You don't need thousands of dollars to fully refurbish your home to make it feel like new again. Instead, you can DIY a lot of features in your house to help spruce it up for the upcoming season. Whether you plan to sell your home, have guests over, or are just tired of how drab it's been feeling lately, here are a few tips and tricks you can use to refresh your space:
CLEAN + DECLUTTER Throw out all of the junk taking up space! You'd be surprised by how much more you'll fall back in love with your home when you take out the collection of accumulated stuff that has piled up over the years and finally get to see your home's features for what they are. Store what you don't need/use in either the attic, basement, or in a storage unit. After you've decluttered, be sure to finish it off by cleaning your home. Clean windows, walls, and the floors for the best results.
BRING IN NATURAL LIGHT Do you have heavy curtains covering your windows? Bring them down! Not only will this make your space feel bigger by removing stuff off the walls, it'll also feel alive again with all of the natural light that pours in.
ADD FRESH PAINT Nothing refreshes a home like a new coat of paint. If you have dark dull colors, opt for lighter tones. Covering up stains on the walls, or drab old paint, can help your house feel brand new all over again.
ADD TILE Consider adding a tile backsplash in your kitchen or bathroom. You don't have to spend a lot of money to get beautiful results. Be sure you get tiles that compliment the colors in the space, so it doesn't clash and look unappealing.
ADD COLOR Although neutral colors are always recommended as the base of any home decor, don't be afraid to compliment your neutrals with a pop of color. You can add it throughout the home by using flowers, pillows, decor, or even light curtains that are staged on the sides of your windows.
CHANGE OUT FIXTURES + HARDWARE You'd be surprised by how much more a kitchen can look different just by replacing the hardware on the cabinets. A bathroom or living room can come alive again by installing a brand new light fixture. If you moved into a place that still has the same stock hardware or fixtures, replace them and add a little creativity with the new pieces you have installed.
REARRANGE FURNITURE Head to Pinterest and get inspired for new living room, bedroom, or dining room arrangements. Most homeowners decorate "incorrectly" when it comes to standard staging rules. View a variety of furniture set-ups on social media and let it motivate you to rearrange your space. You don't have to buy a bunch of new furniture to make a drastic change.
Author:Tracey Reid Phone: 912-257-8753 Dated: January 7th 2019 Views: 347 About Tracey: A licensed real estate professional since 2003, Tracey Reid is known for integrity, diplomacy, and s...
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A licensed real estate professional since 2003, Tracey Reid is known for integrity, diplomacy, and sincerity. She has first and foremost strived to be someone her clientele and colleagues can put their trust and faith in. She believes every transaction is always about her clients. Her compassion and friendliness eases a process that can often be quite stressful.
The key to Tracey's success has been the result of her dedicated work ethic. She knows how to listen and is generous in offering information. Her main intention is to understand her client's needs and build a relationship that will last over the course of time. Tracey is proud of her ability and success in finding her clients the perfect home and is even prouder to consider them her friends for years to come.
When orche strating deals for her buyers and sellers, Tracey is assertive and effective. She has lived and worked in Richmond Hill for over eleven years, but also has sold homes in Savannah, Pooler, Guyton, Port Wentworth, and the surrounding Savannah area. Her unique background in residential home construction makes her a strong negotiator and an advocate for her clients. She is a proven buyer and seller's agent that also has experience with short sales and foreclosures. Tracey is proud to have assisted many military families relocate to and from our area. She offers clients a seasoned knowledge of the Low Country and an intimate understanding of what makes each distinct residential niche so special and unique. Her comfort level spans serving everyone from high-profile corporate clients to first time home buyers looking for their perfect home.
Having moved many times in her life, Tracey also brings a close understanding of the challenges of finding and selling a home. When she is not helping her clients find the perfect home, she enjoys spending time with her husband of thirty-three years, her five children, and her three beautiful grandchildren. Tracey also enjoys cooking and walking her two dogs McTavish and Finley.
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"We are so happy we chose Tracey Reid as our realtor! I highly recommend her! My husband and I were first time home buyers and she took the worry and stress out of everything! She listened to what we were looking for and helped us find it! Her negotiation skills were fantastic, and her knowledge and expertise is evident in all she did for us! You can tell she truly cares for her clients and wants them to get exactly what they are looking for! I highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling their home! "