The New Year is the perfect time to start accomplishing goals you’ve set for yourself.  Maybe it’s losing weight, maybe it’s working toward a promotion at work, or maybe it’s starting a family!  Most people set some sort of ‘resolution’ or ‘goals’ that they would like to see achieved that they haven’t yet done.
For 2018, what about bringing new design into your home?  Maybe your home is outdated or just needs a little something to spice it up a bit.  If so, it’s time to finally pull the trigger on those renovations you’ve been putting off.
Here are some interior/exterior design ideas that you can accomplish in 2018:

  1. Kitchen Remodel
    It is important to note that kitchens (and bathrooms) are the two main rooms in a home that will really sell the house.  So, if you ever want to sell your home and make a profit, you will be doing yourself a disservice to skip over the kitchen.  There are many ways to remodel your kitchen: update hardware, put in a backsplash with faux brick panels, update light fixtures, and upgrade to new appliances.  If you really want to go above and beyond, you can even update your countertops with granite or marble as well as update your flooring with authentic wood or stone tile.  The kitchen trend for 2018? Two-toned cabinets and golden accents.
  2. Bathroom Remodel
    As previously mentioned, the bathroom is also a room that will help sell a home.  Why continue on with an outdated bathroom when you can create a dreamy oasis to enjoy?  Simple ways to update a bathroom: update sink faucets, put in a unique new mirror, update lighting, paint cabinets white, update flooring, and add faux stone panels to the shower.  Faux stone panels are great because they are resistant to moisture and are easily cleaned.  Bathroom trends for 2018? Brass and gold tone fixtures.  Bring on the gold!
  3. Back Porch Remodel
    Everyone enjoys an outdoor area that can be used for times of solitude or times of gathering with friends and family.  No matter where you live, there are months out of the year where the outdoors can be appreciated.  If you don’t have an outdoor space that is inviting and comfortable, chances are you will miss out on this aspect of home ownership.  Facilitate being outdoors more with a back porch remodel.  Simple ways to do so: get new, comfortable outdoor seating, add pops of color with a fun rug or throw pillows, arrange potted plants to invoke an exotic feel, make an accent wall out of faux wood panels or create a bonfire pit out of faux stone panels, and add a table where meals can be enjoyed.  Trends for outdoor spaces in 2018? Fire features and modern ceiling fans.
  4. Front Porch Remodel
    While some people utilize the front porch as a place to enjoy the outdoors, most people do not.  However, this does not mean that front porch design should be overlooked!  After all, the front of the home is what gives off the ‘curb appeal’.  If you ever go to sell your home, keep in mind that your home will be judged by its cover.  Having a classy and updated front porch will do wonders for your curb appeal value.  Simple ways to do this: paint your front door for a statement maker, add a wreath for the season, put a fresh welcome mat at the door, place potted plants around the entry way, add seating if desired, and update exterior light fixtures.  Front porch trends for 2018? Overstated house numbers paired with fun door colors.