9/11/17

Is Your Humble Abode Starting To Overload?


By on 9/11/2017 11:16:00 AM


It happens to every home at some point. Maybe you’ve been living there for decades or maybe it’s only been a few years but, at some point, every household starts to feel a little beaten and bruised. Of course, it depends on each individual situation, but many old homes can be fixed with a simple renovation project if you know where to begin. If you don’t know where to begin then these helpful tips might just help to make your humble abode feel a little less overloaded.

Moving on. Before we get into the many ways through which you can improve your home, let’s consider the harder option. Sometimes moving on is the best option. It’s not about giving up on your home but looking at the situation rationally. For many families, it’s a case not only of the house wearing out with age but of the children becoming bigger and starting to outgrow the household. When space starts to feel limited, that’s when your options are slim. You might be able to repaint walls when the colors fade or fix a broken oven but a small home is hard to fix.

If adding a conservatory or cutting down on the number of possessions in your home doesn’t help to make the place feel more spacious or minimalistic then it might be time to consider moving home. It’s all about weighing up the pros and cons, but there are situations in which it’s far easier for a family to simply move somewhere new than essentially rebuild their entire home from scratch. You might want to look into companies such as Chess Moving to help you with this process if you want to move a very long way (perhaps even across borders).

Make small changes. It’s strange that the tiniest details affect our perceptions of a home environment. It takes a lot for a household to feel “cozy” and it might only be the small things that are making your family home feel slightly off. Repainting the walls a brand new shade of white could be a good place to start. It’ll renew and refresh every room in the house but a neutral color such as white will also help to brighten up each room by reflecting the natural sunlight which pours in through the windows. Of course, even during the night, you should opt for warm and natural artificial lighting to help keep up this cozy appearance.


Furnishings are everything. It’s so important to have a well-furnished home. Remember that there’s a difference between furnishing your home with antiques and simply furnishing it with outdated things. If your homely possessions are falling into the latter category then it might be time to update those tattered and torn couches or faded and wobbly tables for newer and more contemporary furnishings.

Your house doesn’t have to be remodeled to look like a show home because that would make it feel cold and lifeless. At the same time, it shouldn’t look neglected and abandoned. Find the balance that works for you.


About Angela

Angela is a freelance writer and blogger, blessed with 3 daughters, 4 cats, 1 needy dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

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