Every new year sparks the urge in most people to think about what they’d like to accomplish in the year. Some resolutions can be difficult to keep up with, and some are longer term goals that lose momentum over time. That doesn’t stop us from making them! When it comes to home projects and repair, there are many lofty goals you can strive for, as well as small accomplishments. We put together a list of ideas, big and small, of potential New Year’s goals for the home. Get started with your planning early and be ready to start the year off right. Let us know what your goals are in the comments!
Install a library ladder
Rolling library ladders are no longer strictly for rooms of books. If you have a home with high shelves, especially in a kitchen with hard-to-reach upper cabinets, a rolling ladder can be a great aesthetic and functional addition. Take advantage of a lofted space with a ladder, and use it for storage or another access point to a room. Rolling ladders can be set up with curved railing so that it can function throughout an entire room. From tall, walk-in closets to high-hanging kitchen shelves, rolling library ladders can be useful just about anywhere.
Update decorative hardware in kitchen and bath
Changing hardware is a great way to make a room look fresh. Crystal knobs on your kitchen cabinets will reflect the light in the kitchen. Antique bronze drawer pulls enhance the appearance of rustic or farmhouse cabinets. The bathroom and the kitchen are the two main rooms to update with new hardware given the cabinet doors and drawers. This can tie in with the next item below as well, if you have the time and money to update the cabinets or vanity further.
Kitchen Cabinet Makeover: Refresh with Paint
Updating your kitchen with new ready-to-assemble cabinets is a fun New Year’s goal. CS Hardware offers many RTA kitchen cabinet lines to choose from, from standard base and wall cabinets to specialty tall pantry cabinets and lazy Susans. If you are looking for an easier, inexpensive kitchen makeover, painting the cabinets is a weekend DIY project that will transform the space. Pick out a new color or stain, and it’ll only take a few days to paint the cabinets, including preparation. The prep work for the cabinets will take the most time, including cleaning and taking apart the pieces to paint. Another choice is to reface the cabinet doors with new veneer panels. Cooking and heavy use can wear out cabinets, and choosing veneer panels to reface the cabinet doors cleans it up without too much cost or labor time.