Friday, January 10, 2014

10 Easy & Affordable New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Your Home

Hardwood Floors Look a Little Worn?
You’ve been looking at your hardwood floors and you know you need to do something but you just haven’t gotten around to it. Well, now’s the time! While you’re at it maybe it’s time for a change as well? You can sand and refinish the floors yourself and save a ton of money and maybe a different shade will bring new life to your entire home. Besides, this is one investment in time that will pay big dividends in your biggest investment.

Carpets Need a Good Cleaning?
Today many people prefer hardwood floors to carpet on the main level of their home but carpet is still popular too. If you have carpeting in your home I can guarantee that it’s a lot dirtier than it looks! Give it a good cleaning by renting a carpet cleaner and it will look and feel much cleaner. This goes double if you have pets.

Dingy Room Need a Fresh Coat of Paint?
Take a good look at each room in your home. There’s always one that needs a fresh coat of paint more than the others. Now’s your chance to get it done and while you’re at it why not change the color for a whole new look? You can find the time if you try and a new coat of paint always make a room feel fresh and clean.

Time for a Good Winter Cleaning?
Sure, just about everyone gives their home a thorough spring cleaning but what about during the cold season? January is the ideal time to clean your home from top to bottom. Most of us live in a cold weather climate and our house is sealed up for months with no fresh air. You might not realize it but your home gets just as dusty in the winter as it does in the summer. Freshen up the entire house with a good spring time like cleaning!

Kitchen Cabinets Need a New Look?
OK. You are just sick and tired of looking at the same old kitchen cabinets. Since you’re sealed up in your home during the cold weather season anyway, there’s no excuse! A new coat of paint or a refinish will make your kitchen look like a million bucks and your “new” kitchen will be ready in time for spring!

Tired of Looking at the Same Four Walls?
We all get a touch of claustrophobia this time of year and redecorating is the perfect cure. Change the furniture around for a fresh look and move pictures and artwork to different locations. Something as simple as swapping lamps from different rooms can give you that “new home” feel and this fun task won’t cost you one red cent!

Too Much Stuff – Not Enough Space?
If you had too much clutter before the holidays chances are good that you have even more now. The time has come to go through all of those things in the closets, attic and garage. If you haven’t seen it in a year and forgot that you had it than you probably don’t need it! Get rid of all that extra stuff and reorganize. A yard sale in the spring could bring a little extra cash and Ebay is always available.

Time to Redecorate?
Now that you’ve cleaned out the attic you might have discovered some real gems that you do want to keep. If so than you can use those items to help redecorate and add some variety to your home. Why buy when you can retry?

Tired of that Boring Guest Bath or Walk In Closet?
Have you considered adding wallpaper to a room in your home? There’s plenty to choose from and this weekend project is a great way to give a room new personality for very little money.

“Burnt Out” Looking at the Same Old Fireplace?
If you have a fireplace in the living room or family room a few simple changes can give it new life. You can add fresh flowers to the mantle to freshen things up a bit and change any framed pictures for a new look. While you’re there you might consider giving the fireplace a good cleaning too. Remember, a clean fireplace is a safe fireplace.

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