We’re coming to the end of 2021. While it’s been a year full of ups and downs, reopening’s and restrictions, here’s hoping 2022 is a better one. To be in touch with the – ideally positive – changes of the new year, it’s time to explore some minor and major renovations you can make to upgrade your home. Here are 8 ways you can make your home sparkle in 2022:
1. Increase Your Storage Space
Clutter is so 2019. As the past couple years have forced us inside, unnecessary mess is a sure-fire way to add chaos to your safe space. To remedy this, consider adding some extra storage throughout your home. Simple additions such as floating shelves or foot stools that double as hidden storage containers go a long way in harmonizing your home. If you’re really craving some serious DIY renos, expand your closets or go full wizard and add a Dursley-style cupboard under the stairs.
2. Get Out Your Paint Brush
Do you find your house to be too dark and gloomy for your liking? Consider painting your walls a light shade of grey, beige, or white to brighten the space. Or do you find yourself drowning in natural light with no real wow factor? Time to offset the monochromatic by adding some colour. Trending paint shades for 2022 include golden yellows, bold greens, and vintage blues. If a blue room is little too “Papa Smurf” for you, accent walls are all the rage. Contain the colour to a single wall to add an effective pop with a lot less labour.
3. Boost Natural Light
This one requires a little more elbow grease than screwing in a floating shelf, but does it ever make a difference. If you’re serious about transforming your space, consider pulling out old windows to replace them with floor-to-ceiling windows. Adding extra windows, even the addition of a skylight to your bathroom or kitchen, increases the feeling of space. The rooms will feel bigger, brighter, and fresher. Bonus tip: white bounces light more effectively so consider including more of this colour in your home décor.
4. Transform the Attic
In Vancouver especially, homeowners can’t waste a single square foot of space. Customize your attic to be a kid’s playroom, library, home office, spare bedroom, or additional living area. While a DIY master might feel equipped to handle such a large task, consider hiring a professional to assist with the planning. Many attics require additional insulation, structural integrity, and plumbing depending on what you choose to do with it.
5. Crown Molding
Visitors will gawk at the sight of your illustrious ceilings, walls, and archways. Crown moldings are a great way to add value and aesthetic to your home. Options for materials include wood, plaster, even DIY peel and stick for renos on a budget.
6. Switch Up the Ceiling
An overlooked but highly effective home renovation is a ceiling makeover. Transform your ceilings into statement pieces by painting them a bold colour, adding faux beams, or dressing them up with ceiling tiles. For a more substantial change, a contractor can remodel your interior to incorporate vaulted ceilings.
7. Kiss Your Carpet Goodbye
Simple and effective. Transform your space by ditching the carpet and replacing it with a more modern option. If you’re looking to achieve the classic hardwood look but want a more durable, affordable option, engineered flooring is the choice for you. Containing 100% real wood on the top and bottom layer, engineered hardwood gives the timeless effect of traditional wood flooring. However, with a plywood base at the core, it’s a stronger, more stable option that’s resistant to shrinking, swelling, and warping. It’s also incredibly affordable compared to traditional wood.
8. DIY With Laminate and Vinyl
Love the idea of new floors but don’t want to shell out the cash for a professional install? Both laminate flooring and vinyl flooring are user friendly. Quick to install and resistant to stains and scratches, you’ll be kicking yourself for not making this upgrade sooner. No grout, no mortar, both laminate and vinyl planks can be installed with a simple click. Making this a mess-free experience from start to finish.
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Then you’ve come to the right place! While we don’t carry peel and stick crown molding, we do offer the largest selection of in stock engineered hardwood, vinyl, and laminate flooring. No matter what your priorities are for your flooring, whether it be durability, affordability, or aesthetic, our flooring warehouse carries it all. Our friendly service and wide selection makes us the best flooring store in Surrey – bias not included. Drop by our showroom to find the right flooring for you!