Like a lot of newly weds these days, by the time we actually tie the knot, we’ll have been living together for a fair few years. We’ve already acquired all the cutlery and white goods that we could ever need, and our house is very much a home.
Still though, I’m keen to make a few changes to our interiors to mark the start of married life. Any cash gifts that our loved ones kindly send our way will be going into the home improvements pot, and we’ll be making some of the changes that we’ve been dreaming of since we first moved into our first pad together. These are the upgrades that we have on our list so far…
Installing bifold doors that lead out on to the patio
I love hosting get togethers outside in the summer, and there’s nothing quite like arranging a barbecue to mark the start of the summer. Bifold doors therefore seem like the ideal solution for allowing plenty of natural light to spill into our living space, and making it a little easier to bring outdoor furniture back inside once the party is over.
Investing in a wood burning stove
A wood burning stove has been on my wish list for quite some time now. They’re super cosy, energy efficient, and make a real talking point in any room. I can’t wait to spend our first winter as a married couple, snuggled up in front of our new stove with a romantic film and a bottle of wine.
Creating a feature wall in the front room
Interior design trends come and go, and it’s not always possible to make big changes every season. I’ve been researching cheaper ways to bring in the latest trends, and a feature wall seems like the ideal way to go. Wallpapering definitely isn’t my forte, so I’ll be going for a bold paint colour that can be easily changed if we decide that it needs an upgrade.
Upgrading to a king size bed
Okay, so this is the kind of home improvement that visitors would probably never notice. But I massively believe in the power of a good nights sleep, and my husband-to-be is no stranger to hogging my side of the bed! Upgrading to a king size will give us both an extra element of comfort, and seems like a great way to begin life as a married couple.
Finally getting our garden in order
The outside space in our home always seems to end up being a little bit neglected. We have a few pots with pretty flowers, but I’m eager to get a little more green fingered and start our own vegetable and herb patch, as well as create a more comfortable area for outside dining.
Once the wedding planning is done and dusted, I’ll be starting to look at organising these upgrades to our home, and working out how we can get the best possible value out of our budget. Will you be starting any home improvement projects after your big day?