Valentine’s Day is a special kind of day filled with love and shared moments with the ones you love the most. But amidst all the heart-shaped chocolates and bouquet of roses, don’t forget to show some love in other aspects of your life, too.
Your home is like a partner – it supports you, protects you, and is the place you feel most comfortable. Attention and care is what makes a house a home. That’s why we’ve listed out a few creative and important ways to make sure your home gets all the love it deserves this Valentine’s Day.
Give your home some flowers and accessories, too.
Roses and jewelry don’t have to be just for your significant other. One of the easiest ways to freshen up your home is to add fresh flowers throughout the rooms. A bouquet of wildflowers here, a few roses there. Popping in a bit of bright colors can bring back some life into your home that may have been dulled out during the recent cold, winter months.
Not only can bringing flowers in drastically change the feel of your home but adding some new or different décor might be just the change your home was looking for. Try hanging some new picture frames on the wall or shop around for that perfect lamp that would fit just right in the foyer.
Small upgrades might be just what your home needs right now.
Have you been meaning to replace that old shower head? Or maybe your air filter hasn’t been changed in a while because time goes by so quickly you just forgot? Now might be the perfect time to show your home a little love and switch out the old for the new.
Take some time to do some inventory of your home’s appliances, choose a few that aren’t quite up to par and upgrade or fix them.
Give your home a thorough deep clean.
This one might be a bit obvious, but important, nonetheless. If your home could tell you one thing, it’s probably that it wants a good thorough cleaning. We’re talking base boards, cabinets, behind the dryer, under the couch, you get the idea. Create a plan for yourself so you’re not overwhelmed – you could spread this out over a few days to make sure each area of your home gets the attention it needs.
If you’re feeling less ambitious about this one, consider pressing the easy button and hiring a housecleaner.
Paint an accent wall or update your kitchen’s backsplash.
It’s always fun to show your home a little love by updating a wall or switching out the design of your kitchen with a new backsplash. Adding an accent wall could dramatically change the entire look and feel of a room. A pop of color brings a whole new vibe to an otherwise neutral space and pulls together all parts of the room so it feels more unified. It also might be a creative date night idea with your significant other for Valentine’s Day. Just pick a room in your home and focus on an upgrade you could make with take-out and a glass of wine.
Don’t forget about the exterior of your home.
Even though it’s winter and still a little chilly outside, Spring is right around the corner. Maybe today is the day you focus a little on how your home looks on the outside. It doesn’t have to be anything over the top but switching out the wreath on your front door or pressure-washing the garage door and siding could make your home look a whole lot happier.
It’s time to fall in love with your home all over again and, here at FirstTrust, we want to make sure you (and your home) are as happy as you can be. With warmer weather right around the corner, it might be a good time to discuss a cash-out refinance to help pay for any upgrades or additions you might be considering for your home. We’re here to help and consultations are free. Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us here at FirstTrust!