5 Easy Ways to Update Your Home In Santa Cruz Without Major Renovations This Winter

Posted by Lauren Spencer on Thursday, December 17th, 2015 at 11:41am.


Regardless if you’re getting ready to sell or are just wanting to change things up around the house, a little can go a long way when it comes to home improvement. There’s a new year coming, so instead of the old ‘new year, new you’ line of thinking, why not ‘new year, new house’? Now is a great time to make an awesome New Year’s resolution to change up your space.

Take Advantage Of Boxing Day Sales

Every savvy shopper knows which two days of the year are the best time to head out to the stores: Black Friday and Boxing Day. And it’s not just clothing retailers and electronics stores that are getting in on the action anymore; home renovations stores, from large chains to locally-owned businesses, are also joining in on the shopping bonanza.

That being said, with Boxing Day nearly one week away, there’s still time to think about the things that you’d like to change in your home and plan your Boxing Day trip accordingly. If you’ve ever wanted to upgrade your home but tremble at the thought of the cost, this is the perfect opportunity to make your visions more of a reality, without breaking the bank.

Brighten Your Space With Interior Lighting

Even the smallest spaces can see a dramatic changes when a little more light is added. Do double-duty with your light choices by opting for stylish additions like hanging chandeliers and modern tract lights. These will efficiently illuminate your space while adding a trendy touch.

For more information about modern lighting trends, check out our recent blog post about: Modernizing Your Light Fixtures – Ceiling Trends That Can Improve Your Home’s Value

Add Creative Windows Treatments

Windows are a wonderful way to bring in plenty of natural light during the day, which can help to boost your mood and save you energy too! Let the light in while still having the option of going incognito at night with subtle or bold window treatments. Blinds and shades are a practical option, but there are so many fun and creative ways to dress up your windows with the addition of decorative drapes.

Replace Cabinet Handles & Knobs

This is one of the easiest and most affordable things to change in your kitchen and what a dramatic difference it can make! Replacing all of your cupboard could be a costly option, but adding a solid-color coat of paint with a bold and modern knob could be just the thing you need to reinvent your kitchen space. Keep in mind that if you’re thinking about doing a major renovation but can only afford to do one room, the kitchen should be your main priority, as it’s known to have the best return on investment.

Update Bathroom Fixtures

Bathrooms are one of the fastest places in your home to collect dirt and grime, and they’re also one of the first places to show signs of a home’s age. What’s great about improving your bathroom is that something as simple as replacing the vanity can have a tremendous impact. To learn more about easy bathroom remodeling, check out our most recent bathroom blog posts for more information about popular trends and easy installs.

Adore Your Home Again

The easiest way to make your mortgage payment less of a burden is to change the way you see your home, and these easy tips and tricks might be just the thing that you’ve been looking for to liven up your spaces. Let 2016 be the year that you fall in love with your space again so that you can fall back in love with your mortgage.

If you’re thinking that this year is the year to sell your home, get in touch with our team and we’ll be happy to help you make the judgement call when it comes to your home renovations, and help you get your home into tip-top selling condition.

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Lauren Spencer is your local real estate expert, specializing in Santa Cruz real estate and surrounding communities—this is where she lives, works, and plays too. Let her know your questions about the community and county and she'll be happy to fill you in on all you want to know! Lauren Spencer has consistently been voted best local REALTOR in Santa Cruz and is always happy to offer her advice and expertise. Call her at: 800.226.4717.

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