With 2014 right around the corner, many people will look for areas to improve in their lives. One of those areas can be your home. Giving your home a makeover can help transform where you live, but it can be tough to know exactly when the time is right for a fresh look. Even if you have the time and budget to begin a home updating project, you'll want to be sure that your home really does need a makeover. Here are the top six signs that your home deserves some extra attention and a fresh look.
Your Home is Always Cluttered
Occasional clutter can mean nothing more than a busy week, but homes that are always cluttered might reveal a home without enough storage. If you don't have adequate space to store all of your belongings, you might end up with piles of stuff everywhere and makeshift cabinets in place. This is definitely a clear sign of a home in need of a makeover.
You Avoid Hosting Events
When you have a beautiful home, you are eager to show it off and host events. If you feel embarrassed of your home, on the other hand, it might be because you know it could use some improvements. Making some much-needed changes to your living space might mean you become the hostess of the next dinner party or family celebration.
There is No Clear Décor Theme
Even if individual aspects of a home look fine, you might be faced with a lack of cohesiveness throughout the space. Remodeling your home can result in a clear idea of décor style, and it can pull together some of your existing furnishings and add in some new key pieces that will tie the whole look together in a cohesive and clear way.
Textiles Don't Match
This is a common realization for homeowners, especially among those who have lived in the same space for several years. If your carpets don't match your curtains, and your curtains don't match the sofa, it might be time to roll up your sleeves and give your home an upgrade.
The Floors are Damaged
There are a few things that can be overlooked in a home. Flooring, however, is not one of them. Floors that are cracked, chipped, stained or water-damaged should be replaced as soon as possible. New floors can upgrade the look of your home, and they can also make a difference when it comes to the stability of your home's foundation.
You Are Trying to Sell Your Home
While a remodel can take place anytime, many homeowners decide to give their homes a makeover right before selling it. This can be a smart move, especially if there is a lot of cosmetic damage in the home. A fresh, stylish look can improve the value of property and make a sale more likely in the future. There are dozens of signs that signify that it is time to give your home a makeover, but if you see any of these six in your own home, consider it time for a makeover.