How to Fall Back In Love with Your Home
In honor of February, the month of love, we want to help you fall back in love with your home! If the attraction you once felt is languishing, or if you’re looking for a spark to reignite the flame, you’re in the right place. Continue reading as the Twin Cities Che Bella Interiors design team outlines a handful of remodeling tips to breathe new life into your home and your relationship with it!
Boost Your Entryway Visual Appeal
The phrase ‘you only get one chance to make a first impression’ guides our first remodeling tip. Your entryway plays an enormous role in the visual appeal of your home. The front door itself plays a role in functionality as well, controlling the elements and the sightlines into your home. Consider a change if your front door is weathered or drafty or if the visual presentation of the door no longer brings you joy. A new door kit is a significant investment and one that you want to ensure matches the architectural style of your home and holds lasting appeal to you. Doors are offered in a myriad of materials and styles to match your aesthetic and your budget.
A less costly way to boost your curb appeal is to treat the entryway like a room inside your home, adding furnishings and décor elements that are able to withstand the elements. Depending on your space, consider adding planters near the entryway or porch. Add seating and a side table if space allows. Not only will this add visual interest to passersby, but it also creates a cozy setting for you to enjoy.
The entryway of our Lakeside Burnsville, MN home remodel features a leaded glass door framed in white, with leafy planters, outdoor seasonal décor and a welcoming seating area.
Update Your Outdoor Living Spaces
With spring fast approaching, let’s discuss ways to maximize the outdoor spaces around your home. Similar to our discussion about your entryway, we encourage you to treat outdoor spaces like rooms inside your home. From the furnishing perspective, take a look at your outdoor furniture to see how it withstood last season. Is it time to replace it, or will new cushions and pillows bring it back to life? Frame seating areas with outdoor weather-rated rugs and, voila, you’ve created instant atmosphere.
Taking a further leap, if you’ve been dreaming about adding a screen porch or three- or four-season room to your home, consider how often the space will be used and how many months of the year you’d like it to be accessible. View our home additions portfolio for more inspiration.
The Outdoor Escape Prior Lake, MN home addition features weather-resistant couches and décor along with outdoor-rated lighting.
Reboot Your Flooring with Luxury Vinyl Plank
Consider a flooring upgrade when thinking of ways to fall back in love with your home. If you’ve been traveling over the same dated flooring for years, consider installing the new kid on the flooring block, luxury plank flooring – LVP. An eco-friendly option, it holds up to high traffic areas, and manages kids, pets, water, sand, and grime! LVP is a durable workhorse and is visually striking as well.
Our Game Changer lower level remodel in Lake Elmo, MN showcases gorgeous espresso-toned LVP flooring.
Shine New Light on Your Home
Lighting sets the tone in your home like very few elements of design can. Updating your lighting with the right type of light fixtures for your home makes a tremendous difference and can help reignite that flame!
From recessed lights to pendants, flush mounts, statement pieces and accent lighting, updated fixtures are available to match your every mood. Switching out or adding to your home’s lighting has an instant impact. It shines new light on your surroundings and exudes fresh style.
This beautiful Mendota Heights, MN kitchen remodel highlights how a mix of recessed lighting, pendants and under cabinet lighting works in this kitchen. Looking beyond, you’ll see a star-shaped pendant fixture in the entryway which adds an element of whimsy to the space.
Refresh Your Countertops and Backsplash in Your Kitchen
Are the bones of your kitchen intact? If so, consider changing out the countertops and backsplash for an immediate wow factor. Countertop options are nearly limitless and include quartz, marble, granite, concrete, stainless steel, and more! Dare we say that backsplash options are even more varied, ranging from patterned ceramic artisan tile to traditional subway tile, solid marble slabs, among others. While this tip may seem simple, the effect is immense because of the square footage your counters and backsplash take up in your kitchen.
This Eagan, MN kitchen remodel features a classic white subway tile with neutral grout paired with an understated gray-veined quartz.
Bring Back the Love
If we’re speaking your love language with these remodeling tips, reach out to the Che Bella Interiors interior design and remodeling team to discuss ways to improve your relationship with your home. At Che Bella Interiors, we pride ourselves on providing highly personalized service that expertly guides our homeowners through every step of the process, from concept through completion. From the kitchen remodels, basement finishing, and home addition projects we highlighted, to bathroom remodels and more, we’re your Twin Cities home remodeling and interior design resource. Let’s dream up ways to make your home beautifully yours together and bring back the love of your home!