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Inexpensive New Year's Updates for Your Kitchen & Bathroom

Updated: Jan 26

Hello there! I hope everyone is having a great start to the new year! For me, welcoming the new year is a process. It doesn't start on the 1st or even the weeks after. It's goals that I want to set for myself through the year. Yes, I would like to start eating healthier, lose a few pounds and maybe start walking (Exercising) again. Blah blah blah. lol

As for my home, and to welcome in the New Year, I have thought of some inexpensive ways to refresh a couple of the main spaces in my home that I would like to share with you. Instead of adding new decor, I thought that bringing in some new necessities that we use every day that would make for a freshened up look.

A LITTLE KITCHEN REFRESH

There are several ways that you can refresh your kitchen without spending a lot of money. One idea is to add new dish clothes (a pack of 6- $5.99 from TJ Max) and hand towels( a pack of 2 dish towels -$6.99 and a pack of 3 - $9.99 both from Home Goods) to replace or add to your existing towels. How about a few new dish cleaning accessories! A cute little wooden handled bristle brush ($2.99 from TJ Max) for your dishes and pots. How about a fancy new handled sponge ( shown on the left - $4.99 from Home Goods) for cleaning wine and drink glasses. Or a new soap dispenser ($7.99 from Home Goods) with one of your favorite fragrances, just might do the trick.

I placed some of my cleaning tools on top of a rustic style wood cutting board that I am using as a tray and I placed the little scrub brush in a small bowl ($2.99 from Home Goods) next to my faucet. (isn't it cute!) I also used this unique little cream colored ceramic dish ($2.99 from Home Goods, which I think is originally supposed to be used for holding disposable sugar packets), to hold my dish towel.

*Below: (Please don't mind the knots that are showing through on my ship lapped back splash. How embarrassing! Yikes! These knots started to appear more darker over the past year and I definitely need to paint my ship lap this year. This will be one of my many goals for this new year.)

How about adding a few new fun cooking utensils to what you already have. I have collected these over the past couple of years. I was displaying them for more of a decor statement, but I think, this year, I might start actually using them! (Spatula - $4.99, Sauce Mop - $4.99, Wisker - $5.99, all from Home Goods)

This new throw rug was only $12.99 at Home Goods!

It's really good feeling to add some new inexpensive things to my kitchen that I can use everyday and at the same time, make it look refreshed for the New Year!

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INEXPENSIVE IDEAS FOR A BATHROOM REFRESH

Our bathroom is very small and is the only bathroom in our house. We had updated our bathroom twice since we have been here. It's starting to show a little "wear and tear". I think a fresh coat of paint will fit into our budget, but until then, there are a few inexpensive ideas that I wanted add to freshen up this space. Adding a new white bath mat ($19.99 from Home Goods) will go with any decor and can brighten up any bathroom.

Because my bathroom is so small, I tend to like things clean looking and uncluttered. So by incorporating more necessary items to use as part of your decor, can bring your bathroom back to life. A new set of bath towels can also brighten up your bathroom. Bath towels can be a big expense if you buy them all at once. This time of year I know many store have "White Sales" for Kitchen and Bath towels. But to stay within my budget bought one set of towels (Under $20 from Home Goods) to add to my existing towels. Maybe just buying a couple of hand towels ($5.99 each), for now, can make your bathroom look and feel more refreshed. In addition, something as inexpensive and as simple as a new soap dispenser ($4.99 from Home Goods) for your sink, along with a new hand towel can be a nice change.

Some other ideas can be replacing an old shower curtain. That, I did last year and it's still very new looking. To freshen it up I just put through a wash cycle and then hung it back up to let it air dry. Also, just by replacing your shower curtain liner every 3 months with keep your shower feeling refreshed throughout the year.

If you have a window in your bathroom like I do, changing out a new curtain, valance or blind can make a big difference too.

Well . . .Thank you for Stopping by!

And I hope I was able to give you a little inspiration by showing you some ideas on how to refresh your Kitchen & Bathroom.

I would love to hear from you! Please don't hesitate to comment or mention any update ideas you have done to start off the New Year!

Kindest Regards,

~ Maria @ Willow House Lane ~

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