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Tips to Revive and Refresh Your Home
After several years devoted to spending more time at home, it’s likely you’ve been inspired to make some changes. While some people might be prepared to make an entire home renovation, other homeowners just want some new color and decor. Either way, a refresh can go a long way toward helping you feel more at home. Best of all, it can pay off when the time comes to sell your property. If you’ve got redecorating on the brain, here are some tips from A Plus Installation to rejuvenate your space.
Try a kitchen upgrade
The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home, and for good reason. It’s where we gather to prepare and share meals, and it’s often the hub of family activity. Also, upgrading your kitchen can significantly impact the value of your home.
If your kitchen is in need of an upgrade, there are a few things you can do to make it more functional and stylish. First, consider your layout. If you have a small kitchen, you may want to consider a galley layout with cabinets and appliances on either side. If you have a larger space, you may want to add an island or peninsula for additional prep and storage space. Next, think about your finishings. New countertops, backsplashes, and flooring can make a big difference in the look and feel of your kitchen. Finally, don’t forget the details. Changing out your hardware, adding some new window treatments, and introducing some stylish décor can help take your kitchen from drab to fab.
There are a number of ways to keep your kitchen clean. Be sure to wipe down countertops and appliances with a disinfectant daily. It is also important to empty the trash regularly and to keep food storage areas clean. One of the most important things to do is to vacuum regularly. This will help to remove any dirt or dust that has built up on the floor. If you have laminate floors in your kitchen, it’s wise to invest in a vacuum that’s ideal for cleaning this type of flooring.
Carve out your office
When it comes to creating the ideal home office space, there are a few key factors to consider. Ideally, your office should be located in a quiet area of the house where you will have few distractions. It's also important to have plenty of natural light and to make sure the space is well-ventilated. In terms of furniture, a comfortable chair and desk are essential, and it's helpful to have different storage options for storing documents and other office supplies. With the larger items done, you can then personalize the space in a way to inspire creativity and motivation, such as art prints or family photos.
Make it brighter
The TruHome blog recently shared tips on how to brighten up a windowless bathroom. These smart suggestions included adding plants and updating the light fixtures. You can take these ideas and spread them through the entire home to create a brighter and more open feeling space. Another small step you can take is to ensure all of the windows are clean. You’ll also want to shampoo the carpet and upholstery to remove stains, which might be muting the otherwise vivid colors inside of your home.
Create an amazing outdoor space
If you don’t currently use your backyard to its full potential, it’s time to give yourself an open-air entertaining area, which can encourage you to be outside more often. Time in nature can make you happier while reducing stress. Start by adding a deck, or install pavers to create a small patio area where you can place a bistro or dining table and chairs. Perhaps a hammock between the closest palms, a retractable awning, a water feature, a pergola or a combination of all of the above can make you giddy at the prospect of time outside.
So, whether you’re looking to add a pop of color or make a more significant change, updating your home is a great way to refresh your space. If you’re not sure where to start, you can change out cabinet hardware or invest in new office furniture. And if you want to add new shades or blinds, A Plus Installation can handle all your installation needs. What are you waiting for? Start refreshing your home today!