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Revive and Refresh Your Home for Spring

Spring is a great time for reviving and refreshing your home. As the days get longer and the temperature rises, you may feel a renewed sense of energy and a desire to tackle the tasks you’ve been putting off all winter. So here are a few ideas to freshen up your interior and promote health and wellness:

Get Rid of Clutter

Is it time for spring cleaning? Turn it into an opportunity to purge and get rid of all your unwanted, outdated, broken, or duplicate stuff. By removing clutter from your home, you’ll feel a lot less stressed and anxious. Plus, all your surfaces will be easier to tidy up, so keeping your house clean and in order won’t feel like such a daunting chore anymore. If you’re having trouble deciding what to keep and what to trash, you may want to call a professional organizing service: not only can they help you with the purging process, but they can also come up with a new organizational system for your home that will optimize your space and make everything more functional and practical. Once your new system is in place, avoid clutter from forming again by putting things back where they belong once you’re done with them, and by simply not bringing items you don’t have a use or space for into your home in the first place.

Update Your Walls and Floors

Add a touch of spring to your interior by painting your walls a cheerful color like yellow, or opt for a calming lilac or an energizing green. Color can have a big impact on our mood, so think about how you want to feel when you go shopping for paint: some find that blue hues help them be more productive, whereas others like white for its positivity and purity. Think about your floors, too: if the carpet in the high traffic areas of your house has seen better days, consider removing and replacing it, especially if you have children and pets traipsing around. Carpets can trap moisture and harbor mold, as well as bacteria and viruses brought on from outside. And even with regular vacuuming and shampooing, chemicals and indoor pollutants have a tendency to stick to carpets. There are a number of easy-to-clean, environmentally-friendly options you can replace your old carpet with: Hardwood, bamboo, and cork floorings are popular choices for the main areas of a house, and ceramic or porcelain tiles are perfect for kitchens and bathrooms.

Add an Outdoor Seating Area

Adding a terrace or patio to your home can not only give you more opportunities to enjoy the many health benefits brought on by sunshine, but it can also add value to your property. Work with a designer that will help you come up with the best layout for maximum curb appeal and ROI. The size of your patio should be proportionate to your house and backyard, and also provide privacy from your neighbors and from people walking or driving by. If you don’t want to dip into your savings to pay for larger projects such as building a wooden deck, adding a pergola, or paving part of your garden to turn it into an outdoor lounge, consider refinancing your home to cover the construction costs. Compare refinance rates to find the one that makes the most sense for your situation, and when you’re ready to tackle your renovations, look for a contractor that is licensed, bonded, and insured to execute your outdoor projects.

Refreshing your home isn’t just adding value to your property, it’s also a great way to boost your mood and make you feel more energized. So take advantage of springtime to tackle some DIY projects, and reach out to professionals for major improvements. Then, enjoy your space all year long!

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