Get Your Home Ready for 2020
How to Refresh Your Home in 2020 ~ Southern Residential Leasing
The new year brings about the chance to refresh your home for 2020! Whether you are a homeowner wanting to make some repairs or a renter looking to organize your space, there has never been a better time. Refreshing your home will not only make it feel brand new, but will also help you fall in love with your home all over again. And, if you’re someone who is renting a home in Pensacola, Santa Rosa Beach, or even Daphne, Alabama, you can make some of these changes easily. Just be sure to contact your property manager before making any updates like painting or upgrading light fixtures. Below, check out our favorite methods for how to refresh your home in 2020 that are easier than you think!
Installing shelves might be difficult if you’re a tenant, but adding some extra storage throughout your home is a great way to get things off the floor and countertops and tucked away into your closet or a cabinet. Hang over-the-door spice racks and closet organizers, or add some durable baskets underneath the bathroom sink.
Add Potted Plants
Plants are an inexpensive way to breathe some life back into your home. Be sure to do your research on the best indoor plants depending on how much maintenance you want to give. Also, check for pet-friendly plants, since some can be toxic!
Donate Unwanted Items
It doesn’t have to be time for spring cleaning for you to get rid of any unwanted items! Gather up any gently used toys, home goods, or clothes and arrange for dropoff at a local shelter or consignment store that accepts these items.
Do you have prints or artwork that need to be hung? Get some Command hooks or strips (so as to minimize damage) and get to hanging! If you’ve been searching for some new artwork, prints can be purchased at an inexpensive price from sites like Etsy or your local craft store.
Sometimes damage happens and repairs need to be made. If the walls call for a fresh coat of paint or some spackle over a hole, now is the time to do it. The walls may not even need an entire coat – they may just call for repainting where pictures were once hung if nails were used. A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for a room, too!
Most appliances like refrigerators, dishwashers, and washing machines aren’t meant to last longer than 10 years, so now may be a good time to upgrade your appliances. Making these improvements can also increase your home’s property value, making the extra spend worth it.
Repair the Hardscape
Do you have a crack in the driveway? Does the sidewalk need to be pressure washed? Pressure washing is something you can do yourself, but leave any major repairs to the pros. Refreshing the exterior of your home will make it more appealing to potential renters, too!
Upgrade Light Fixtures
An easy way to refresh your home in 2020 ? Upgrading the light fixtures! Swap out the old light fixtures for some new ones to breathe some new life into your home. Home Depot and Lowe’s offer a great range of stylish, affordable lighting. Tackle the main rooms first, like your entryway, dining area, and bedrooms. Then, address the kitchen and bathrooms as needed.