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How to Elevate Your Home this Winter

Elevating Your Home Decor This Year

It’s a new year and time to make plans for your family and your home.  If you are considering selling this year, take advantage of snow days to get your house in tip-top shape before spring.  Even if you aren’t moving, you can always improve the look and function of your home for your own enjoyment.  Get the kids involved, especially if they are complaining about being “bored”.


My favourite and least expensive way to change the look of a room instantly is to paint it.  If your ceilings aren’t bright white or your cabinets are old and worn, paint them.  Choose warm colours that showcase your art and furniture, and stick with one colour if your main floor is open concept.  When touching up high traffic areas such as up the stairs or an entranceway, you don’t even need to cut in.  Same with touching up chipped trim.

Door and Cabinet Hardware 

Replacing locksets, door handles, hinges and cabinetry hardware transforms the look of your home.  You can do a few at a time and save money by purchasing in bulk.

Clean ceiling fans, lights, windows, and tops of cabinets.  Whether you do it yourself or hire a professional cleaner, why wait until spring to clean those hard to reach or often forgotten about places?


Go through closets, medicine cabinets, junk drawers, under the sink, the garage, etc. When potential buyers come to look at your home, they will open drawers and closet doors.  Besides, you can donate clothes you no longer wear or that your kids have outgrown to people who really need them.  

LED Lighting

Residential LED bulbs use approximately 75% less energy and last 25 times longer than incandescent lighting, boosting your home’s energy-efficient appeal.  Plus, the quality of LED lighting makes your home look cleaner and it shows much better in person.

If you are considering a more extensive renovation and need to hire a contractor, this may be the perfect time of year as they tend not to be as busy  When spring arrives, you can focus on the exterior of your home.

Debbie Braun, Realtor at Keller Williams


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