Freshly feather your nest and add long-lasting personality
If you have
recently bought a narrowboat or already own one you may be thinking about
giving your vessel a makeover. If that’s the case, then have a look at the
ideas we have collated for you to consider when refreshing the interior of your boat.
fact the interior area you have is small; it doesn’t mean that it can’t look
spectacular and have the wow factor. It goes without saying that there is a
limited about of space within the interior of a narrow boat, but small spaces
can be just as amazing as large mansion’s just in a different way (and let’s be
honest it’s what we love about our boats). In a way the fact that you have a small
space to redo could make the job easier and cheaper.
the look and feel you want to create and then carry this look throughout the
boat. This will make the boat look bigger and the theme will naturally flow through
each area. By using the same colour palette throughout the boat, each area will
seamlessly join together again making the space you have look bigger.
not to over clutter the boat as this will make the boat look untidy and small.
Sometimes less is more when it comes to arranging your possession’s on a narrow
of owning a narrow boat is each one is individual and has a style of its own;
you very rarely come across two narrow boats that are exactly the same either
inside or out.
hand boats have probably had a few different owners historically who all had
their own ideas on how to style and use their boat. So if you have just become
the proud owner of a narrow boat it’s now time to put your stamp on your new
newly purchased boat feel like a home can easily be accomplished by following
these ideas, some of which can be completed over a weekend giving you an
instant homely feel.
Give Everything A Good Clean.
Make sure that your narrow boat is speck and span before you settle in; give
her a good clean and make note of any issues you may find so that you can tackle
these jobs next. Check out our “DetoxYour Narrow Boat” article.
Fix Any Small Repairs.
Before you start on
making everywhere homely fix any issues that you may have found; don’t put these
small repairs on the back burner get them sorted now. This could be anything
from resealing the shower unit to tighten loose screws.
Opt for shelves equipped with pegs or hooks to accommodate everything,
including tea towels and pans.
Paint the Cupboards.
If the kitchen and
bathroom is looking a bit tired then bring them up to today’s standards with
paint colours to fit your palette. Remove the doors, clean, sand, and prime, and
then apply at least 2 coats of your chosen paint colour. For a professional
finish add new door hinges when you replace the doors.
A really quick way to change and modernise your interior doors, bathroom
suites, and kitchen cabinets is by changing the knobs for alternative types
that match your new theme and design choice.
Quickly Update The Bathroom.
Add new bathroom accessories such as towel rails, toilet roll rollers and
replace old taps and shower heads. Consider a spa like shower-head that either
pulsates or drenches for a bit of extra home luxury.
Floating shelves or a small
wall unit can take advantage of the space over the toilet unit providing space
for displaying items or storing toiletries. Keeping things simple and clean in
this small area is advisable for easy care and an uncluttered feel.
Create interest to walls by adding pattern and dimension using moulding, tongue and
grove, beaded panel board or wall paper. This can be tackled as a DIY project
but it’s important to take correct measurements, use proper cutting tools and
application tools to create a successful and professional looking finish.
Switch Light and Plug Plates.
This is a really quick,
simple and easy DIY nesting job that will totally personalise your boats
interior. Take a look on Esty for some really cool and affordable decorative
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Using a good size mirror you can create the illusion of space. Replacing
a plain door with a door that has a built-in mirror on the inside or on the
exterior will allow you to check your overall look from head to toe easily.
Customise Your Storage Jars.
Using labels, tags
and draw insert labels, mark up your glasses and jars for a totally organised
and unique look.