5 Easy Makeover Tips to Freshen Up Your Home During COVID-19

As the pandemic rolls on, we Canadians have gotten pretty good at staying home. But with spring officially here and the promise of warmer days making us eager for change, staring at the same four walls can renew old feelings of confinement and boredom. 

Luckily, it doesn’t take a large budget or a lot of time to breathe some fresh air into your abode. Get that “new home feeling” and re-energize your space with these five easy makeover tips.

Revive Your Kitchen Cabinets

Your cabinets are begging you for some new hardware and a quick polish. Considering that new knobs, hinges, and door handles can start at just $1 apiece, it’s easy and cost effective to swap outdated hardware. While you have the hardware off your cabinets, give them a quick polish to renew their original shine.

White kitchen cabinets with brushed nickel hardware

Freshen Up the Bathroom with Flowers

Bathrooms tend to be windowless or covered (for obvious reasons), which can make them feel dark. To brighten things up, add fresh flowers to your décor. Even a small seasonal nosegay from the grocery store can do the trick, or, if you want the fresh-flower cheer without the hassle, faux flowers and foliage can be surprisingly lifelike!

Tell a Different Story in Your Living Room

No need to buy new furniture, just swap out your décor for something fresh. Think new throw blankets, pillows, and lamp shades. This will offer a fresh perspective on this much used gathering space.

Modern bright living room in white and gray

The Bedroom Doesn’t Have to be Boring

New drapes can provide your bedroom with a facelift. Opt-in to purchasing a double curtain rod so you have sheer curtains closest to the window (perfect for daytime use) and heavier drapes in front (for privacy at night). Be sure the drapes complement your bedspread but aren’t too matchy-matchy.

Reboot the Kids’ Room

Get your kids excited with a furniture rearrangement. Find ways to place the furniture so little ones have special nooks to hide in, a reading or gaming area, or a place for their special collections. Use their favorite items to create a focal point in the room by displaying them on shelves or in corner nets.

Girls room in white, pink and gray

Of course, you might be ready for an even bigger change. If the arrival of spring means you're planning to move, Purplebricks has you covered. Our local buying agents can help you find the perfect home even in the most competitive markets; plus, we'll give you $2,000 cash back* when you buy! Need to sell? Our experienced REALTORS® are prepared to help you get the best price for your home and save you thousands in commission. Call 1-855-999-9740 to get started.

On December 1, 2021, Purplebricks rebranded to FairSquare Group Realty. Blog articles published before this date were created under the Purplebricks brand but remain the property of FairSquare Group Realty.

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