Freshen Up For Spring

With spring quickly approaching many of us ponder ways to freshen up our homes and give a sense of new, but with the current economic state not many people can afford to remodel. My wife and I have discovered some easy and inexpensive ways to freshen up our home without going deep into our pockets and a few of these things I wanted to share with you.

Paint. To have the biggest and least expensive impact on a room freshen up with paint. Yes painting can either be a chore you love or hate, but it can be fun and something that does not require a lot of time. Have fun and don’t be afraid of color. We have a rule to try it and if you don’t like it, re-paint. It is not like you have to tear down walls because of structure. It is just paint.

Lamps. I used to tease my wife that she had a fetish for lamps because she was always buying them. On the contrary. We buy lamps that can be used in various rooms so that if you switch out lamps from one room to another it seems like you have “new” and all you really did was move lamps around. You would be surprised the difference it will make in a room. You might even want to try moving a lamp around to a different spot within the same room and you will still get the same effect.

Furniture. Like most of us we have good furniture, but sometimes you just get tired of it and want something new. Again, we you are budgeting this is one of those areas you have to ask yourself if this is a “want” or a “need”. One trick we use is to buy furniture that you can move from one room to another. One time my wife wanted a chaise lounge for the bedroom. Would have been fine, but I doubt it would have been a practical piece of furniture for us to use in another room. Instead we bought a club chair and ottoman. A club chair and ottoman can be used in a bedroom, den, sunroom, living room and even a kitchen nook if you have room. This was a practical purchase with many functions.

So, share your creative ideas and tricks on how you freshen up your home without spending tons of money with a remodeling renovation. Have fun and bring on spring!

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