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Homespiration - How To Turn Your Home Into A Special Setting

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Britons have been spending the last few months in a myriad of house styles, from lavish apartments to country cottages, vintage farmhouses to up-to-the-minute townhouses. 

It’s not an easy thing to be indoors for such a length of time, but we would hope that the majority of people have gained some enjoyment from being at home so much. 

Those who haven’t or feel that they could have enjoyed the experience more, really need to do some work on their property and uncover new potentials within their living space. 

How you do that simply takes some creative thinking and a collective employment of DIY and TLC. 

If reimagining home interiors isn’t your area of expertise, go in search of advice from the online influencers who specialise in this field. That’s what we have done in order to supply you with these ‘Homespirations’:

Shift to open-plan living

We’re sure that several of your friends and relatives will have an open-plan space of some sort in their homes, that they’re perhaps using as a kitchen-diner-living space. Are you jealous of them?

Rather than be jealous, follow their lead and remodel your old Victorian terrace or semi-detached property to create an open-plan area where everyone in the house can congregate and converse. 

When remodelling for the purpose of going open-plan, the right atmosphere needs to be established and it should cater for all your practical needs. Make it a bright and spacious room too, and don’t let it disturb the level of privacy you need to feel nice and relaxed.

Make up a window seat

You will have noticed that sharing a house with several people over an extended period can sometimes be stressful. 

Find somewhere indoors where you can have a few moments to yourself now and again, such as at a window in a quiet spot.  

Where there is space underneath this window, as often found below a bay window, you could put a bench or trunk that can be covered with a padded base and a pair of cushions to offer you a cute little window seat. 

Use this window seat to either get stuck into a book or look out at the world and watch what’s going on.

Divide your garden into zones

It’s just as well that the weather has been so pleasant and we hope it extends into summer seeing as holidays abroad are off the table for now. 

A home holiday isn’t so bad though, not if you put in the effort to make it fun and make the most of your garden. In a good-sized garden, you would be wise to split it into zones, with areas meant for eating, playing and unwinding. 

It’s customary to eat all our meals outdoors when away, so take breakfast, lunch and dinner outdoors at home too. Establishing a dedicated playing area will give the kids the freedom to run around and take a dip in their paddling pool, without you getting splashed. 

Do you like taking camping trips in summer? Pitch up your tents in the unwinding zone and clamber into your sleeping bags to enjoy the finest form of outdoor living.

If any of our products are required to help you realise your home aspirations, tell West Yorkshire Windows what you need from us. You could even have a Private Appointment with a consultant. 

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