Refreshing Resolutions for 2014

Home Decor

If you’re making new year resolutions why not include some fresh ideas for your home. The right updates can help property values, speed along a sale — or just allow you to enjoy your home to the fullest. Here are a few refreshing ideas.

Update your bedroom with new bed linens and coordinating accessories or add year-round zing to living areas by switching pillows and other accessories as the seasons shift . Think color and introduce some fresh shades with a statement wall, standout piece of furniture or eye-catching art. One splash is all it takes to give a room a brand new feel. Another easy fix? Replace dated light fixtures with options that reflect your sense of style. Think wall sconces, chandeliers or reading lamps.

For a facelift with minimal expense, swap out cabinet hardware in kitchen and bathrooms. Have a little more time? A weekend DIY project can make the bathroom feel new again. Consider installing a new sink, vanity or medicine cabinet.

For a big wow factor and great first impression, replace your existing door with a stylish new entry door. This simple project topped the Remodeling 2012 — 13 Cost vs. Value Report, with a potential return on investment of 85.6 percent.¹ Finally, finish it off — the basement, that is. This is another top Cost vs. Value project,¹ and also increases space for entertaining or simply lounging with the family.

We hope these ideas inspire you to make some refreshing home resolutions so that you can enjoy your home even more in the year ahead!


1 © 2012 Hanley Wood, LLC. Complete data from the Remodeling 2012–13 Cost vs. Value Report can be downloaded free at


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