Posted on: March 16, 2023 Posted by: ashley.bryant@allentate.com Comments: 0
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Make 2023 the year to improve your space with these 23 creative ways to update your home.

Replace your outdated kitchen backsplash

Simple subway tile is affordable and timeless. If your backsplash is in need of a facelift, consider giving it a quick update when you add a new subway tile backsplash.

Paint your front door

A little paint goes a long way, especially on a front door. In need of a change? Check out the best colors for front doors to get started.

Add storage to your garage

Turn your garage into the storage solution of your dreams with these brilliant garage storage tips.

Add board and batten to a room

Nothing adds personality and character to a room faster than interesting trim work. Take some time to add board and batten to elevate a space in your home this year.

Paint an outdated vanity

Pick a color, grab some sandpaper and elbow grease and get to work on updating an outdated vanity with a fresh coat of paint and new knobs and pulls.

Replace builder grade bulbs with unique lights

Give your home some personality when you swap out the builder grade bulbs for unique ones designed to showcase your style.

Create a functional workspace

With flexible work schedules increasingly becoming the norm, a functional workspace is crucial to be productive outside the office. Take cues from these 5 tips for creating a home office and build a space you love.

Create a home command center

The command center is the heart of the home, often storing important paperwork, schedules, weekly menus and more.

Create a mudroom

Build a spot to act as your home’s catchall when everyone comes in the door. Pull some inspiration from these creative mudroom ideas.

Give your exterior a new coat of paint

Is the exterior of your home one big snooze fest? Give your house a makeover with these best paint for home exteriors.

Create a homework station

If you’re tired of the kids taking up the kitchen table with their homework, get to work on building them a designated place to do their homework each day. Here are some of our favorite homework stations to give you some ideas.

Paint a room

Paint is easily the cheapest and best way to transform a room. Check out some of the trending paint colors for 2023 before you head to the paint store.

Add more lamps!

Want to know the easiest way to make your home more “homey?” Add lamps! Turn off overhead lighting and add lamps in various sizes throughout a room to create that cozy vibe.

Replace skinny columns with chunky ones

Give those skinny porch posts a major upgrade when you replace them with chunky ones. You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes!

Find ways to creatively hid the kids’ clutter

Clear the clutter with these genius toy storage solutions.

Add those window treatments you’ve been talking about for 5 years

Now’s the time to finally add those curtains you’ve been meaning to put up for years now. Use this guide below when hanging curtains to make your windows appear larger.

Paint your dated brick fireplace

Say bye-bye to your dated brick fireplace when you bring it up-to-date with a fresh coat of paint. If you choose to do this in a white color it needs to be the same color as your trim.

Update door hardware

Beyond a good cleaning, replacing interior door hardware really helps to make your doors appear more current.

Update cabinet hardware

Consider giving your kitchen a mini-makeover when you instal new cabinet hardware.

Decorate the wall behind your couch

The easiest and best way to decorate a plain wall behind a couch is to flank a large piece of artwork with beautiful sconces. Don’t want to call the electrician? No biggie, just use the magic light trick.

Add a gallery wall

An inexpensive way to add some design to a blank wall is to create a gallery wall. This is a great solution for living rooms, hallways or entryways.

Add window boxes

Bring some color to your home’s exterior with beautiful window boxes overflowing with nature’s bounty.

Paint outdated tile

If you have dated square or subway tile, rather than replace, why not just paint over it with an acrylic or epoxy paint designed to withstand moisture?

Keep reading: 6 updates you can make to your kitchen without renovating

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