With 2021 quickly approaching, we could all use a bit of a refresh. The fresh beginnings that a new year brings means new goals, new opportunities and new ideas to incorporate within your everyday life. While these next few months are an exceptional time to find your dream home, you may find your current one needing a few updates. However, whether your “new” in 2021 is a new home, or you just want to make your home feel new again — after this year, it’s time to add new life to your space with these budget-friendly renovations!
Less is Sometimes More
Oftentimes, all your home needs to feel refreshed is a new wall color or added greenery. For the extreme budget-friendly homeowner, look for small opportunities for change that will leave a greater impact. A few houseplants in key areas, like your entryway, front porch, or kitchen windows, will catch guests’ eyes and make your home feel inviting. To make your home feel brighter, transform old wall colors to light, airy tones that amplify the sun’s rays through each room. But if you want a more warm and cozy feel, try darker shades or even vintage-style wallpaper (a modern trend for 2021!). You can even give your front door a makeover — nothing says “welcome home” better than a brightly-colored entrance!
All About the Kitchen
They say the kitchen is the heart of any home, so let 2021 be the year you fall in love with its design! The easiest way to bring fresh energy to this room is updating countertops, appliance handles or adding light fixtures. The smaller your countertop space, the more cost-efficient this remodel will be. While this has the potential to be your home’s more pricey renovation, it’s a timeless investment that will serve your family and add value when it’s time to move. Another quick way to change your countertops is to lay down a solid paint color, add some marble-effect spray paint and top with a glaze coat. You’ll have the perfect DIY marble countertop that makes your kitchen feel luxurious! The best part is, you can take the same base paint and give your handles and light fixtures a quick refresher to tie the entire room together.
Floors, Floors, Floors!
Okay, maybe reflooring your entire home is out of the question. We understand! If you’re a carpet connoisseur that isn’t ready to let go just yet, adding colorful rugs to each room might be the way to go. For those with tile or hardwood flooring already, peel-and-stick floor options can also help save on remodeling costs, and are perfect for bathroom, entryway or laundry room updates. But, if you’re looking for a simple floor renovation — check out our how-to all about vinyl plank flooring for an effortless, stylish upgrade.
Don’t Forget Your Home’s Exterior
Home refreshers aren’t limited to just the inside! Remember what we said about a fresh paint color? Giving your garage a subtle update will give you a smile every time you come home. If your current garage is a lighter color, try a darker tone! Your home will feel instantly modern with its sleek new accent. Add a new color to any fencing, backyard sheds or if you’re wanting a big investment, change the entire color of your home! Whatever revamp you decide on, remember it’ll become your home’s first impression. You want to make sure it’s special!
Take advantage of this extra time at home to renovate, refresh and revive your home. After this year… you deserve it! And when you’re ready to list your home, you’ll already be one step ahead. Be sure to stay up-to-date with the latest trends, home decor ideas and home buying tips on our blog!