Five Simple and Affordable Home Updates You Can Make in 2023

Five Simple and Affordable Home Updates You Can Make in 2023

Are you looking to make some changes to your home in the new year? You don't have to take on a big project or spend a lot of money to do it! A few simple updates can completely transform your living space. These five simple and affordable updates can help you breathe life into your home without breaking the bank:

  1. Replace outdated fixtures – Try GuardaVent
  2. Rearrange the furniture
  3. Add new accents & accessories
  4. Introduce plants (even if they are fake)
  5. Reorganizing & purging high traffic areas

Replacing outdated fixtures

Updating outdated or damaged fixtures is a very simple and low-cost way to update your home. New fixtures can really elevate any space and give you a chance to add your own flair and even some extra safety to your home. From cupboard knobs and light switch covers to floor vent covers, you can find several different styles and colours of fixtures to update your space. We highly recommend GuardaVent, a childproof vent cover for the home, if you have small children or pets. GuardaVent attaches to the floor without damage, and can't be removed from the floor, giving you added safety and keeping large objects out of the vents. Plus, it comes in several colors to match your homes unique style.

If you’re planning on selling your home, you’ll want to replace any fixtures so that your home will look modern and feel comfortable for potential buyers. If you’re updating your kitchen, you may want to replace your faucet and sink. If you’re updating your bathroom, you may want to replace your shower heads and faucets.

 

Rearranging the furniture

Instead of spending big money to replace anything in your home, you may want to simply rearrange the furniture. This is one of my favorite things to do when I need a change in the house!  I always surprise myself with how I can pull something out of one room that fits perfectly in a different space.  Rearranging the furniture in your living room or den can change the entire look and feel of your home. It’s a quick and easy way to breathe new life into your home with very little effort. Start by removing all the furniture from your living room. Don’t worry—you can put it back when you’re done. Take an honest assessment of the room and the furniture you have. If you have a large couch, you may want to move it over to the other side of the room. If you have two couches, you may want to get rid of one. You can also add new furniture pieces from other rooms if you like.

 

Adding new accents and accessories

No matter what room you’re updating, adding new accents and accessories can completely transform your space. If you’re updating your kitchen, you may want to add new plates and mugs. If you’re updating your bathroom, you may want to add new towels and bath mats. If you're updating the living room, get some new throw pillows and a rug.  If you’re updating your kitchen, you may want to replace your dishes and mugs. No matter what room you’re updating, adding new accessories is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to transform your home.  This is a great time to get on Pinterest and start looking at what styles really speak to you so that you can turn your space into one your really love.

 

Introducing plants (even if they are fake)

When you’re updating your home, you may be wondering how you can bring nature inside. If you have a green thumb you may want to add some large and small plants around to liven up the space.  For me personally, adding plants to my home sounds like too much maintenance. If you’re short on time or gardening experience like me, you can introduce a few fake plants to your home instead. You can find fake plants at most home decor stores or check out your local FB Marketplace for a good deal. They come in all different shapes and sizes, and they’re perfect for anyone who can’t (or doesn’t want to) care for real plants.

Reorganizing & purging high traffic areas

Before you make any major design or renovation changes, you may want to purge and reorganize your home. This way you can get rid of things you don’t need anymore, and take an assessment of how the space is organized.  I recently did this in my kitchen and I was blown away when I realized that for 10 years, I had my spices in a spot that was the in the farthest cupboard from the cooking area!  Same with my pots and pans – they were in a drawer that was actually getting wrecked from the weight of everything. Once I pulled everything out and really thought about how I use the kitchen, when I put it all back together it felt like a completely new space.  It’s a good idea to purge your home every few years anyway. That way, you’re only keeping items that you need and love. It can help your home feel lighter and more spacious. After you’ve purged and decluttered your home, you can reorganize your high traffic areas. You can turn your living room, den or dining room into a space that works for you. You can turn a small space into a large one with the right furniture arrangements. You can also create a space that is personalized and works for your family.

There are plenty of simple and affordable home updates you can make in 2023 that will make your home feel brand new. From adding new accents and accessories to rearranging your furniture, these five simple updates can help you breathe new life into your home. When you’re updating your home, a simple and cost-effective way to make a change is to replace any old or outdated fixtures. You can also add new plants (even if they are fake) and introduce new accessories to transform your space. After you’ve purged your home and rearranged your high traffic areas, your home will feel fresh and new, and so will you!

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