C&G’s Guide to Quick and Easy Home Upgrades

Looking for ways to spice up your space, but don’t have the time to commit to a largescale renovation? Bigger projects may look impressive but small and simple upgrades are just as effective! This latest C&G blog lists some great suggestions for sprucing up the main areas in your home.


Give your kitchen a makeover by painting a new colour on your cabinet or pantry doors. Alternatively, swap out your old handles for a modern and stylish design. If your small appliances – for example, toasters and kettles – are becoming outdated, replace them with a new matching set! After playing with the colour scheme, finish it off with a vase and fresh flowers to breathe new life into your kitchen.


Is it time for a new bedframe, or new bedsheets? Change the orientation of your bed, add some colourful pillows or throws, and voila! A completely new look! Perhaps it’s also time to re-evaluate your wardrobe and donate items you no longer use. This will clear the clutter and allow you to re-organise your storage. Floating and corner shelves are also perfect for filling up negative space, and allow you to display books, vases and photographs in a unique way.


Bathrooms are one of the easiest rooms to upgrade. If you have builder-grade mirrors, consider implementing your own frames. Display your towels and bathroom essentials on a small shelf or caddy. If you have enough natural light, bathrooms are also the perfect homes for indoor plants. There are many excellent Bayside nurseries such as POP Wilder in St Kilda, Bay Road Nursery in Sandringham, and Bayside Gardenworld in Elwood.


It’s always a good idea to re-assess your curb appeal. This is the first thing people see when they step onto your street. Perhaps your front door needs a fresh pop of colour, or a few extra plants to brighten up the porch? First impressions matter, and you’ll need to present a beautiful front should you decide to sell your home in the future.



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