Winter just doesn’t want to go away this year. With storms hitting many areas of the country all of the way into late March, most of us had plenty of time to spend in our homes. After a while, it’s only natural to want some sort of a change, which is why many homeowners use spring as the time to issue in some new energy and get rid of the remnants of winter. If you don’t know where to start, here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
Add value to your home with a renovation: Home prices are appearing to rise, which means taking care of your home could pay dividends if you do decide to sell. One of the best ways to add value to your home is through a bathroom renovation. There are countless ideas to consider, and you don’t have to spend too much money either. A simple sink replacement or tile work on the bath can do a number to make your bathroom appeal to someone looking to buy your home.
Decorate that wall you kept staring at all winter: Have you memorized the design of that antiquated wall paper you’ve been meaning to change? It might be a good idea to cover it up, but with what? There are a number of routes you can go here. For example, some might start looking at large mirrors for sale to spice up that bare wall or to add style; there are endless frame designs out there which could be the final touch needed for a room. Others might go for a wall fireplace. There’s no question that a fireplace can be extremely relaxing and bring certain energy into a room. However, owning an actual fireplace can be costly and tough to clean up. Wall fireplaces eliminate these constraints without taking away the benefits.
Bring spring to your home: This is probably the easiest way to bring a change to your home. By changing the curtains, throw pillows and bedding to more yellows, light blues and lavenders, your home will be ready for spring. You could also try adding more house plants or putting in a new rug. In addition, don’t forget to open up your windows to remove the stuffiness of your home – this, of course, should be avoided if you have allergies. By embracing the colors and looks of spring, you can reinvigorate your home and have a new look you’re comfortable with.
Samantha Wideman is part of a team of writers and specializes in writing about current news events.