After almost two years of some working & schooling from home we have spent more time in our homes than ever before. It might be time for a refresh. DIY projects have been the on the rise, and we wanted to offer some ideas for refreshing. Thankfully, you don’t have to undergo a full remodel to give your space a facelift. Plus, even simple home makeovers can add value and give new life to your home.
Focus on updates that fit your budget and schedule. Stick to your preferred design style and preferences while avoiding trends that are difficult to change when the look shifts. Many home refreshes are affordable and accessible across budgets and home types.
Tips for Easy Home Makeovers
1. Tackle One Room at a Time
Keep it simple by focusing on one room or area of your home at a time. Start with the room you most want to update. For example, do you need to update your home office to accommodate for online learning? If so, begin with the office and once finished, start on the next space on your list.
2. Clear the Clutter
Get ready for the new year by clearing out unnecessary clutter. Get rid of items you no longer want or need. In fact, before you start an update to any room, begin by clearing out the clutter. You’ll make more room and add organization while giving the space a new and cleaner feel. Plus, you may discover items to repurpose for your home updates.
3. Update with Paint
Paint offers a cheap and easy way to give any room a new look and feel. For a dark room, add a lighter color to brighten the space. For a large room with light walls, paint an accent wall in a bold color to add depth. Paint also works great to update old cabinets in kitchens and bathrooms.
4. Add New Accents
Most accents come in options for any budget. From upscale to budget-friendly choose items that work for your style and budget. Choose new throw pillows, rugs, wall décor and more. For kitchens, update towels, curtains and accessories. For bedrooms buy new linens. Changing the details for any room brings a fresh look to the space.
5. Install New Light Fixtures
This is one of our favorite ways to update any room in your home. Lighting makes a huge impact in any home. Simply upgrading the chandelier in an entryway or over a dining room table gives the space a new vibe. If a full bathroom remodel isn’t an option, start with new vanity lighting to brighten the décor. Even simple changes like adding a new lamp renews a room.
6. Refresh Furniture
Broken or outdated furniture makes a space feel tired. Today, homeowners have countless options to purchase new furniture online. This makes redesigning a room easy and convenient. Stick to your budget and style to achieve the look you want without breaking the bank.
We’re Here for You and Your Home
If you are considering selling your home and want the advice of our Listing Expert to refresh your home's look to maximize your value, call us today. The Rivera Group represents buyers and sellers in the Delaware area and are experts in Kent County. We are a part of our community and want to see homeowners thrive. This includes making your home comfortable while maintaining or enhancing the value.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation or for questions about Delaware real estate.