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4 Springtime Remodeling Ideas That Will Brighten Up Your Home

Has spring remodeling fever hit you yet?

Coming out of the gray days of winter can have a soothing effect on your mood.

There’s something about fresh growth and sunnier, warmer days that can motivate you to refresh your home.

Here are some ways to bring some brightness into your home this spring.

1. Banish the mud from the mud room

The rains of spring can wreak havoc on your floors.

Wet, muddy feet aren’t ideal components for a home that’s centered on “bright and cheery.”

A simple fix could make your mudroom more ROOM than MUD.

Install a utility sink that can be used to rinse muddy shoes and boots, as well as the paws of your four-legged friends.

2. Adjust the light in your entryway

Your foyer is the first place visitors see when they come into your home.

You can create the right ambiance a couple different ways.

Install larger windows or consider a skylight to let in as much natural light as possible.

You can also get the effect of natural light by artificial means.

LED or halogen lights are a good fit for lighting your entryway.

A dimmer switch is a necessity so that you can adjust the light to get just the right feel.

3. Take your master bath up a notch

Your bathroom is one of the rooms of your house that can provide you with absolute relaxation.

If yours isn’t doing it for you, it’s time for a change.

Like your foyer, a skylight is a great way to let in natural light without letting in the eyes of the neighborhood.

You can also add to the feeling of brightness by giving the room a fresh coat of a light-colored paint.

For example, a warm, buttery yellow can quickly brighten a dark bathroom.

For a touch of spring, add some greenery to the space.

While you’re making changes, consider a new vanity.

A traditional farmhouse style fits the bill for a cheerful tone.

Talk to an expert contractor about more ways you can bring the feel of spring into your bathroom.

4. Make the outside irresistible

As soon as the sun comes out and the air warms up, you probably feel the tug to get outside.

Creating an outdoor living space for the spring and summer months will lift your spirits and increase your overall satisfaction with your home.

One way to do this is to invest in landscaping.

It’s one of the least expensive ways to make a huge change in the appearance of your home as well as the feel of your outdoor space.

Plant colorful flowers and shrubs that will come back every year to lessen your workload a bit from year to year.

Build a deck or install a patio for your friends and family to gather, have a cookout, or share a chat over a cold glass of iced tea.

Not only will you increase your overall living space, you’ll also be increasing the value of your home.

Bring spring to your home

Whether you’re tweaking the light in your entryway or remodeling your bathroom, you’ll benefit from the lift it can give your spirits.

That’s beside the fact that you’ll be increasing your home’s value for the day you decide to sell.

Don’t take on any of these projects without the guidance of a professional.

Working with an expert will ensure you’re getting the best value and that the work is done well.

Enjoy spring in your new space!

For help remodeling your home, contact your local experts KBR Kitchen and Bath.