Projects to Start in the New Year
Start 2023 with simple, achievable home projects that will leave you and your space feeling brand new! You don’t have to break the bank or do any hard labor either – there are so many little changes you can make around the house that will have transformative results. Today we are sharing a few ideas-turned-projects our team is accomplishing over the break!
Install Closet Shelving
It's time to decide what to keep and what to donate! Organizing your closet can seem like a hassle, but it can also be very therapeutic. We recommend adding shelving, whether built-in, floating, or free-standing. If you require closet rods, add a bar or screw-in eye hooks below your shelf. Not only will hanging and stacking items help clear up the floor but once you organize your clothes by color and season, trust us, your closet will feel luxurious.
Add a Mock Mudroom
We love the look of a mudroom but know it is unrealistic for every family and foyer. Before gutting out your walls, we suggest adding four to six three-prong hooks to your entryway and making a mock mudroom for all your backpacks, hats, jackets, and purses! By optimizing this space and creating a drop zone, you will be able to find your everyday items more quickly and feel relatively more organized. Depending on your budget, time, and patience, you could add wallpaper, wood paneling, and a bench to complete the space.
Touch-Ups and Upgrades
If your home is anything like ours, you have a running list of touch-ups and upgrades that probably begin with ripping up your carpet and replacing windows. Although they may seem too small to prioritize, projects like switching out your light bulbs and fixtures will make a significant difference in your home as well. Our founder, Jasmine Crockett (@jasminescrockett), recently reviewed battery-operated sconces from Amazon that changed the ambiance and appearance of her accent wall entirely. Another touch-up project is adding new knobs to your dresser, cabinets, and nightstands. Again, this is a subtle switch that can make your home feel more put-together! Finally, (something we don’t often think about) consider changing out your framed photos. Either change the frame entirely, the photographs themselves, or both! It’s a great way to display new memories in your home and simultaneously change your scenery.
Not sure where to start? Check out our design services, and book an appointment to speak to our team of studio designers for help curating a space that brings you joy for years to come!