granite counters, leathered finish

Simple Home Improvement Projects to Freshen Up the Home

February 5, 2019

Homeowners are often searching for ways to freshen up the home, revamp the aesthetic, and liven up the atmosphere. It’s natural for your environment to seem stale to you after a while, as people enjoy constant change, refreshing light, and constant new color. There are so many elements of the home that you can brighten up for some new life.

If You Desire New Color…

color schemes for paint

Consider what you can paint or repaint. Bathrooms, bedrooms, hallways, and entryways hold great opportunities for a splash of new color. Remove wallpaper if you dislike the look, and try something new with a new design to cast a completely new aesthetic. Even consider the exterior of the home. Paint the front door, or paint the shutters for a refreshing pop of color. If you don’t want to go to the extent of starting a paint project, consider adding some art and depth to the walls of your rooms. You can accessorize with color and get the same refreshing results as if you painted.

If You Desire More Space…

Consider what it would take to remodel or renovate. Do you have the budget? Do you have the time? Will a new project satisfy your desires? If you’re not in the position to begin a project, there are a few things you can do in the home to make yourself more space without making too many permanent changes. Organize and declutter all of your belongings. Side tables, living areas, and kitchens often become crowded with unnecessary items. When things are decluttered, you can see what you’re working with for space. Consider re-arranging the set-up of your home, and experiment with the placement of your furniture.

If You Desire A Change in Furniture…

Decide what you dislike about your existing space, and see where you can improve. For example, if you want something smaller and you have a large sectional, consider downsizing to two recliner chairs. If you already have recliners, consider trying out a wrap-around couch to fit the room, or a lovely chaise-lounge for a changeup. If you’re lacking a good coffee table or a set of side tables, consider picking up some new accessories to make the room feel more wholesome. If you have too many accessories, consider trading in your smaller items for one larger item.

We hope these changes can help you achieve the refreshment you’re looking for. Get inspired by these ways of thinking, and make these ideas your own depending on the needs in your home. Reach out to Carl Thomsen General Contractor if you have any questions.

modern kitchen design with granite countertops


Carl Thomsen General Contractor is a licensed (Massachusetts Construction Supervisor Lic. # 101503) and insured, full-service contracting company. Owned and operated by Carl Thomsen, we have over 20 years experience in all aspects of building, renovation, and repair. Located in Essex MA, we service clients from Boston to Newburyport, Billerica to Gloucester. When you contact Carl Thomsen General Contractor, we listen to you. As our client, your building and renovation needs are our primary concerns, and no one knows those needs better than you. Your personal tastes and sensibilities shape our professional approach to your project.

Tags: , , , , , ,

Categorized in: