Well, spring is almost here and it’s that time to freshen up the house. We can start with the inside since Mother Nature does have the last word for a while yet.
This is the perfect time to look at what needs to be cleaned and what needs more serious attention. The best way to approach this task is to take it one room at a time. Have a look at the walls and see if they need a fresh coat of paint and/or a change of color. Is the flooring in good shape or does the carpet need a good steam cleaning??? Shampooing the carpets leaves a residue that works its way back up to the surface and that’s what makes it look dirty more quickly. A good steam cleaning works wonders. If the carpet is worn, it could be time for a new one or possibly something different such as hardwood, tile, cork or leather. There are so many beautiful flooring choices now. Are the seals on your windows damaged or are the window frames needing some t l c??? The same goes for the tile in your bathrooms. Make sure the grout is not cracked or breaking away from your vanity. If this is the case, adding a bead of silicone on the vanity will clean that up nicely and getting the grout replaced in the tub/shower area will prevent more serious damage and expense down the road.
If your home is just not exciting you anymore, then it might be time to call in a designer for a quick consultation to provide you with some ideas and a plan to work towards. You don’t need to call in the “big guns” and gut the house but you might just need a different set of eyes to see what the potential is. Then you have better tools to turn it into something you’re proud of again.
Spring is all about new beginnings so let your house bloom into something beautiful to come home to.