Buying a home in New York is an exciting milestone! This is particularly true if you’re a first-time homebuyer and have upgraded from apartment living. But no matter how excited you are in those first weeks and months, there may come a time when you’re feeling bored with your living space. Fortunately, it’s easy to reignite the passion you once felt about your home – and you can even do it on a dime! Here are three very easy ideas that you can use to help you fall in love with your New York home all over again.
Choose one room to refresh
You don’t need to renovate your entire house in order to fall in love with it. Sometimes, you just need to focus on one room. Choose a room where you spend the most time, and give it a facelift. If you have the budget, you can go all out and redesign the room from the studs. But if you’re looking for a simple pick-me-up, you can make small changes over the course of a few days that can add up big time. You can completely change the vibe of a room with a fresh coat of paint in a new shade. Determine how you want to feel in this room and choose a color that will help to evoke those feelings. Then turn to the smaller details, such as adding new throw pillows, hanging new art, or switching out the curtains. A small investment of time and money can dramatically impact the feeling of a room – and make you fall in love with your whole home in the process.
Turn your attention outside
Does your New York home have outdoor space? Whether it’s a Juliet balcony or a sprawling backyard, giving your outside space a little attention can inspire the feelings of love you long for. Consider building or adding to your garden by planting new trees, plants, flowers, or vegetables. Extend your enjoyment of your outdoor area with seating, a place to dine, and a gas grill. Love your new outdoor space well into the evening by adding string and solar lights.
Look at old things in new ways
Finally, don’t think that you have to spend a fortune to fall in love with your home. In fact, you can rekindle your love affair by simply seeing what you already have in a new way. Think about it – are most of the things you own in the places you put them when you first moved in? If they are, then you probably don’t even notice them anymore. Take walk through your home and imagine how you can use existing furniture and decor in new ways. Maybe that bedside table would look amazing next to the couch in your living room. Or perhaps you can move a lamp from the family room into your home office. Look for new ways to display your favorite decorations. This could mean placing all your travel souvenirs on one shelf or grouping family photos together in a gallery wall heading up the stairs. The simple act of reconnecting with what you already have can make you remember why you fell in love with your home in the first place.
Contact Keller New York today!
Are you ready to fall in love with your very own New York home? Then contact the Keller New York Bronx office at 718-697-6800 or the Eastchester – Scarsdale office at 914-713-3270. There are so many amazing properties on the market that are waiting for you. Contact us today to see them for yourself!