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  • Writer's pictureKristin Dewey

Making the most of the New year!

For many, the start of a new year represents a fresh start, an opportunity to wipe the slate clean, make some intentional resolutions, and improve ourselves. But January can also be a great time to improve our homes as well. Whether you’re looking to sell in the near future, or just want to keep your home feeling new, below are some simple, easy DIY projects you can take on this year to make your home feel fresh in 2020.

· Replace Outdated Hardware: Total kitchen renovations can cost thousands and take months to complete. But for just a few dollars, you can replace much of your existing hardware like drawer handles or even cabinet doors and give your kitchen an easy facelift.

· Revive Your Deck: Believe it or not, summer will return! And when it does, you’re going to want to spend all the time outside that you can. If you have a deck that is looking a bit tired, a quick power wash or even a refinish in early spring before the foot traffic gets heavy can make a world of difference. Most local and national hardware stores rent out power washers if you don’t have one, so start planning today!

· Reupholster chairs: Our furniture tends to take a lot. Whether you have kids and pets or just spent the winter hibernating on the couch watching Netflix, there’s a good chance that you have a few pieces that look worn. Reupholstering even one piece with material found at a local store can give your entire room a facelift and leave you feeling like you splurged on something new.

· Swap out light faceplates: Whether you live in an older home or a brand-new build, light switch faceplates are often overlooked. Fortunately, swapping them out is easy and takes just a few moments. Choose a simple, clean version or get adventurous with a few decorative faceplates and notice how the quick change will brighten up your room.

These quick, budget-friendly updates can be just the thing your home is looking for in the new year. If you’re thinking of listing your home for sale this year, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with how these little aesthetic changes can help to lure buyers in. If you ARE thinking of listing your home, feel free to call me at any time so we can come up with a plan that will get your home sold and you on to your next chapter!

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