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Improving your home can be an exciting and rewarding project. For SHA residents there might be restrictions with decorations so call us today and find out what is allowed. Here are some general tips to help you enhance your home:
  1. Plan and set a budget: Determine what improvements you want to make and create a realistic budget. This will help you prioritise your projects and ensure you stay within your financial means.
  2. Identify your goals: Think about the purpose and function of each area you want to improve. Do you want to increase storage space, enhance energy efficiency, update the aesthetics, or improve functionality? Understanding your goals will guide your decision-making process.
  3. Start with small changes: Not all home improvements have to be major renovations. Begin with smaller projects that can have a big impact, such as rearranging furniture, painting walls, putting pictures up. These changes can significantly freshen up the look of your home.
  4. Focus on maintenance: Regular maintenance is crucial to keep your home in good condition. SHA repair any leaks, fix cracks in walls or floors, and will attend to any issues promptly – tenants must let us know if anything requires urgent attention. Maintaining your home’s systems and structure will prevent bigger problems and expenses in the long run.
  5. Enhance energy efficiency: Consider making energy-efficient upgrades, such as installing LED light bulbs, improving insulation, sealing air leaks, or replacing old appliances with energy-efficient models. SHA usually carry these out but in some cases. These upgrades can save you money on utility bills and make your home more sustainable.
  6. Declutter and organise: Before making any major changes, take the time to declutter and organise your space. Clear out unnecessary items, create storage solutions, and establish systems to keep your home tidy. An organised home feels more inviting and functional.
  7. Upgrade the kitchen and bathroom: These areas are often focal points in a home and can greatly impact its value. SHA will consider updating countertops, cabinets, fixtures, or appliances and a cyclical repairs programme. Even small changes, like replacing faucets or adding a backsplash, can make a noticeable difference but will need SHA approval.
  8. Improve curb appeal: First impressions matter. Enhance your home’s exterior by maintaining the landscaping, cleaning the exterior surfaces, and updating the front door or adding outdoor lighting. A well-maintained and visually appealing exterior sets a positive tone for the rest of the home.
  9. Consider flexible and multipurpose spaces: With the rise of remote work and changing lifestyle needs, having adaptable spaces can be valuable. Create areas that can serve multiple purposes, such as a home office that doubles as a guest room or a play area that can transform into a study space.
  10. Seek professional help when needed: While many improvements can be DIY projects, some will require professional assistance. For SHA properties we carry out these larger works for you.

Remember, larger home improvement projects are usually SHAs responsibility and smaller ones as you desire, so choose projects that align with your goals, budget, and abilities. Enjoy the process and make your home a place that reflects your style and meets your needs.