10 Tips to Refresh Your Home in the New Year


Do you feel like your home is stuck in a rut? Tired of looking at the same walls and feeling bored with your surroundings? The New Year is the perfect time to refresh your home; it’s a new year, after all.

 

Here are ten simple tips that will refresh everything from the color scheme of each room to your attitude about life:

 

Start from scratch

 

Consider what makes you feel comfortable and put it all back together, one piece at a time. For example, choose a different color palette for your kitchen and paint the walls in new colors that will give you a fresh start on life.

Start with what you love

 

Look around your kitchen. What do you see? Are there cabinets that no longer appeal to you, outdated appliances, or a countertop that’s been nicked or scratched? If so, it might be time for a complete kitchen makeover! A sudden urge to remodel your entire kitchen can be a bit overwhelming, but if this is where you spend the most time, then you should love being in this space. Before beginning your renovation or update, decide with what you are starting – appliances, cabinetry, countertops? Taking it one step at a time will make the project more manageable and keep you on budget.

 

 

Clear Out the Kitchen Cabinets

 

Kitchen cabinets are usually jam-packed with all sorts of kitchen equipment and supplies that people rarely use. Before throwing any items away, try sorting them into two piles: One pile for things you know you still need (e.g., spices), and another pile of things you don’t think you’ll ever use.  After the sorting process, you may find that there are some items in the “don’t think I’ll ever need” box that can be donated or given away to friends and family members.

 

Shop online

 

Many people assume that they have to go into a shop to buy their home furnishings, but this isn’t the case at all. When you shop online, you can find so much more choice for your money and you can often get great discounts. Check out Nelson Cabinetry’s online shop and find great high-quality cabinets at wholesale prices.

 

Do DIY

 

Rather than paying for someone else to do all of your home repairs and maintenance, why not have a go yourself? Doing up a room or fixing some tiles is the perfect way to refresh your home as well as giving you a sense of personal achievement.

 

Don’t be afraid of white

 

Many people have a fear of white as they think it will make their rooms look small. White reflects light and can brighten a room. White is a wonderful backdrop for a variety of colors, so why not try using some white cabinets or paint your room white and pair it with a vibrant pink carpet?

 

 

Get some plants

 

If you’re thinking of changing up the mood of your home, why not consider bringing some greenery in? Plants can help to create an airier atmosphere than heavy carpets do, and can soften the look of a room.

 

 

 

Make your home more energy efficient

 

During winter, some homeowners turn the heating on for longer than is necessary, wasting money. Why not complete an energy audit on your house to identify where your money is being wasted? You can do this by checking which rooms are the coldest and using insulation or draft-proofing to block up any leaks.

 

 

 

Consider going one step further

 

Rather than just painting a wall a different color, why not add a border? This could be a whole different color or a pattern which picks up the rest of your colors. It’s a great way to introduce more variety into your home!

 

Remember that it takes time

 

Don’t get too impatient to get everything done all at once. You might find that it takes a few days to get used to your new color or pattern, but in the end you’ll be glad you spent the time thinking about things properly.

 

Organizing should always be simple and efficient. If it’s not, then changes are a must. Plan ahead to avoid feeling overwhelmed and focus on things you love the most. Remember it takes time to get the look you want, but in the end it’ll all be worth it. 

 

For more information on this topic, feel free to contact our experts for a free consultation at info@nelsonkb.com. We’re looking forward to working with you!

 

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