another on occasion! Every Summer, my Mum and I have a full on war with my Dad, who wants the heating on all the time. Even when everyone else is roasting. But whatever the issue in your home, there are plenty of home improvements which can fix them!
Here are 4 home improvements which will satisfy the whole family:
Soundproofing your windows
Not only are soundproofed windows great for blocking out unnecessary street noise – which sadly a lot of us can’t avoid. They’re also handy for if you have a child or a husband who likes particularly noisy outdoor activities. We all know the feeling of settling down with a good book and someone fires up the lawnmower. Or starts hammering something in the garage!
Window soundproofing can be a really effective way to manage that and make for a more peaceful home in the long run. Newview Windows & Conservatories offer effective window soundproofing which can insulate the inside of a home by up to 40 decibels, dampening high frequency sounds and creating a quieter environment.
Fitting double glazing
Double glazing is a great option for families who are at war with each other regarding the temperature in the house. Like mine. Obviously double glazing is designed to keep out draughts and keep the weather out. Thus keeping the house at a normal temperature all year round. Not like the fires of Mordor.
High quality acoustic windows also save you money on heating bills! The better double glazing you have, the less the heating will have to go on. It’s a win win situation all around. No more arguments over the thermostat and a bit of extra money left at the end of the month, too.
Taking care of the garden
If you’re lucky enough to have a garden then that’s one part of the house that you should definitely take some care of. The garden is a great place to be. Especially in Summer. And now with your new soundproofed windows, you don’t have to worry about the noise during your afternoon nap either.
I don’t know about you but I always feel better when I’ve spent time outside. And our gardens are the easiest place to do that. So a nice decking or patio area with places to sit and relax (and BBQ when the weather is right!), some pretty flowers dotted around and fun things for the kids to do will certainly keep the whole family satisfied!
Remodel that room you’ve been putting off
Whether you’re 12 or 60, nobody likes an unfinished room. When I lived in my old house, even at aged 10, I was aware of how grotty our bathroom was. It needed a seriously remodel (bogey green bath, anyone?) but we simply didn’t have the money to do it at the time. So we moved instead.
If you’re working on a restricted budget, a home improvement project doesn’t have to break the bank. Small changes like a new carpet or flooring upgrade, for instance, can make a huge difference and instantly make a space feel fresh and inviting. For bedroom and living room spaces, Carpet Warehouse recommend a plush, Saxony carpet that you can sink your feet into when relaxing in the evening.
If you want to add an extra bathroom, a macerating or upflush toilet, is the ideal solution. Upflush toilets have macerator pumps with which you can connect other bathroom fixtures, like the sink and tub, for a low-cost and hassle-free drainage solution.
All ages and all members of the family can benefit from well done up rooms. With appliances that work, tiles which aren’t coming up from the floor and definitely no safety hazards. The safety of your family is the most important thing. So if there’s a room in the house that’s lacking in that department, it’s time to get that sorted.
What home improvements have you tackled which have benefited the whole family?
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Great post! What do you grow in your garden?
A home gym is an improvement that satisfies the whole family in my household. Saves the time and hassle of running to the gym. Also saves the cost of gym membership and keeps us fit.
Great suggestions! Our bathroom could do with a revamp right now. My mum spends a lot of time in the garden but I hibernate indoors 😂 x
Such handy tips!
Mollie | https://mollieclarke.co.uk
Me and my parents take care of our garden really every weekend.
I think as we get older, we really start to appreciate having a garden. It is such a nice space for everyone to enjoy.
Having lived in a home with single glazing I highly recommend upgrading. It was cold and noisy with single panes of glass compared to double.
Our garden is something we are working on and due to the fact that our home is a new build, it is taking quite a bit of work! By the time it’s finished I just want somewhere nice to go when it gets warm in the summer, and somewhere I can possibly take my laptop too.
Thank you for sharing 🙂
I always feel better outside too – I love out gardens x
Ah the heating wars! I know all about that!
We’re working on each room at the moment as there’s always something that needs doing!
Love Lozza xo
Such great suggestions! I desperately want to re-decorate our bedroom, it’s all so mixed and just not what I imagined so this has inspired me to make a start! xx
Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk
I hope to sort out windows out soon xx
I find this is my life ATM since moving but every little thing makes a difference for sure xx
At my parents house, the garden is my favourite thing. It’s such a lovely place to sit when it’s warm and the garden looks beautiful, its a relaxing place! I don’t have a garden where I live, but I am sooo excited to have one when I get a bigger place <3
I need to sort the garden out soon, hopefully this weekend!
Love, Amie ❤
The Curvaceous Vegan
Great suggestions! I can’t wait to move again so I have a garden!
Great suggestions! 😀 Both my daughters room and the living room have been done this year, so we actually don’t need to do anything. Even the garden looks beautiful too. 😀
Sarah 🌺 || Boxnip || Latest Post
Our back yard is our go to spot just to spend some family time, so we have put a lot of work and money into it but I don’t regret it at all! It’s my own little oasis, and I love it!
The other thing that was really good for us was when I took the time to do my office. With me working from home, it gave me a place to contain my work. I can close the door and walk away just like people who work outside of the home, which is SO important.
Love this post! Will definitely try some of these 😊
Our garden gets neglected but I really wish we spent more time on it x