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Little Ways to Love Your Home

This Valentine’s Day, love is in the air! Not only does that apply to friends and family, but it also can apply to your home! Now is a great time to show your home a little extra love with some small and simple changes. 

A Splash of Color 

Revitalize your rooms with a fresh coat of paint. It's amazing what a new color can do to brighten up a space. Pro tip: Opt for a high-quality paint that not only looks great but lasts longer, saving you from frequent touch-ups. 

Small Change, Big Impact 

Swap out outdated hardware on cabinets and doors. It's a simple change that adds a touch of modernity without costing a fortune.  


Channel your inner minimalist. Decluttering not only gives your space a fresh, airy feel but also reduces stress. Donate, sell or toss items you no longer need – your home will thank you. 

Quiet Those Creaks 

Annoyed by squeaky doors or windows? A bit of lubricant on hinges can work wonders.  

Seal the Leaks 

Address those drafts by sealing up leaking windows and doors. Weatherstripping is a cost-effective solution that keeps your home cozy and your energy bills in check. 

Shed a New Light 

Consider switching to energy-efficient LED bulbs. They last longer and use less energy, making them an eco-friendly and budget-conscious choice. If you prefer a softer glow, opt for soft white LED bulbs to set the mood. 

Breathe Easy 

Regularly replace air filters in your HVAC system. It not only improves air quality, but also helps your system run efficiently, saving you money in the long run. 

Appliance Upgrade 101 

Thinking about replacing that aging refrigerator or dishwasher? Start by assessing the age, efficiency and repair history. If your appliance is on its last legs or costing you more in repairs, it might be time for an upgrade. Keep an eye out for sales, compare models and consider energy-efficient options to maximize savings. 

Remember, home improvement is about creating a space that reflects your style and meets your needs. These budget-friendly tips are just the beginning of your home transformation journey. So, grab your paintbrush, tighten those screws and let's turn your living space into a haven you'll love coming home to.  

Looking to break up with your home? Carrington’s family of companies is here to help you start your journey. Contact us today!