Refresh your home before marketing this New Year!

Touch up the paint!
Touch up those skirting boards, or refresh the kitchen cabinets.It only takes a lick of paint to transform something a bit dated and make it brand new. It may be time for a new front door colour!

Recycle for 2017
Explore some online blogs like Pinterest and look at the new furniture you could create from old items- you could invent a nice bench for the garden out of an old table or a desk from a wooden bed frame. Before you get rid of it, see if it could serve another purpose.

Green fingers
With Spring fast approaching its a good time to tidy up your garden! You could create a nice space to hold summer BBQ's for when the weather turns or a nice allotment area to grow your own vegetables.

Make something of that room
If like everyone, your spare room will be the place you dump all your odd's and washing. For the new year, create something of the space. Maybe you've always wanted a home gym, a games room or even an office. 


Accessorise, Accessorise, Accessorise!
Add some candles, a nice rug, a new plant or photo frames to an existing room. Spruce up certain areas with new accessories to create a cosy and comfortable atmosphere. 

Organise room-by-room
Start by having a deep clean of your home. Re-organise your kitchen cupboards and rediscover all those tins you've never used. Set up a recycling section that is easy to access on a daily basis. If you can't get to it, you're never going to use it. Start 2017 more organised.

Change the Colour!
Changing the colour of the walls or mixing it up with a new duvet cover and accessories gives a fresh and new feel to each room.

Create a new space
Create an exciting new space from an unusual area in your home. Maybe a working area under the stairs, a new window seat or a reading corner at the top of the landing. Make use of those unusual spaces.

Move it all around
If you're looking to start the new year with a fresh start, it might be time to have a rearrange of the furniture. A new layout and replacing accessories can give your room a fresh and new feeling without the cost. 

Throw it away!
It's time for a Spring clean! There is no need to keep that paperwork you've had sitting in the same draw for ten years. Make use of your new recycling area and clear out everything you no longer need. If you haven't looked at it for the past two years its time for the bin. 2017 means you can start collecting new things instead of adding to the old. 

* Article created from Rightmove news.