Moving to the countryside is a dream come true for most people looking to leave behind the continuous rat race of city life. Not only do you stand to gain health benefits from a less stressful environment with cleaner, less polluted air, but also stand to live an eternal vacation life that others will envy.
Giving up city living for a more relaxed life in the countryside is a monumental and exciting change. This vision can go downhill pretty fast when the dream house you move into turns out to be less liveable than expected.
EXTREME HOME MAKEOVER DIY EDITION
If you discover some great furniture and styling finds for your countryside home, you might not need to proceed with substantial renovations when you can transform the space in a way that gives it your personal touch. Transforming a lifeless house into a cosy countryside home will all depend on your budget and timeline.
The simplest way to transform a house is by painting interiors and exteriors, using warm tones to make it feel less dreary. You can also change your flooring material to wooden parquet known for their transformational effect, and are said to reduce your heating bills considerably. For an open-plan feel, you can take out a non-load bearing wall to open up your main living areas. For outdoor living, install a patio or a deck depending on your budget and yard layout.
To increase the number of rooms, install a sun room, or create an independent living space; look into modular options. They are cheaper than onsite builds and take much less time to install. It could also give you the option to design a new home that covers all your needs, and could end up being a similar price to a large scale renovation.
Swanbuild is a modular home builder with over 30 years' experience in the field. Contact us for more information.