Easy Ways to Refresh Your Home

Easy Ways to Refresh Your Home

Everyone could use a change of scenery from time to time. Be refreshing your own home; you can get a new perspective, kick start a new positive habit, or help slow down and appreciate the little things. 

No matter what your goals are, be they to make the most of today’s opportunities in the Cincinnati real estate world or you do want to feel better about your home, these suggestions can help you do just that. 

A New Coat of Paint

Wall color can drastically affect how a room, or a home, on the whole, is perceived. For example, wall colors can help change the perceived temperature of a room. If you have a place that always seems a bit too cool for your liking, simply changing the wall color to a warmer shade, even just a tone that’s tinted to be a bit on the red-orange spectrum can make it seem a bit warmer. 

On the flipside, warm colors also tend to make people a bit hungry. Cool colors tend to have the opposite effect. Warm colors can also lead to snap decisions and stronger emotions, while cool colors make it easier to calm down and think decisions through. 

Replace Your Kitchen Sink

During the day, how often do you find yourself at the kitchen sink? For many, this number maybe 12 or more, especially if you tend to cook at home. For something that gets this much use, many have a kitchen sink they are unhappy with, or that doesn’t suit their priorities.

If you want to change the look and feel of your kitchen without spending a lot, replaced the sink, or just the hardware, can lead to a significant upgrade in both form and function. If you’re looking to sell your home, this is still a good idea. The kitchen is the most valuable room when it comes to showing off your home. 

Also Read: 10 Multifunctional Kitchen Island Ideas

Completely Empty a Room Before Rearranging It

Trying out a new furniture configuration can be a great way to kick off a home refresh. However, the way things have been set up may stall the creative process. To get a truly fresh start, remove everything from a room before you begin.

Not only is this a great way to break out of old patterns and get your creativity flowing, but it can also help you eliminate clutter at the same time. At the same time, with everything already out of the way, it’s never a bad idea to clean up any hard to reach spots or make a few minor repairs. 

Before you begin, you may also want to take a look at the psychology of furniture arrangement or spatial distance and how you might apply it in your own home. How a room is laid out can have a significant impact on your mood and even your priorities. For example, people who are primed to view their surroundings as more spacious and less cluttered tend to experience less emotional distress from similar circumstances.

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