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Whether you’re planning a DIY project or hiring a contractor, renovating your home is a must for many homeowners’ resolutions this year. It’s time to finally make your house your home and personalize it how you want! If you don’t know where to start, try some of these awesome ideas that’ll hopefully motivate you to finally knock out some of your side projects!

Upgrade Your Kitchen Island

Are you unhappy with the look of the island in your kitchen? Do you not have one but want one? Give your kitchen a makeover by upgrading your island with quartz or granite countertops, and make your island look sleek and modern! Throw some barstools in and you’ve got the perfect spot to eat your morning breakfast!

Use the Area Under the Staircase

If you’re looking to add another storage closet to your home but don’t want to take up space, try using the space under the staircase! This space is unused in many homes and can be used to house smaller items depending on the layout of your home. Another fun DIY project you could do is make a den for your pup and give them their own space!

Knock Out Small DIY Projects

Not every renovation has to be a big project. Even knocking out your smaller projects can be fulfilling, alleviate stress, and shorten your to-do list. Try installing a new light fixture in the dining room or put together a home garden in the backyard! If you want to start your DIY projects, check out this home tool set we found!

Make Your Home Cozier

While this isn’t a full-on renovation, redesigning your living space to be more welcoming for your guests is still a good goal to work on. By getting new furniture, changing the lighting, or adding a few plants into the mix, making your home more cozy is essential for making your home more inviting!

Install New Kitchen Appliances

Use your tax return or money from a cash-out refinance to purchase new appliances such as a dishwasher, microwave, or oven, and give your kitchen a fresh look! Technology in these devices has improved drastically in the last few years with the increased popularity of smart fridges. These are often more energy efficient, saving you money in the long run! If you’re worried about what to eat while renovating your kitchen, try this no-bake buffalo chicken wrap recipe we found!

Get a Smart Thermostat

Modernize how you heat your home in the winter by installing a smart thermostat! These allow you to change the temperature while you’re away and set specific times to shut it off and save money on your monthly electric bill!

Repaint Your Home

Give your home a complete makeover this year by giving it a fresh coat of paint! Changing the color of the home both inside and out is a great way to completely revamp its style and help inspire you with other renovation projects.

New Countertops

Repainting your home also comes with other fun renovations. Why not get new countertops to match the new paint scheme? Granite or quartz countertops are much more durable than wood or marble and are easier to clean up!

Update the Flooring

Seriously, it’s time to get rid of the shag carpet and update the flooring in your home. New carpeting will finally bring your home into the 21st century. If carpet isn’t your thing, hardwood is a good alternative. It’s easy to clean, never goes out of style, and can even add value to your home!

If you are looking to make a big home renovation, connect with a licensed mortgage professional today to discuss available options that could potentially bring big savings for your project!

Rachel Caple

Rachel Caple has more than 18 years of experience in mortgage banking industry. Residing in Castle Rock, CO. Rachel spends her spare time with her husband, Sean and 4 boys. She also enjoys traveling, attending hockey games, and playing golf (or attempting to).

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