Small Upgrades That Make a Big Impact at Home for The New Year

December 15th, 2021

Last time we talked about how we can make our house exterior stand out so now we will move on to the inside. As the new year is slowly approaching us, many will find themselves in a rut over different things they didn’t accomplish this year and one of those things is usually improving the visual aspect of your house. If you want to feel more accomplished, here are some of the best small upgrades that you can make before the year ends and have your house looking amazing for the new year.

Give Kitchen Cabinets a New Finish

There is almost nothing that will demotivate you before the new year than having a kitchen that is outdated and just not the vibe. A lot of people will actually realize how unhappy that is with how their kitchen looks during the holiday season as they will be spending a lot more time in the kitchen preparing meals for their families. One of the simplest and most effective ways you can quickly deal with this issue is simply refinishing your cabinets or repainting them. It will instantly transform your kitchen and make it look brand new. 

Put Down a Fresh Bead of Bathroom Caulk

When you start noticing ominous signs of caulk that is aging you will be noticing the brown tinge along the edges. After that, you will begin to notice that the amazingly smooth surface has turned brittle and cracked which will be a great way for colonies of mildew to take over, or for water to seep through and turn your boards mushy and create mould. 

No matter if it is around your sink, or in between the tub and the surrounding tiles, or even the joints of your shower stall it just has got to be fixed. What makes it amazing is that the caulk is cheap, and applying it isn’t hard. Depending on the space that you are caulking you will need an hour or so and it will make your bathroom look clean and new. 

Add A Fun Backsplash

If your kitchen is still not looking as you want it to look for the new year, why not add a fun backsplash to cover up the stained walls. You can choose from so many different materials, colours, patterns as well as textures. Choose a design that will fit the look that you are going for and bring more life into your kitchen. 

On top of making your kitchen look lively and amazing for the upcoming year and the holidays, you will also be protecting the wall and making it much easier to clean off the stains that happen from cooking. 

Refresh Your Rooms with A Lick of Paint

For those who just need more change than just painting the cabinets, you can paint your walls. You can go a simple route and you can just add a fresh coat to the walls or you can have some fun and choose a new colour or add an accent wall. Choose colours that will create a look that you want to have for the new year. There are so many fun things that you can do to your walls or leave them plain and simple no matter what you decide to do, it will give you and your home a new fresh start. 

Add Smart Tech

If you are not in the mood to do painting and DIYs in your house, another great way to make your home feel new and updated is by adding smart technology. It doesn’t need to be anything drastic and super expensive; you can add things like smart thermostats, cameras or even a quality smart toilet seat in your bathroom or a sleek smart refrigerator in your kitchen. 

Upgrade Your Front Door

Another thing that you can do that is quite simple and budget and time friendly is changing the look of your front door. There are so many fun things that you can do, from coley changing out the look to giving them a fresh coat of paint or varnish. Another thing that you can do is get new hinges, knockers as well as new knobs. 

Light Up Your Yard

Is there anything more beautiful than having a yard that is filled with cute lights? Adding lighting to your yard will make your whole house look more inviting and it will add more personality to it as well as make your yard stand out. It is also a great way to get your family to use the space even when it’s nighttime. 

There are so many different options you can choose from starting with magical fairy lights to adding solar path light to light up the pathways in your yard. When it comes to lighting, you have endless options. Be creative and have fun decorating your own wonderland. 

Add Crown Molding

One of the simplest and best ways you can spice up your home and give it a new fresh look for the new year is by adding crown moulding. It will not only add more charm to your rooms but can also boost the value of your home. It will take just a couple of hours and you can choose from so many different ones. 

Give the Fireplace a Facelift

If you happen to have a fireplace in your home, why not give it a little makeover. The best way you can give it a facelift without spending tons of money and spending a lot of time on it is by giving it a fresh coat of paint. One of the most popular ways to make it look beautiful is by choosing high-gloss paints. 

Touch Up Your Exterior Paint

For those who don’t want to spend a lot of money on upgrades, you can touch up the exterior paint. Look for any chips and flaky parts and touch them up as well as pressure wash the whole exterior. 


As you can see, there are so many different small things that you can do to upgrade your house before the new year. The most important thing is to turn it into a space that you will love spending time in, so you will go into the new year with a fresh home. 

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