5 Easy Ways to Update Your Home In Santa Cruz Without Major Renovations This Winter [Updated for 2020]

Posted by Lauren Spencer on Thursday, December 26th, 2019 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 ‘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.

Luckily for us, Boxing Day sales have become Boxing Week sales, allowing even more time to take advantage of some of the year's best deals.

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 a reality. Without breaking the bank, that is.

Brighten Your Space With Interior Lighting

Even the smallest spaces can see 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 track lights. These will efficiently illuminate your space while adding a trendy touch.

Using lights as a type of art piece draws the eye upwards, giving a new perspective to your space.

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

window treatmentsWindows are the show-stopping elements to nearly all homes, especially here in Santa Cruz where the weather is always warm and sunny.

Since eyes are easily drawn to the windows in a living space, you can make the room feel completely redesigned by simply adding new window treatments.

Blinds and shades are a practical way to switch things up, but there are so many fun and creative ways to dress your windows with the addition of decorative drapes.

Give Your Cupboards and Cabinets a Facelift

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 can be costly, so can make them look as good as new by adding a solid coat of paint over them. If you want to brighten the kitchen, paint the cupboards white. You could also go bold with dark green or black.

To finish off the space, switch out all the knobs on your cupboards.

This small change can make a world of difference, especially when you choose a different colour from what you had before.

Keep in mind that if you’re thinking of doing a major renovation in your home, make sure the kitchen is your top priority. Kitchen renovations are known to give you the best return on your investment.

Update Bathroom Fixtures

trendy bathroom Santa CruzBathrooms 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.

You can also update minor details in the bathroom, like the backsplash or towel holder, to make the room feel new again.

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

If the design and decor of your home has you bored, try these easy tips and tricks to make the space feel new again. You don’t have to break the bank to fall in love with your home again!

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! We’ll help you make the judgement call on whether or not your home needs renovations, and we can get your home into tip-top selling condition.

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