Tick, tick, tick, tick … can you hear that? It’s the holiday countdown quickly moving towards New Year’s Eve. Are you feeling the pressure of hosting your New Year’s Eve party? Between sticking to your 2019 resolutions like actually using that gym membership or eating less fast food, it’s hard to also fit in polishing up your home for 2019! It may seem as though there is just not enough rum and eggnog in the world to get you through the season, which is why we’ve put together 5 quick and affordable home resolutions to help improve your home and most importantly, get it ready for the New Year!
Make a grand entrance
Want to impress the in-laws? First impressions are key, which means your home better have some curb appeal. A new or newly painted front door can immediately improve your curb appeal and provide a warm welcome. You could also install a few outdoor lights and if you’re feeling adventurous, even repaint your trim to give your front steps a facelift.
Knobs and pulls
Did you know you could greatly change the look of your kitchen without breaking the bank? If your party will most likely end up in the kitchen hovering over the snacks, updating your cabinet hardware is a great idea. Just be sure you match the size of the old knobs and pulls to avoid unnecessary drilling.
Deck the halls
Moulding is the key element in adding elegance to any room. Try adding a crown, baseboard or even a chair rail moulding and see your home go from “Nice” to “Wow, you must’ve paid a fortune for this place!” Simply ask your local home improvement store or lumber yard to pre-cut your pieces to size. All you have to do is measure accurately. (Make sure to do the math before the rum and eggnog!)
Light up the night sky
Adding a new light fixture is an inexpensive way to make the New Year festivities a little brighter. Want to take it a step further (and a step cheaper)? You can DIY your ceiling fans by painting a festive design on the blades. Once you’re over the design it can be re-painted, or the blades can be replaced.
Make a splash
Adding a backsplash is a perfect way to create a subtle – but much needed – pop in a dull kitchen. It doesn’t matter if your kitchen is rustic and cozy, or modern and sleek, there are thousands of easy stick-on backsplash and tile designs to choose from. Don’t be afraid to be bold, and make a big splash to kick off 2019!
There you have it, 5 easy and affordable home hacks for the New Year! Your go-to home renovation survival kit to impress the in-laws, outdo the neighbours, or simply give your space a New Year’s facelift. These simple renovation ideas will make you – and your wallet – much happier.
We wish you a very happy New Year! Check back with us in 2019 for some new and fresh home inspiration ideas!