During the time in which we raise our families, we’re sure to go through several ‘epochs’ that we can categorize our experience in. There’ll be the day your child first learns to walk. There’ll be the day your child attends their first, second and third schools. There’ll be the day that they maybe attend college, and return between semester. There’ll also come the day when they leave the nest.
This range of emotions any mother will experience will no doubt exact its toll. Not in a negative way, but in a way that makes you re-assess the home space you’ve been residing in for a while. After the chaos, love and cherish memories of raising a family seeps throughout the atmosphere of your household, you might find it’s a great new time to reupholster.
But what upgrades could and should you make?
Use this handy guide for a helpful list of ideas that could revivify your creative spark and re-stamp your personality in your home, wiser by the years of experience only motherhood could give you.
It’s not difficult to imagine that after eighteen to twenty years of raising children, the carpets could be a little worse for wear. Stains tell a story, but there’s no need to keep them in your home for all time. Frankly, they can look terrible if not properly maintained. Why not take this opportunity to replace them entirely? There’s sure to be a great positive benefit, and you might even opt for a different color entirely now you know your kids aren’t likely to spill their food or fruity drinks on it.
If you’re tired of carpeting and want something a little easier to clean, why not go for a hardwood floor? These can look fantastic when installed correctly, and are great if you have pets at home.
A fantastic way to express to the rest of the world that your home is new and full of life is by upgrading the exterior. Implementing some new home siding installation will allow you to re-imagine what your property should look like from the outside. What colors suit you after your years of graceful aging? Could you do with a few new repairs? Are you potentially looking to sell the property in your retirement, and increasing the ‘curb’ value of your property, thus increasing its asking price? If you’ve answered yes to any of those questions, you might just be satisfied in giving your place an outer facelift.
Like the carpet, there’s also a large chance that your furniture has seen better days. Why not replace the sofa’s and place your current ones on a free recycling website for a new owner? Or you might simply get your sofa’s refurbished and instead opt for investing in a new king-sized bed and comfortable memory-foam mattress? Goodness knows you’ll have earned it, as parenthood isn’t an easy job. Getting used to a great night of rest could be long overdue.
When your kids do return for family visits, and to tell you of their wonderful adventures in the wider world, you’ll be able to greet them with a fresh, vibrant home, ready to love them all over again.