March 2021 Home Reno's
With winter winding down and spring around the corner it is the perfect time of year to spruce up your home. Everyone has that one space in their home that feels overdone and tired. Let’s check out some cost-friendly, fun ways and easy ways to bring new life to your home…
1. Update paint colour:
Painting is one of the quickest ways to bring a completely new feeling to a room. Be it you change the feature colour or the entire room. With the change of every year so does the ‘in’ paint colour. 2020 was filled with darker greys, blues, greens, and oranges. As we roll into 2021, the paint scheme is changing as well.
PPG that greys will dominate the colour pallet again. They have suggested that you try adding oatmeal, ginger, and blue if you are looking to add or change an accent colour in your home. These colours will draw one's attention.
Sherwin Williams is keeping with the grey trend as well. If you are wanting to get away from grey they have also suggested trying a soft pink, muted blue, or white. These colours are known to be exciting, clean, and classic and can open up the room.
Behr Paints is going more towards the comfort of calming earth tones paired with accents of blue and green. This paint scheme will make your space feel warm, cozy, and inviting, the perfect place to curl up with a cup of tea and your favorite book.
2. Update that old Kitchen Backsplash
Kitchens are known to be the focal point of your home. This tends to be where most of your time is spent with the family. One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to update this space is with a new ‘trendy’ backsplash. According to mydomain.com, the following backsplash trends are popular for 2021.
Handmade/Organic materials vs. Traditional Cement
The “subtle yet exciting” alternative to cement is handmade and organic backsplash tiles. Handmade tiles allow for variation with every piece. This will bring character and depth to your space.
Ditch patterns and stick to a classic marble look
If you are not one to keep up with the yearly trends and seek a look and feel that will test the sands of time, choosing a marble backsplash could be up your alley. Marble offers a clean, classic look that will be in style for years to come.
Take the Backsplash all the way up
Like floor-to-ceiling windows, extending your backsplash from the top of your countertops to the base of your cabinets. If you do not have upper cabinets in an area, take the risk and bring the backsplash to the ceiling. This look will open up your kitchen space and make the room seem higher than it is.
Say Bye-Bye to Subway Tiles and Hello to Shapes and Textures
Yes, subway tiles are known to be a classic, clean look for a kitchen. It's time to say bye-bye… using “out of the box” shapes and textures will make your kitchen your own without overwhelming the kitchen design.
Be sure to read the following article before undergoing your backsplash reno!!
3. Get Organized with Storage Space
Maybe you are not looking to tackle a DIY home reno but just wanting to get a bit more organized, BuzzFeed has 23 “Home Storage” solutions
The one space in your house that seems to collect all the stuff in your garage. With bikes and other outdoor accessories being stored for 9 months out of the year the clutter starts to add up. By adding an easy-to-install overhead garage storage rack will allow for optimal use of space.
More and more people are starting to work from home. To do this effectively, one needs a place to call your office… if you have limited space in your home for a full office, a simple desk is all you need. Adding under the desk shelving will allow you to keep organized with all of your files.
Anyone with kids knows that lego seems to migrate throughout your home. These tiny little bricks do add up and seem to never have a home to call their own. On a quick trip to the Lego store, you can purchase Lego Brick Storage containers. They are affordable and add a fun look to your little tyke’s room.
Check out the full BuzzFeed article below!