Each New Year’s Day, millions of people make a resolution to eat healthier, exercise more often, organize their personal affairs, and save more money. If you’re one of the valiant souls who runs twenty miles a day, eats bushels of veggies, and alphabetizes the canned goods in your pantry, allow us to congratulate you on your mastery of life.
Since you’re already in stellar physical condition and well organized, you’ll have plenty of time to focus on other projects—learning a third language, or color-coding your socks, perhaps—in the New Year.
No matter how healthy and organized you are, everyone likes to have a comfortable, aesthetically pleasing environment to come home to at the end of the day. With that in mind, we put together a list of three easy ways to revamp your home (regardless of your physical fitness) that won’t break the bank in 2018.
Updating your flooring is a great way to breathe new life into your home. If you’re looking to give that drafty family room a cozier feel, a thick frieze carpet made of PET polyester installed over memory-foam padding will warm the room, reduce your monthly heating bill, and diminish your carbon footprint.
Does the thought of standing on the cold, hard ceramic tile in your kitchen make you want to order a pizza instead of cooking that veggie stir-fry you saw on Pinterest? Then 2018 is a perfect time to invest in luxury vinyl plank.
LVP is available in hundreds of eye-catching styles and colors, and many of the LVP products in today’s marketplace are waterproof, scratch resistant, and easy to install over an existing floor.
A Fresh Coat of Paint
Applying a fresh coat of paint to your walls is one of the fastest and most cost-efficient ways to revitalize your home’s interior and, depending upon the size of the room(s), the total cost of paint and materials shouldn’t run you more than one hundred dollars.
Benjamin Moore, Behr, and Sherwin Williams offer thousands of vibrant, beautiful shades of high-quality paint designed to complement even the finickiest homeowner’s taste and décor.
Staying on top of day-to-day tasks is a challenge when you’re trying to juggle a full-time job, holiday gift shopping, your niece’s choir concert, and shuttling the kids to and fro. Now that the holiday dust has settled and all the squirrels in your neighborhood have had their fill of Aunt Margaret’s fruitcake that you accidentally left on the back porch, you can direct your energy toward reorganizing your living space.
The thought of downsizing your closet may seem daunting at first, but devoting two hours each day to reducing the clutter in your home will make a huge difference after a week or two.
As a rule of thumb, any article of clothing you haven’t worn in more than a year’s time is a certifiable dust collector, so put that old houndstooth jacket to good use by donating it to a local homeless shelter.