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    Home Makeover Ideas

    A new year symbolizes a fresh start. After a month of decorating, eating hearty meals, and constant socializing, many look to simplify their lives. Often, a large number of resolutions are abandoned a few weeks after the New Year. However, good planning helps the longevity of these resolutions.

    When deciding to makeover your home, first pick a central location, like the kitchen or patio, and then draw up a specific plan. Ultimately, you’ll want set a firm budget and begin to transform the space. There are many ways to drastically change a room, which will in turn change your life.


    • Swap out the faucet: New faucets have more functionality so the upgrade is more than aesthetic. Shut off the water valves and follow the directions carefully.
    • Install a peel-and-stick backsplash kit: An all-in-one tile kit is easy to install and provides everything you need including tools. The tile is peel-and-stick and the grout is premixed, which saves you money, mess and time.
    • Change out the cabinet hardware: Replacing hardware is an upgrade that will instantly change up the look of your kitchen. Find knobs or pulls that fit the existing holes. If you want a more dramatic effect, consider painting or refinishing the cabinet doors and drawers.
    • Install new light fixtures: Update your old kitchen lighting with modern fixtures or consider adding light sources that don’t require electrical work.
    • Add a ceiling rack. Pots and pans take up a lot of cabinet space. Install a ceiling rack and hang your shiniest pots and pans to add a rustic twist to your kitchen.


    • Furnishings: Purchase prebuilt furniture, it will be more costly than furniture you have to build yourself, but it’ll save you time and energy. You’ll putting your feet up and relaxing much sooner. Let 2016, be a year of luxury. There’s nothing wrong with a little indulgence.
    • Add a little warmth: A fire pit can turn a daytime patio into an inviting nighttime gathering space. If your neighborhood does not allow open wood fire, consider a natural gas fire pit or overhead outdoor heat lamps.
    • Redo your deck: Install cellular PVC planks instead of a typical wood surface. The tongue and groove boards are installed similarly to hardwood flooring and the product is both durable and resistant to rot.
    • Install new lighting: Lighting transforms an outdoor space. The addition of LED lights creates security, safety and reduces your energy bill.
    • Lay a unique hardscape space: Instead of pouring concrete, consider concrete pavers which are reasonably priced and easier to repair. If you prefer a timeless look, opt for clay pavers which are durable and retain color over time.

    General Tips

    • Enhance your entryway: Purchase a new front door or repaint your old one. Repaint or replace the exterior trim, buy a new doormat, add a new outdoor light fixture, or replace the house numbers. Freshening up your entryway can freshen up your attitude!
    • Jazz up a small space: If your home has a room with no windows, paint the walls a bright, bold color, or apply patterned wallpaper. Install a large mirror to create an illusion of more space and replace old furniture. Out with the old and in with the new!
    • Add architectural interest: Change the look of any room by adding crown molding, modern baseboards, or picture molding. Ask your local home improvement store to cut all the pieces to size.
    • Build a dramatic headboard: Headboards can be made out of anything including salvaged materials such as window shutters, fencing, or old doors. Make your bed look like its fit for royalty, embrace your inner king or queen!
    • Replace fabric pieces. Purchase new throw pillows, rugs, and window treatments. Bold fabrics or designs can dramatically change the look of a room. Change is always exciting!

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