With the New Year approaching fast, people are coming up with all sorts of resolutions. Although most stick to smaller personal goals, some take things to the next level, such as major life changes.

In the majority of cases, these bigger changes start in the home. After all, what better way to begin the upcoming year than with a touched-up place you feel comfortable in? Plus, some renovating and refurbishing can greatly increase your home value, which is a nice bonus.

Read on if you’re ready to make your home look better than ever. Here are renovating tips you can consider.

1.   Painting

Painting your interior walls is always a smart investment that will make your home look newer and more put-together. In addition, it is the most cost-effective update you can do. Besides your walls, you can also paint your ceilings and windows. That way, you’ll complete the package and be fully ready to welcome the New Year.

2.   Refinishing

If you don’t want to paint the entirety of your home but still want some visible change, refinishing certain elements is the way to go. In this case, cabinets, stairs, and front doors are your best bets.

Front Door

In all spheres of life, first impressions are the most important step in making acquaintances. However, this fact doesn’t just apply to people. Namely, first impressions are also essential when it comes to visiting a person’s home for the first time.

So, if you want to make sure your house looks inviting and appealing from the very first glance, you should refinish your front door. Paint it and apply some shiny finish for a renewed look and you will breathe new life into your entire house.


Refinishing your stairs will give your home a sturdy and modern look. Moreover, it will increase your home value. Whether you paint the refinish and paint or stain the wood, paint the handrails, replace the carpeting, or do an all-around project — your home will definitely look and feel fresh. See our article on matching your staircase to your hardwood floors for more ideas.


Just like front doors, cabinets also sustain a lot of flaking, wearing, and staining throughout their lifetime. Luckily, it is nothing that a professionally applied paint and finish coat cannot fix. And if you also throw in some sanding, caulking, and priming, your cabinets will be as good as new in no time.

Final Thoughts

Renovating your home is a great way to get ready for the New Year and increase your house’s value at the same time. So if painting or refinishing cabinets, stairs, or doors are making the list, Mike’s Decorating and Painting will come in and help you check those as done! We have over two decades of experience in the business, so we will make sure that you welcome the New Year in a home that feels brand new. Give us a call, and let’s get to work!