Spring is in the air! Time to feel the warmth of the sun and a glimmer of hope after a long winter and an unprecedented year. After you finish your spring cleaning, you may feel the uncontrollable urge to start a big home improvement project. Many have been working from home due to the pandemic, spending a year of isolation amongst outdated fixtures, hideous guest room furniture, and abandoned DIY projects… All of that can make you feel like you’re living in a house full of eyesores.
Wouldn’t you like to transform your home into a modern, habitable space you’d be proud to host your newly-vaccinated guests in this spring? If you feel like that kitchen tile from 1978 is mocking you, it’s time to get some fresh air and explore some creative ideas to spruce up your home!
Upgrade Your Kitchen
If you have a plethora of fun kitchen gadgets and no place to store them, consider amplifying your kitchen storage and doubling the space in one of the best rooms in the house! Adding open shelving to a blank wall is a convenient and stylish way to store and display your prettiest dishes and bakeware.
If your cabinets are from 1980 and it’s not in the budget to replace them yet, a fresh coat of paint can add new life to your cabinets and take your kitchen into the new millennium. Are your major appliances outdated but too expensive to replace? Start with the small appliances, and replace a toaster or coffee maker this spring to make a big difference in your morning routine.
Boost Home Storage
Keep clutter at bay by adding creative storage solutions to your home. The front entryway is a great place to start because it’s a high-traffic area and frequent dumping ground for backpacks, jackets, and shoes. Invest in an inexpensive storage piece for the entryway, or incorporate cubbies, shoe racks, and wall hooks to cut down on clutter. In the living room, consider converting that blank wall into cube storage for toys, games, DVDs, and books.
Bring In The Professionals
While we all love tackling a DIY project, there’s a time to dig in and a time to step back and call the professionals. If you have been working from home or your family has been dealing with online learning, it’s time to invest in professional carpet cleaning. With the kids home during school hours, on top of the routine dirt that builds up in a year, the carpet has probably seen better days, and it’s time to splurge on a spruce-up.
Amp Up Your Outdoor Space
Amplify your outdoor space by painting your front door a bright color to match the indoor aesthetic. Adding new cushions to your existing outdoor furniture is an inexpensive upgrade, and a string of outdoor twinkly lights will add the finishing touch to your porch or patio oasis.
Want to get that new-home look on the outside without the hassle of moving? Consider replacing the siding on your home to create a fresh and unique look for the exterior without breaking the bank. Contact a reputable company like Kansas City Siding Contractors and choose from an array of exterior siding options to make your home beautiful and durable for years to come.
Bring Nature Inside
Did you know that plants are natural stress relievers, and just looking at a succulent is an immediate mood boost? Especially if you are working from home, the addition of a plant to your room or desk can make a world of difference (and look cute, too!). Add some greenery to your space, and have some fun selecting colorful planters to complement your aesthetic. Don’t forget, succulents and many desert plants do well with dry soil! Prioritize pots with drainage holes in the bottom (or drill your own) and place them near a window to avoid premature houseplant death.
Reboot The Bathrooms
A little goes a long way when it comes to updating an old or outdated bathroom. Start small and invest in cushy new bath mats and fluffy towels, or change out that crusty bathroom fixture for something more modern. For a truly spa-like experience, fill a pretty jar with Epsom salt to keep near the bath, or replace your old showerhead for a customized shower experience.
Once you get started on these little home improvement projects, you won’t want to stop! Have fun and enjoy the journey of creating a wonderful living space that you can be excited to spend time in again… whether entertaining or quarantining!
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