Things You Haven’t Thought Of Replacing That Could Make A Big Difference

Things You Haven’t Thought Of Replacing That Could Make A Big Difference
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    Spring is a time for renewal and growth, when even the birds outside are in a frenzy to get their homes ready for the rest of the year.

    It’s also the traditional time of the year when people put away the heaviness of winter and throw open their windows to embrace that sense of renewal.


While spring cleaning is certainly one way to get yourself that sense of freshness, a few minor changes to the home can help emphasize the feeling so that your environment properly nurtures the energy you’ll need to tackle the year ahead. A major remodel could certainly do the trick, but that’s costly and involves a lot of dust and disorder in the process. Consider, instead, smaller steps that can have a big impact.

Replace the Mailbox

First, perhaps replace the mailbox. Sure, it’s a small part of the house, but it’s also the first thing many people see when they arrive. It’s the hand your home holds out to the world to give and take communication. Not to overstate it, but at the very least it is obvious by its very nature. It needn’t be a fancy architectural masterpiece. A freshly painted mailbox that rises firmly from the ground and accents the home without being ostentatious is the way to go. If you want to be distinctive, consider a little bit of detail in the post like a finial, or new house numbers on the side.

Install New Windows

It’s amazing how much of a difference new windows can make. As the source of natural light for your home’s interior, a clear and beautiful window has far more impact than you might imagine. If the glass itself is aged and even a little foggy or etched, it can make a big difference in the quality of light. In addition, the style and color of window frames have a profound impact on the overall face of the house. Most importantly, the improvement in energy efficiency and exclusion of ultraviolet light that fades furnishings can make new windows a valuable improvement to the home.

Create New Floral Arrangements

Lots of homes have floral arrangements made of silk flowers, or even real houseplants for the green-thumbed, but few people change these over time. You don’t have to get rid of the old if you’re fond of them, but consider putting them away for a while and replacing them with something new and seasonal. These days, it’s possible to get some amazingly realistic and beautiful fake stems of things like blossoming cherry branches, graceful twisting woody vines, or vivid orchids. One little detail changed in the arrangement that sits on the hall table is a ripple in your environment that will help you embrace newness.

New linens

Also consider some new linens. People use towels for years and sheets for years, and while there’s something to be said for not caving to a throwaway culture, the feeling of wrapping oneself in a new fluffy towel to dry off at the end of a long day, before slipping into some nice soft sheets is just the ticket for renewal. You needn’t worry about being wasteful, either, as your old linens can have an impactful afterlife making things a little bit more comfortable for the local animal shelter, as shelters always welcome these kinds of donations.

With these and other similar steps, you can give your home a taste of remodeling that will make a big impact without requiring enormous investment. It’s remarkable how far a few minor changes can go when it comes to letting a little fresh air into your life.

Savannah Coulsen is a freelance  writer. She lives in Raleigh. Savannah loves to read and write and she hopes to write a novel someday. Savannah also loves learning and is a self-proclaimed health guru. Savannah found information for this article from Mid America Exteriors, window installers in Wichita.



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