It’s time to start spring cleaning

April showers bring May flowers and it’s time now to sow the seeds of a new season in your home. Over the winter, we collect things: holiday gifts, cards, hats, mittens and mismatched socks. You may have felt the need to hang onto your clutter through the dark and chilly months, but now that the sun is reaching in through the windows, the dust bunnies and old sweaters are exposed—and they don’t look good.
It’s time to start spring cleaning! Now, I’m one of those rare breeds that really gets into cleaning. Unlike many other projects in life, cleaning is an endeavour that can be tackled and completed in a relatively short time frame. Eventually, your home will be clean and ready for spring, which can freshen up you mood and put a spring in the step of your whole family.
Where to begin?
Even though I’ve claimed to be a lover of cleaning, I must admit that cleaning and organizing an entire house is a daunting thought. So, I’ve devised a bit of a guide for the aspiring spring-cleaner.

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Commonly Neglected Spaces: The Hallway

The hallway is not often first on the list for home renovations, but your hallway is the entrance to your home and sets the expectation for the rest of the house. At the very least, you shouldn’t underestimate the importance of this connective space. The hallway is the passageway through which air and light travels through from room to room, so this area will help determine the flow and sense of openness about your home.
There a few major elements to consider in any hallway design project: light, height, air and flow. This recent Space Harmony project was a perfect example of a neglected hallway and how changing this little-thought-about area can dramatically alter the appearance and feel of your space.

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