Improving your home can be beneficial to you and your family’s health and well-being. For instance, organization can help you focus better, and have peace of mind. Besides this, starting a new creative project can be a great way to enjoy home life. Here are a few home improvement projects you can start in the New Year.
Donate Unwanted Items
Getting rid of the things you don’t need or want anymore can free up extra space in the house. For example, consider giving your stuff to Goodwill, ThredUp, a church, a homeless shelter or a nonprofit organization. You can also sell your items at a yard sale, or join a Facebook group to find buyers.
Brighten it Up with Plants
Instead of paying for expensive landscaping, try brightening up your house with plants. Another benefit of plants is they let off oxygen into the home or outdoors. For one, planting a native garden is good for the environment and attracts birds, bees, butterflies and other creatures. Other ideas are window boxes, potted plants, colorful flowers, trees, shrubs, or an herb or vegetable garden. Bring nature indoors or outside by placing plants around the house.
Decorate with Artwork
You can find original prints and unique artwork by searching on Etsy, or create your own. Affordable art classes exist online or in your area. Further, learn to draw, paint or do clay sculpture by using online video tutorials or an instruction book. Creating your own artwork can be an exceptional hobby for you and your kids to get involved in.
Revamp the Porch
You can begin by decorating your porch for the season. For example, consider painting the door a bright color, hanging a festive wreath, adding stylish seating or placing flower pots in the area. Since it’s important to make the right first impression, remember the porch is one of the first things people see whether they’re passing by.
Add Stylish Wallpaper
Finding stylish wallpaper is easy if you do a bit of research. You can update your laundry room or other area of the house by using wallpaper with modern designs and illustrations. If you love the environment, you can also find eco-friendly wallpaper and paint. Make this New Year special for everyone by wallpapering a kid’s bedroom, or redo the kitchen.
Utilize Storage Solutions
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get organized, you can utilize creative storage solutions. You can place baskets underneath tables, add vertical shelving to a bathroom or kitchen, or slide a plastic storage box under the bed. Storage can make you less prone to trip over objects on the floor. You can also find the items you need quickly and with ease.
Save the Environment
Although you can’t save the environment on your own, your small actions add up. You may also save money in the process. You can be more environmentally friendly by using energy efficient light bulbs, purchase bins for recycling and composting, use a programmable thermostat or install a water filter. Rather than overwhelm yourself with how much you need to change to meet your eco-friendly goals, take small steps towards improvement.
Clean Up the Walls
Scuff marks and punctured areas in walls can accumulate over time from wear and tear. For scuff marks, you can add fresh paint for a nice touch. You can find step by step instructions online for how to repair a punctured wall. Furthermore, clean up dust and spider webs, and try replacing these with wall hangings or art prints.
One of the best things you can do to start the New Year off right is to fix up your home. A better living environment can make you and your family happier and healthier. In addition to this, remember to enjoy immersing yourself in your home improvement projects by having a positive mindset and asking your family if they’d like to help.