Most people will spend the majority of their time downstairs.
They will sit in the living room watching a movie. They will eat a delicious dinner in the dining room. Or, they might make the most of the often-fleeting sunshine and take themselves out to the garden. However, while downstairs is often the default place, this shouldn’t mean you neglect your upstairs space. If you want to make your home the perfect place for your whole family, here are four upstairs home projects to think about.
Make Your Bedroom The Place to Be
There’s a lot you can say about creating the perfect bedroom environment. A cosy and comfortable space makes it easier to get to sleep and wake up the next day feeling refreshed. This is especially important considering how much time you spent there, even if you’re not conscious of all of it. Removing distractions, like your smartphone or your TV, from your bedroom allows you to relax. Likewise, replace harsh lighting with a softer glow, while blackout blinds are always ideal for making sure you get enough sleep.
Clear Out Your Loft
No matter who you are, you’ve undoubtedly got more junk in the loft than you ever thought possible. It’s a natural progression of living somewhere. Eventually, things that don’t have a place downstairs end up where no one else can see them. The only problem is that there is a finite amount of space in the loft. So, you can go through your old things, such as kids toys and clothes, and get rid of them as you see fit. Some things are fine to keep, especially if you plan on handing them down, but others are easy to donate to a local cause.
Protect Your Home
If you’ve been living somewhere for a while, you may have become slightly lax with caring for specific areas of the house, especially if you don’t see these areas regularly. One of the biggest problem areas is your root. Weather damage can cause holes and leaks that risk further problems for your home, so it’s worth considering aerial surveys to see whether your roof needs repairing.
Transform Your Spare Room
You might also have a spare room that doesn’t have a specific purpose. There is no better time than right now to think about how you can give it a purpose. From a home office to a man cave to a simple but effective gym, you can make the most of your space and hopefully encourage you to spend a little more time upstairs. At the very least, it will give you a chance to get some time to yourself when you’re stressed out and need a break.
You might not spend much time upstairs, but this is because you’ve not taken the time to make your upstairs space as engaging as downstairs. Of course, you don’t want to spend all of your time in your bedroom, but focusing on ways to make the upstairs rooms something that looks good can make you fall in love with your home all over again.
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