What better way to celebrate the change in season than a spring refresh of your home? Open the windows, let the warm breeze in, and appreciate all spring offers. With these simple and refreshing tips, you can spruce up your home and create an environment of peace and inspiration! These tips and tricks can be completed in an afternoon, or you can go above and beyond and spend more time transforming your space. No matter which route you take, your home is sure to be more tranquil and inviting.
1. DECLUTTER & SIMPLIFY
The first step to organizing anything is eliminating the things that do not add value to your life. Decluttering can seem overwhelming, so break down sections of your home and take on one area at a time. Consider looking at your medicine cabinet, pantry, refrigerator, freezer, closet, garage, or kids' toys. If you're planning to tackle your whole home, try to stick to no more than one or two sections per day to make the process less overwhelming. It may be easier to take everything out of your closet or room and only put back the things you absolutely love. The spacious two-story family room shown below is from The Leland design by Fischer Homes which offers both a tranquil and inviting space.
2. LINEN REFRESH
Crack open those windows, feel the breeze, and air out your linens. Nothing says springtime quite like a laundry refresh! Strip your sheets, take down the shower curtain, and refresh your window treatments. Use a refreshing laundry detergent and fabric softener to add some freshness to your load. Your home will smell and feel like paradise! Make your linen refresh even easier with an en suite laundry! The Charles design by Fischer Homes features a laundry room that connects to the owner's suite walk-in closet. It doesn't get much easier than this!
Some spring laundry favorites include:
3. ADD GREENERY
Bring the aromas of spring inside by adding hints of greenery to your space. Start by picking up a bouquet of fresh flowers to place on the kitchen table. This is sure to fill the room with scents of spring. Did you know plants are naturally air purifying? Indoor, low-maintenance plants can add some life to your living space, and are beneficial for your health too! Consider adding a pot or two on your kitchen table, desk, or end table. This simplified, yet cozy living space is part of The Mitchell design by Fischer Homes.
Best Indoor Starter Plants:
- Any Succulent Plant
- Snake Plant
- Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera Adansonii)
4. LIGHTEN & BRIGHTEN YOUR DECOR
Decorating for spring is often simpler than you think. Spring represents a season of growing and appreciating the beauty around us. Oftentimes, spring décor is a matter of simplifying our existing décor. Removing clutter and leaving bright pops of color are the perfect way to brighten up your space. White tones and neutrals are a great way to avoid distraction in a room and keep the focus on the beauty of what is already filling the space. Want to get some decorating ideas? Stop by one of Fischer Homes' Model Homes! Below is the tranquil family room in The Calvin floorplan. The Calvin new home design features a spacious ranch-style floorplan with a large owner's suite and two additional bedrooms.
5. STOCK UP ON FRESH PRODUCE
Stop by your local farmers market or grocery store and stock up on some fresh produce. Now is the perfect time to learn what is in season and fill your fruit basket. Not only does a full bowl of fruit brighten up the space, but it also serves as a healthy treat to snack on throughout the day. You can even try out a new recipe, such as strawberry pie or cherry scones to welcome your guests.
Some favorite in-season fruits for spring include:
6. REARRANGE YOUR FURNITURE
One of the best no-spend ways to add new life to your space is to move around what you already have. This is also a great opportunity for cleaning some spaces that aren't always seen. Who knows what treasures you could find! Move the couch to a different wall, put the dresser in the opposite corner, and maybe even have the kids switch bedrooms! Whether it's your family room, office, or bedroom, rearranging furniture switches up your routine. With a new space, you are more likely to keep things looking tidy and kept. Fear you might not like it? Switch it back- it's just that simple! Get furniture and home inspiration ideas by visiting The Leland design shown below.
7. REVITALIZE YOUR OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE
Warm weather is upon us! Time to prepare for summertime cookouts, movie nights, and more outdoor adventures. Brighten up your patio space by giving it a sweep, clean the grill, and wipe down any outdoor furniture you may have. Once your outdoor space is functional, jazz it up with some string lights! These are the perfect way to brighten the space and make it usable for those late nights. Whether you prefer lounging on the front porch or back deck, Fischer Homes has the perfect floorplan option for you! The Paxton floorplan has options for a spacious front porch and a variety of outdoor living spaces. There is even a sunlit morning room to bring the outdoors in!
Looking for a total refresh? Consider building a new home with Fischer Homes! Not only will a new home entirely transform your life, but it will also make spring cleaning a whole lot easier. With features like an upstairs laundry room, large windows, and an expansive kitchen island, you will be able to keep your home refreshed year-round. We offer spacious options for growing families, ranch-style and no-step options for those looking to downsize, and plenty more lifestyle options. A new home is the ultimate refresh, as you will be the first one to make the space yours!
Fischer Homes builds in Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Louisville, and St. Louis. The Leland floorplan featured above is part of the Masterpiece Collection. This open concept plan boasts a large island kitchen, a bright morning room, and a two-story family room with a stunning wall of windows. Entertainment and privacy perfectly coexist in this new home plan with gracious living spaces and quiet bedroom retreats. Find your perfect new home floorplans in your region here!
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