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story.lead_photo.caption A bathroom is made spa-like through the addition of basic elements such as candles, bath salts and teak bath caddy.

Want to bring new life and energy to bland, boring spaces? Even the most well put-together home can use a refresher. The good news is you don't necessarily have to break the bank to achieve a reinvigorated or reimagined space. Here are five ideas you can take on quickly, easily and inexpensively.

ORGANIZE YOUR CLOSET

So often, closets are bottomless pits of items that have yet to be put away or organized. It is difficult to properly organize if you don't know what you have. Organization can be enhanced through the use of creating distinct zones for certain items and closet organization helpers such as slim hangers and organization boxes.

BRIGHTEN A CHILD'S ROOM

From bright bedding to adding an accent wall, colorful toss pillows and artwork, a child's room can easily be uplifted with splashes of color.

CREATE FUNCTION FROM A DISCARDED OR UNUSED SPACE

Whether it's a windowless room or an odd niche, find a way to give purpose and function to a unused area of your home.

CREATE A SPA-LIKE FEELING IN YOUR BATHROOM

You can easily add serenity and calm to a bathroom through the use of elements such as bath salts, candles and other spa-like accessories and accents.

UPGRADE A SMALL BATHROOM

Bathroom fixtures are typically high-ticket items, but there are ways to refresh a bathroom quickly and inexpensively. Consider refreshers such as swapping in a pedestal sink, mirror or small items such as changing a light fixture, towel bar or faucet.

Cathy Hobbs, based in New York, is a television host and interior design and home staging expert with offices in New York, Boston and Washington.

Photo by TNS/Design Recipes
A powder room is refreshed by adding an inexpensive pedestal sink, mirror and towel bar.
Photo by TNS/Design Recipes
A child’s bedroom is refreshed through the addition of bright bedding and artwork.
Photo by TNS/Design Recipes
An organized closet — with the help of slim hangers — creates distinct his and hers areas.
Photo by TNS/Design Recipes
A windowless, unused space is turned into a home office.

HomeStyle on 05/11/2019

Print Headline: Home refresher course achieved in 5 easy steps

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