Clever Upgrades to Make Your Home Functional and Chic

If you want to make 2019 as stylish, chic, comfortable and functional as possible, you’re in luck! There are so many smart upgrades that will not only add aesthetic value to your home, but also make it super practical for all your family members. Here are our top upgrades that will make all your house visitors say “Why didn’t I think of that???”

1. Add some cozy seating

You can never get enough comfort at home, no matter how big or small your property is. So, in order to boost coziness and functionality, you can consider adding window seats. They fit perfectly in the kitchen, especially if it doubles as a dining room, but they look the chicest when installed to your staircase landing. If you invest in double-duty seating with hidden storage, you’ll also get some extra space to remove clutter and achieve a clean and stylish look.

2. Improve your appliances

Treating yourself to some new appliances would be amazing. But, if you just can’t replace all your old appliances with new stainless steel ones, you can at least improve them with some contact paper. Just stick it to your dishwasher, dryer or fridge and you’ll have a brand new looking appliance for a fraction of a cost! Unfortunately, this sticker will not give you any new functions or improve the efficiency of your old appliance.

3. Install better lighting

If you want a cheap yet effective upgrade, go for lighting. No matter what your style is, you can always find something better to light up your home from smart bulbs to decorative lamps. However, floor lamps and dimmers are probably the most cost-effective since they have both the aesthetic effect and boost the functionality of your space. Luckily, there are so many amazing floor lamp options, especially in bigger cities like New York or Sydney. You can get everything from smaller and traditional ones to huge, contemporary pieces that will take the role of a focal point in your space. While lamps provide more lighting to your space, dimmers are here to create a comfortable atmosphere perfect for romantic dinners or lazy evenings in front of the TV. However, before you conduct any electrical works, make sure your overhead and underground service lines are in top condition. Don’t try to do that yourself unless you’re properly trained! You can easily find an expert level 2 electrician in Sydney, so don’t risk damaging your wiring and endangering your health. Professionals can also ensure your upgrades are up-to-standard, so you can sleep peacefully in your improved home!

4. Hide your outlets

By investing in recessed outlets, you’ll not only add interest to your home, but also allow your furniture to actually sit up against the wall. It’s much more practical and attractive, especially if you’re aiming for clean and minimalist aesthetics. You can also install outlets in your drawers! It’s a perfect way to declutter your space and take all those electronics off the table.

5. Go all out with a pool

If you want something that will really boost the luxury and fun in your home, go all out and investing a pool. However, instead of investing in an outdoor pool you can use only the in the summer, opt for an indoor one you can use every day no matter the weather. It’s a huge investment, but if you’re craving glamour and comfort, an indoor pool is a way to go. If that’s too much for your budget or if you lack space in your home, you can still treat yourself with a hot tub or a private sauna. They are much cheaper and take up much less space. You won’t be able to throw chic pool parties, but they will definitely allow you to relax and unwind.

6. Improve your exterior

Sure, hiring a professional landscape artist to tackle your front and backyard is a great idea, but you don’t have to go that far in order to achieve amazing results. For instance, you can boost the look of your exterior by replacing your old house number with something modern. You can also ditch the traditional mailbox with something chic and sleek. These upgrades might be small, but they are insanely clever and attractive!

You can, but don’t have to spend a lot of money in order to achieve a big design effect. Use these ideas as inspiration and your home will be filled with style and comfort!

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