Spring arrived in all its glory and with the flowers beginning their bloom, it’s a time for new beginnings. A Vancouver home renovation might just be exactly what you need to reboot, refresh and restart. With spring comes longer days, better weather, outdoor walks and colourful, fragrant flowers. With the seemingly unending stress that the past year has brought us, a mini-renovation might just be what you need to feel re-energized.
Springtime, besides ushering in spring cleaning, can also encourage a cleaner, brighter outlook on your living spaces. Hopefully, the past year has shown you exactly what your space lacks, what it needs more of and how you can improve it. Out with the old and in with the new! Do your best to evaluate what own and part with it.
Here are some Vancouver home renovation tips to start this Spring season just right.
Focus On Your Lighting
Good lighting makes a world of a difference in how your space looks and feels, especially after a long day. Most people are working remotely from home right now, so it’s important to consider just how critical good lighting is in a space you’re spending all of your time in. Switch out-static light switches for dimmable ones. It’s hugely rewarding and will truly make your space feel incredible. It will give you candle-lit lighting, without the candles.
A fresh coat of paint can do wonders to a space. whether you’ve had the same white walls for years or all of your surfaces are looking yellow (not intentionally yellow) and stained (especially in the kitchen and bathroom), a simple paint job can be hugely transformative. Consider trying out a different colour – it’s refreshing and can make your space feel like a brand new home. It gives off a crisp, bright and clean feeling.
Focus on a Key Area
If there is one particular renovation you have been putting off for months or even years, now is the time to just start. If you want to renovate your entire home but simply don’t have the funds to do so, focus on a key area and do it right. Spend the time, energy and money on making sure that particular room gets the TLC it so desperately needs. Think about which room in your home needs the most help and start from there.
Replace One Piece of Furniture
Maybe your couch is completely torn from cat scratches or you have a dining room set that needs replacing. As the years go by, it’s only natural that our most used and loved furniture will have seen better days. But the time comes where you’ll just need to replace it. If you can’t afford to replace most of your furniture, replace the one you use most, which is the most damaged. If you’re the type of person that looks to replace all at once rather than one at a time, consider just going for it and not putting it off any longer.
Go For Hardwood
If your home is carpeted, now’s the time to replace it with hardwood or laminate. Any hard surface is better than carpet, in most cases. Why? Carpets collect years worth of dust, dander, food particles and pet hair that just can’t get out no matter how much time you spend cleaning or having them professionally washed. This is most certainly not healthy for toddlers and pets, especially allergy sufferers. Take the plunge and replace your carpets with hardwood floors.
Once you get started, it’s not as big of a hassle as you might think, especially with professionals by your side. If you’re looking for a team you can trust with your next Vancouver home renovation, please get in touch with us for a consultation. We can’t wait to begin your transformation journey!