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Updating your home in 2023 or getting it ready for the market.

Updated: Aug 31, 2023

Updating your home in 2023 can be an exciting and rewarding experience. Here are some steps you can take to get started:

1. Identify your goals: Before you start making any changes, it's important to know what you want to achieve. Are you trying to increase your home value? Are you looking to increase your home's energy efficiency? Do you want to create more living space? Are you interested in updating your home's aesthetic appeal? Make a list of your goals and prioritize them.

2. Develop a budget: Once you know what you want to achieve, determine how much money you are willing to spend. Set a realistic budget and be sure to include all costs, including labor, materials, and any permits or fees that may be required.

3. Assess your home's needs: Walk through your home and take note of any areas that require attention. Are there any areas that are outdated, damaged, or in need of repair? Are there any areas that could be improved with a simple update, such as new paint or lighting?

dark corridor

butlers corner

outdated kitchen

gallery kitchen

4. Decluttering can be the cheapest and most effective way to update your home. By getting rid of unnecessary items, you can create more space and make your home feel more organized and spacious.

Here are some tips for decluttering your home:

Start small: Don't try to declutter your entire home in one day. Start with one room or one area at a time.

Set aside time: Schedule a specific time to declutter each week or each day. Even 15 minutes a day can make a big difference.

Sort items: Go through each item and decide whether to keep, donate, or discard it. Be honest with yourself and don't keep items that you don't need or use.

Create systems: Once you have decluttered an area, create a system to keep it organized. For example, use storage bins, shelving, or hooks to keep items in their place.

Repeat regularly: Decluttering is not a one-time event. Make it a regular habit to go through your belongings and get rid of items you no longer need.

cluttered interiors

staged dining room

Decluttering can also have a positive impact on your mental health by reducing stress and creating a more peaceful environment. So, start small and see how decluttering can make a big difference in updating your home in a cost-effective way!

5. Research ideas and trends: There are many resources available for home improvement inspiration, including magazines, websites, and social media. Look for ideas that fit your style and budget.

mirrors in the bathroom

Hire professionals: Depending on the scope of your project, you may need to hire professionals such as architects, contractors, or interior designers. Be sure to research and compare different professionals before making a decision.

Make a plan: Once you have identified your goals, developed a budget, assessed your home's needs, and researched ideas and professionals, it's time to make a plan. Create a timeline for your project and outline the steps you need to take to achieve your goals.

Start your project: With your plan in place, it's time to start your project. Be sure to communicate with your professionals and keep track of your progress to ensure your project stays on track and within budget.

By following these steps, you can update your home in 2023 and create a space that meets your needs and reflects your style.

If you're feeling overwhelmed or need help with updating your home or getting it ready for the market, consider contacting BLIS. Our team of professionals can provide guidance and assistance with everything from decluttering and staging to major renovations and redesigns. With our expertise and experience, we can help you create the home of your dreams or prepare your home for a successful sale. So, if are thinking to update your home in 2023, contact BLIS Home Design today!

Please let me know if you find this blog post helpful. If you have interesting experience updating your property to share, leave a comment. Let's help others to benefit from our experience, and not to repeat our mistakes.

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