Every year, the average homeowner spends around $8,305 on home improvements – whether they’re remodeling their kitchen or trying to decide which wallpaper to hang in their bedroom. However, as these projects can quickly get expensive, it’s important you think carefully about which changes are worthwhile, and which are a waste of money.
For example, while it’s easy to get caught in the tides of interior design trends, it’s important you don’t choose something because it’s popular, but rather because you like it. After all, trends fade quickly, and you’ve got to continue looking at the same four walls long after the interior design world has moved on.
With that in mind, here are some worthwhile changes that will make your home a nicer place in 2023!
Installing an AC Unit. Installing some form of air conditioning in your home is one of the most worthwhile forms of home renovation because it makes the space more functional. It also ensures you’re comfortable while improving indoor air quality. For example, Evaporative Cooling Systems send filtered, cooled air into every room in your home, creating an ocean-like breeze that will keep you cool even during the peak of summer.
Install a Solar Panel. There’s a reason why renewable energy has become such a big hit – not only does it help you to run a more sustainable home, but it also makes the space much more energy-efficient. As such, it can help you to cut down your monthly energy bills quite considerably. This can prove to be particularly beneficial in the face of the cost of living crisis.
Hang peel-and-stick wallpaper. If you’re indecisive, or simply don’t want to fall victim to quickly fleeting trends, peel-and-stick wallpaper is the perfect solution. This is because it can quickly be removed whenever you get bored, making it the perfect home renovation project for those living in rented properties. This way, you can also try out a variety of styles, shades and patterns before making any permanent changes to the space.
Create a feature wall. Ask any interior designer, finishing touches can make or break a room. This is because you can use them to create a ‘focal point’ within the space, which will capture your attention whenever you enter the room. One way in which you can elevate the finishing touches is by creating a feature wall. For example, you can create a collage wall displaying your favorite family photographs, or even try your hand at painting a mural. Either way, don’t be afraid to experiment.
Deep clean the space. You’d be surprised about how different your home will look once you’ve deep-cleaned the space. This is because it helps you to eliminate clutter, while turning your home into something akin to a showroom. The surfaces will shine, and everything will be in good order – which is a welcome change from the chaos of everyday life. If you don’t have the time to commit to a deep clean before the new year, consider hiring a professional cleaner to do the literal ‘dirty work’ on your behalf.