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Ways to Upgrade Your Home in the New Year

In the new year, everyone goes out of their way to make resolutions to better themselves as people. Instead of making a promise to yourself that you can’t keep, why not take the fresh start as an opportunity to upgrade your home? Considering your home is your sanctuary, it’s not uncommon to find that the needs of the home are neglected and placed on the back burner. Therefore, you should take the new year as an opportunity to put the needs of your home first and upgrade the spaces where you see fit. 

Switch Out Your Windows

Depending on where you’re situated in the world, January can be a particularly cold time. Without adequate insulation from windows, you’ll find that your home suffers from draughts. Whether you’re in USA’s New Hampshire or the UK’s West Midlands, windows are a huge affecting factor of how your home retains heat. 

If you find that your windows are ineffective in stopping draughts, you might benefit from new double or triple glazing. Otherwise, your windows could be wearing away at the frames, meaning that the gaps between sealing are allowing cold air to enter your property. Whatever the issue may be, windows are a game-changer when it comes to upgrading areas of your home. 

Repaint 

After a while, you’ll find that the walls in your home will start to discolor, chip, fade, and ultimately look tired. In order to combat this issue, a simple lick of paint can do wonders. Whether your wall is plaster, tile, or wood, there is a paint suited to the material to achieve the perfect upgrade. You don’t even need to think long and hard about a new color scheme; sometimes the existing color scheme simply needs sprucing up. This is particularly true of shades such as whites and creams as they’re more prone to discoloration. 

Rejuvenate the Flooring

Once you’ve refreshed your walls, you might find that your flooring is also in need of some TLC. Whether you scrub and stain tiles, polish and stain wood, or shampoo and condition carpets, you’re sure to create a completely new space upon tackling flooring issues. On the other hand, you might decide to completely change your flooring, such as switching from carpet to hard floor, or vice versa. Similarly, you’d be surprised about how much of a difference a rug can make. So, if you’re in need of a quick fix, get hunting for a rug to embellish your flooring

Replace Faucets 

You’d be surprised about how much of a difference faucets can make to your kitchen and bathrooms. If your faucets are rusty or discolored with age, it immediately makes your space look dated and unkempt. When chosen correctly, faucets can be a real statement piece of kitchens and bathrooms, depending on color and material. Whether you opt for bronze, silver, gold, or even a more unconventional color, you’ll find that your space completely changes in the presence of new faucets. Upon these being fitted, be sure to keep on top of cleaning and aftercare to avoid rusting and other issues associated with aging faucets. 

Don’t Forget About Outside

Once your inside space is completely revitalized, it can be easy to forget about your outdoor space. This is especially fitting if you live in a colder winter climate as no one wants to spend a significant amount of time outside. If you have lawn, make sure you lay grass seed and water the area regularly if you’re lacking in rainfall. Similarly, you can border your outdoor space with plants and flowers to keep it looking aesthetically pleasing. 

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