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Fall In Love With Your Albuquerque Home With These Tips

Sometimes we fall into a rut, whether it’s an unsightly living room, cluttered kitchen, or outdated décor. These surroundings can leave us feeling irritable, unmotivated, and eager for a change of scenery.

Before giving up on your outdated Albuquerque home, take a step back and consider some simple changes that could refresh more than just the decor. Small updates might also change how you feel about living there. Here are 10 easy ways to help you fall in love with your home again.

1. Rearrange your furniture

Seems simple, right? And it is. However, the impact of small, inexpensive updates can be huge. A tired living room often just needs a little refreshment, which can frequently be achieved without spending money. Check HGTV for some useful tips.

2. Clear up the clutter

According to home organizers and therapists worldwide, decluttering your home can greatly improve how you feel about your living space and your life overall. Organizing helps bring order to both your physical surroundings and mental state, reducing clutter and stress.

3. Get a new TV

If your bulky rear-projection TV still dominates your living room, now is the ideal time to upgrade to a sleek flat-screen. Mounting a flat-panel television above the fireplace or making it the centerpiece of your entertainment space will give the room a fresh, modern look that you’ll love. Plus, with current prices, you can find a good-sized flat-screen for about the same amount as your summer electricity bill. Take a look at these budget-friendly options for your next TV.

4. Pick one room to overhaul per quarter

Then, schedule a weekend to give your home a thorough makeover, such as scrubbing, changing linens, painting, and replacing light bulbs. Making and committing to a plan will provide you with newfound motivation and a refreshed home.

5. Use your spare change

To accumulate funds for freshening up your home, designate a special spot where family members can collect leftover coins at the end of each day. This will give your family a sense of purpose, and over time you’ll build up a “Freshen Up Fund” that can be used for small updates like new throw rugs, window treatments, or accessories.

6. Change out your art

If you lack the funds to start a Monet art collection, consider framing some black and white photographs or having your children create a few paintings to display. This will give you a unique, personal collection with your own artistic touch.

7. Clean it up

To liven up a space, gather the family on a Saturday morning to clean the baseboards, light fixtures, and ceiling fans – areas that can collect dust and grime over time. A fun tip: offer ice cream as an incentive for any reluctant kids to join in the cleaning.

8. Take care of little issues

Take a thorough look throughout your home and make a list of minor repairs and issues you’ve been ignoring, such as loose toilet paper holders and crooked pictures that irritate you whenever you pass by. Don’t overlook those neglected items piled in the corner either – decide what to keep, toss or donate.

9. Paint your old kitchen cabinets.

While refinishing your kitchen cabinets is time-consuming and may cause moments of panic when faced with the scope of the project, the daily satisfaction you’ll feel when admiring your refreshed kitchen will make the effort worthwhile. In fact, you may become so energized that you’ll be inspired to renovate other areas of your home.

10. Call a REALTOR®

In the end, is none of these tips make you want to stay in your current home, maybe it’s time to take a look around at other homes in the Albuquerque area. Give us a call or check out our current homes for sale.


1272 La Fonda Street, Bernalillo, NM 87004

Awesome DR Horton 3BDR/3BA/2CG home with lots of living space featuring a huge great room, open kitchen & dining area with patio accessplus loft!! Covered porch! Tile Roof! Refrigerated Air! Large secondary bedrooms with walk-closets. Primary suite features a walk-in closet w/built-in shelving,dual sink vanity, separate shower & garden tub! Landscaped front yard, garden area in the backyard, ready to make your own outdoor living space! Greatlocation close to shopping, neighborhood parks, schools, Bosque trails & Rio Grande, and quick access to the Rail Runner in Bernalillo and to I-25 to Santa Fe!!

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