K Elizabeth

Family • Wellbeing • Adventure

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

5 Ways to Add Value to Your Home


If you plan to put your home on the market at some point in the future, you want to be sure you will get a high return on your investment. Your home is likely your most valuable asset, so you want to be able to capitalise on your investment. The more money you can get for it, the higher your chances of being able to afford your dream home.

Before you sell it, it is wise to do whatever you can to maximise the value of your home. This can range from keeping it clean and well-maintained to more extensive renovations that completely transform your home. Whatever your budget, there are steps you can take to add value to your property. Here are five ways you can do so.

Keep it well-maintained

Nothing drops a home’s value quite like dirt and disrepair. Don’t let your home fall into a bad state. It seems obvious, but you should always take care to keep your house clean and tidy and get any problems fixed before they get too serious.


A little bit of decor can turn a drab, uninspiring home into a highly-appealing property that buyers will jump at the chance to get their hands on. A bit of painting, a new colour-scheme, and changing out fixtures such as lights, mirrors and door handles will be inexpensive but can completely revitalise your home’s interior.

Increase curb appeal

What a house looks like from the outside is one of the key factors in people’s buying decisions. No matter how beautiful it looks on the inside, an overgrown lawn and cracked peeling paint will make it look rundown and unattractive. Increasing your home’s curb appeal doesn’t even take much time or money, but will add a huge amount of value. By simply giving your home a new coat of paint, weeding the driveway and clearing out any dead leaves and branches, you can make an enormous difference. You can take this a step further by adding new garden furniture, outdoor lighting or plants.

Renovate kitchens and bathrooms

Kitchens and bathrooms are two of the most important aspects buyers consider when looking at properties, and investing in a renovation can pay off when it comes to selling your property. To save costs, you can keep your existing layout so the electrical and plumbing systems won’t change, but updating surfaces, fixtures and tiling with a cleaner, more modern style will pay dividends.

Convert your loft

Changing a two-bedroom house into a three-bedroom house will instantly add an enormous amount of value to your home. And you don’t need your house to magically grow in size either. The attic is usually an underused part of the house, but by converting it into a bedroom, or even a new living area, you can increase the amount of living space in your home and make it more appealing to any buyer. You will, of course, need to check that the structure of your house can support conversion and that it conforms to building regulations. To get you started, here are some ideas for a loft conversion.

K Elizabeth xoxox

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Thursday, 18 June 2020

Creating More Space In Your Home When Moving Isn't An Option

Photo by Antonio Caverzan on Unsplash

When you move into your first home. There’s so much room to put things. Fast forward a few years, and a few kids and your house is now bursting at the seams. Every cupboard and draw is full, boxes of stuff are piling up in the garage. Living in a cluttered, cramped home isn’t good for our mental or physical health.

What can you do to get more space? Sure, you can channel your inner Marie Kondo and start decluttering and organising. It’s a great way to keep on top of things. What family does need is space. Space to live, space to keep things.

You might not want to move home, so it’s time to get creative.


Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Productivity As A Freelancer | Why It Matters

Productivity matters in any form of work. In the big corporations millions are spent thinking up new ways to get people productive. Even in smaller businesses it has become more important, with work flexibility coming to the fore more than ever before. It centers on the simple fact that if a worker is happy, then they’re going to be more productive. The same applies to you. Being a freelancer, you likely won’t have a manager keeping you as productive as possible. Instead, for most, the only method of motivation you have is what you give yourself. So how do you increase your productivity? There are many ways to go about it. From focusing on yourself, to focusing on your business and how it operates. The key thing to remember is that everyone is different. What works for friends might not work for you. It’s why trial and error play a key part. Try some of these and see if they can help you.

Monday, 25 May 2020

Free Yourself and Take a Moment for Yourself

Your lifestyle is very busy. My, your, your friend’s life is full of obligations and things to do in the day. What we all forget to do is think about ourselves and how we feel about all these things that happen in our lives. Almost every person in the modern world has little or no extra time to do some things that are not connected with business, work, or family obligations. It looks like everything in our lives is connected with obligations and deadlines, and what suffers the most is our physical and mental wellbeing.


Monday, 4 May 2020

Crafting Ideas to Celebrate our Key Workers

During this pandemic one thing that has really resonated with me is a sense of togetherness around the country despite our current lockdown measures. We’ve enjoyed going on our daily walks and spotting all of the rainbows in the window - which definitely sparks a lot of joy for my two and gives them that feeling that we’re all in this together.

Decorating our window has become a way of communicating with our neighbours and sharing our thanks to key workers. My husband is a police officer and I’m a teacher so my children like to try and show their thanks by doing lots of different crafting activities - plus it’s keeping them happy and busy which is a big bonus! I have put together a few ideas that you could try at home.


Saturday, 2 May 2020

Is SkillShare worth signing up to?

Before I begin this article, I want to be clear that this is not a sponsored post. I simply love the site and wanted to share with you how I have been using it and whether I think it’s worth paying for the subscription. However it does contain affiliate links where by if you choose to subscribe I will receive a free month - I currently have paid a full year subscription out of my own pocket.

During lockdown I have tried my absolute hardest to not spiral into a pit of depression. For many of us this is the stark truth when having to be confined to the house and I have really had to change up my mindset and re-programme the way I view the situation. One thing that has really kept me going is taking on small projects and many of them have stemmed from SkillShare.

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