Easy updates to fall in love with your home

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They say “home is where the heart is” but what happens when your home could use a little TLC? Adding some color, changing the lighting, and making some aesthetic updates throughout your home are a few ways to change the look and feel of your space without too much effort or expense. Here are some easy upgrades to fall in love with your home all over again.

Paint the walls – color can have a big impact on mood and is a great way to update an area of your home with low out-of-pocket cost. Add life to a playroom with a bright accent wall, create a cohesive workspace with a neutral color in a home office, and design a relaxing retreat by picking a calming color for your bedroom.

Makeover your cabinets – paint doesn’t have to stay on the walls! Adding some color to cabinets is another way to transform a room for a low-cost, durable update. Consider adding a seal to cabinets in frequently used rooms like kitchens and bathrooms.

Update your hardware – upgrading your drawer pulls, doorknobs, and doorstops could give a fresh new look to a space. While this update may seem subtle, it can have a big wow factor by adding modern lines and a cohesive look throughout your home.

Upgrade your lighting – the right light can do a lot for a space. Lamps can brighten rooms that may otherwise feel a bit too dark. Dimmer switches can be a great addition to dining rooms and bedrooms because they allow you to control the amount of light based on the time of day. Even something as simple as switching out your lightbulbs to an energy efficient option with a more natural-looking light can make a big difference in how a room feels.

Hang art – whether it’s a classic print, an original piece, or a treasured family photograph, art makes a space feel like a more authentic representation of you. Filling your walls with images that reflect who you are and what you love does a lot to make a house feel more like a home.

Swap out your throw pillows – or at least the covers! Changing couch throw pillows or swapping out your pillow covers is an easy way to update a living or family room. Consider changing your pillows by season, or use it as an opportunity to try out a new decorating style without much effort and cost.

Plant some flowers – don’t overlook the outside of your home! Planting flowers and other greenery is a great way to up your home’s curb appeal. Hanging flower baskets or adding a seasonal planter at the front door provides a pop of color without too much maintenance.

Your house is your haven and should be a place that you love to spend time. If your space feels like it could use an update, consider these simple, low-cost changes to fall in love with your home all over again. If your house needs more substantial renovations or you’re considering a move to a new home, we’d be happy to discuss your financing options with you. Reach out to one of our helpful loan officers today to get started.

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