You don’t need thousands of dollars to remodel your home and make it feel like new again. Instead, there’s a lot of DIY projects to help spruce it up for the upcoming season. Whether you plan to sell your home, have guests over, or are just tired of how drab it’s been feeling lately, here are a few tips and tricks you can use to refresh your space:
CLEAN + DECLUTTER
Throw out all of the junk taking up space! You’d be surprised by how much more you’ll fall back in love with your home when you take out the collection of accumulated stuff that has piled up over the years and finally get to see your home’s features for what they are. Store what you don’t need/use in either the attic, basement or a storage unit. After you’ve decluttered, be sure to finish it off by cleaning your home. Clean the windows, walls and floors for the best results.
BRING IN NATURAL LIGHT
Do you have heavy curtains covering your windows? Bring them down! Not only will this make your space feel bigger by removing items from the walls, it’ll also feel alive again with all of the natural light that pours in.
ADD FRESH PAINT
Nothing refreshes a home like a new coat of paint. If you have dark dull colors, opt for lighter tones. Covering up stains on the walls or brightening up drab old paint, can transform your home into a completely new place.
Consider adding a tile backsplash in your kitchen or bathroom. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get beautiful results. Be sure you get tiles that complement the colors in the space so it doesn’t clash and look unappealing.
Although neutral colors are always recommended as the base of any home decor, don’t be afraid to accent your neutrals with a pop of color. You can add it throughout the home by using flowers, pillows, decor, or even light curtains that are staged on the sides of your windows.
CHANGE OUT FIXTURES + HARDWARE
You’d be surprised by how much more a kitchen can look different just by replacing the hardware on the cabinets. A bathroom or living room can come alive again by installing a brand new light fixture. If you moved into a place that still has the same stock hardware or fixtures, replace them and add a little creativity or whimsy with the new pieces you have installed.
Head to Pinterest or Houzz and get inspired for new living room, bedroom, or dining room arrangements. Most homeowners arrange furniture “incorrectly” when it comes to standard staging rules. View a variety of furniture set-ups on social media and let it motivate you to rearrange your space. You don’t have to buy a bunch of new furniture to make a drastic change.
It doesn’t have to cost much or be a great deal of work to make your home look new again. As you can see, just a few small changes can make a world of difference. If you found this blog helpful, please share with your friends and family so they can benefit from the suggestions as well.
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