Does your home need some work, or have you become bored with the current interior of your house or apartment? Make it your New Year’s resolution to add some home improvement projects to your “to do” list. There are a variety of great projects that you can do this year that will make a big impact on the appearance of your home.
Improve Your Kitchen Storage Space
Whether you have a tiny galley kitchen or a luxurious space, having enough storage is always important. This year, take advantage of some of the unclaimed corner or wall space in your kitchen to add in open shelves. These shelves can help you to store cookware, spices, and dinnerware in a convenient location that is easy to reach. You can add decorative brackets to give your shelves some personality, and consider installing a wine rack, especially if you entertain frequently.
Restore Your Floors
Over the years, your hardwood floors may have lost their luster. High traffic areas may look dull, and if you have children or pets, stains, scratches, and water damage may have occurred. In the New Year, restore the shine of your floors by refinishing them. If you only need a quick cosmetic fix, simply polish them with a product that is designed for wood floors, and consider polishing them at least once a year in the future.
Give Your Furniture a Facelift
You don’t have to go out and buy new furniture in order to give your living room an updated look. Instead, invest in a custom furniture service to upholster or repair the furniture items that are already in the room. You can also consider repurposing your existing furniture. Use an expert furniture repair service to do a sofa bed repair on that pullout couch that hasn’t worked right in years.
Organize Your Entryway
Your entryway is one of the first rooms of your home that your guests will see, so it is it important to keep it well-organized. Add a storage system and consider furniture that will perform double duty as a shoe caddy and a bench. Other solutions like cubbies, wall hooks, and lockers can also help you to stay organized while keeping the items that you need easily accessible. The entryway of your home is likely a high traffic area, so consider carpet and fabric cleaning in the area, as well.
Replace the Showerheads in Your Bathrooms
A new showerhead is a small upgrade that can make a huge difference in your home. Give yourself the perfect shower experience by upgrading to a sliding bar or handheld showerhead. These shower accessories can be easily adjusted to accommodate people of all sizes, so both small children and tall adults can enjoy a comfortable shower.
Reorganize Your Game and Activity Closet
Games, toys, and other activities can quickly overwhelm your home, so create a zone in your living space that is dedicated to keeping these items organized. A media cabinet can be a great place to store game-night accessories, and its dividing shelves are great for baskets and organizers to hold DVDs, CDs, books, and other items that your family uses frequently.