Whoever said New Year resolutions are only for self-growth did not really think it through.
When you step into a new year, you unknowingly start to make plans for everything else in your life. Be it for your self-improvement or for your career, you inevitably start to set goals or a checklist for yourself to follow through.
So for those of you who have been wanting to renovate your houses for quite some time now, this year might be the perfect time to actually execute that plan. But before getting into the details of how you can renovate your houses, let us delve into why it might be important to do so in the first place.
Why Is It Important To Renovate House for New Year?
We have already established ‘why’ New Year’s might be the perfect time to act on your renovation plans. Now, let us understand ‘why’ it is essential to renovate.
It is a given that most of us are busy throughout the year with random tasks and responsibilities that we have to undertake willingly or unwillingly. With so little time for ourselves, it can be difficult to take out quite a bit of your time for things like renovation.
Not to mention, it is a time-consuming task and might require you to pause other things to make time for it.
However, certain renovation plans cannot be overlooked.
For instance, the exterior of your house might need some mending because problems with the exterior might just be why you are having to renovate things on the inside. The pipelines in your home or the insulation system for example might be in ruins, causing internal issues resulting in you having to spend money over and over again to fix it.
You may also want to renovate to bring in a change of atmosphere inside your house. Having to live in the premises of your house with the same placement of your furniture for years can make it look mundane.
Hence, renovating certain areas might be a good way to make your house look more pleasing to the eye. You never know, you might just end up renovating the whole house if the small area you have worked on turns out well.
Other times, you can just strive for making the house cleaner than it usually is to maintain a healthy environment for you. More so, if you have little ones running around the house.
Ideas for New Year’s Home Renovation
Here is a mix of all the things you can do to make your house look and feel different for New Year’s.
The easiest way to make your house look tidier for the New Year is to start by decluttering. This is also one of the most inexpensive ways of making your house look neater.
Every year, we end up hoarding stuff that we think we might need later, but in reality, we never really end up using them. This includes the unnecessary amounts of clothes that you have stored in your drawer, or the uncountable number of cloth hangers that are taking up more space in your closet than the clothes.
However, chances are that you are hoarding things that you enjoy the most or consider of great value. This usually includes shoes, clothes, long expired makeup products, ties, socks and anything else that you have a liking for.
So whichever items you have been hoarding for quite some time now, the New Year might be the perfect time to get rid of them.
You can start by moving from one room to the other. Keep huge trash bags to move the things and donate them. However, if you do not want to say goodbye to the stuff forever, then you can create an organized system of storing them.
For example, you can get the same coloured baskets or storage boxes to keep the things for later use.
You can also go for aesthetic looking baskets which will complement the rest of the interiors in your house. Lighter colours would make the space look more serene to the eyes.
Before you move on to replace furniture or paint your walls, it might be wise to check for any safety hazards in your house. You can start by your staircase (if you have any). Ensure that the steps are strong and sturdy so that there are no chances of someone falling off the stairs.
The next step would be to install fire alarms as well as carbon monoxide detectors. These two installations are a must in order to avoid any mishaps arising from fire.
You may also want to take a look at the attic and the underground space to look for infestation or any other health hazard that might be a potential risk in the days to come.
You should also ensure that the vents are clean to prevent any risk of fire. Proper ventilation is also important for breathing clean air inside the house and eliminating the risk of molds.
Good for the Environment
The recent aftermaths of global warming have made us all question our way of doing regular things. Although we have got a long way to go in terms of making active changes to reverse everything, we can still make small improvements here and there to make even the slightest contribution to reducing our carbon footprint.
Hence, if you are someone who truly cares about the earth, making certain changes to your home can be a good way to go green. You can start by installing solar panels for electricity or switching regular light bulbs with LED ones.
As for the décor, you can begin with the interior. If you have a knack for interior designing or like DIYs for home décor, then you can easily begin decorating your house with your favourite things. For starters, plants are always good additions to all the parts of your house. Not to mention, it also brings in fresh air!
Adding plants to your home space works even better if you are on a budget to decorate the house.
The best way to give your house a whole new look is to switch up the furniture. If your furniture is out of trend, then it might be the perfect time to invest in new ones.
What’s more, you can opt for the ones which make your home look stylish and trendy. Adding multiple throw pillows here and there can also give off a cosy vibe to your house.
If you have the time and money, you can call in interior designers to take over in order to give it a whole new look.
More often than not, these professionals don’t even need to change the entire setting to make the room look more alive. Since they have been in the business for long enough, they sure do know which aspects to make changes to in order to make a room or a house give a whole new feel to it.
There is nothing that a fresh coat of paint can’t fix. A fresh coat of paint on an old wall can make it look 10x better instantly. Choose the colour that makes you the calmest or put up a wallpaper. No matter which one you go for, make sure that it coordinates well with the rest of the elements present in the room.
Instead of choosing a single colour or wallpaper for all the rooms, you can choose different ones. This will enable you to create a different vibe in all of the rooms. You can also go for a single wallpaper for one of the walls in any of the rooms.
However, while painting, do not forget about the exteriors of the house. This will make your house look brand new from all sides.
You can make all of these renovations on your own inside the house. But this can only be a DIY if you have enough time to spare from your busy schedule. Thus, you can also hire professional interior decorators to take charge and get done with the renovation swiftly yet efficiently.
Once you give your house a makeover, no matter how small or little, you will actually enjoy spending more time in the house. You never know, you might even go overboard and make drastic changes to the house for new year’s.