Upgrading your home can increase the resale value and give you a more aesthetically pleasing vibe that will help you love your home. Investing in your home can be expensive, but there are many inexpensive ways to upgrade your home on a budget. However, the return on investment (ROI) on updating your home is often worth the investment. Here are some ways to upgrade your home this year.
Add a Fresh Coat of Paint
A fresh coat of paint can transform a room and update it instantly. Paint has myriad uses ranging from walls to windowsin your home. You might be surprised how much some paint can change the environment of a room. Painting is cost-effective and adds to the value of your home. Paint can cover embellishments from kids, pets or furniture scraping against the walls.
It can also cover holes in the walls from hanging mirrors or other decorative items. Paint can make spaces appear bigger or smaller depending on your chosen color scheme. Paint can give new life to furniture, cabinetry and your garage or patio floors. Paint colors can perceive the eye and bounce light much like positioning a mirror opposite a window. Light walls can make small rooms appear larger and vertical stripes can add height to a room with a low ceiling.
Paint samples can provide ways to test colors in your space to see which ones you like. Neutral colors are always excellent choices because they go with everything and can add to the appeal of your home. You can always add a splash of color to personalize your rooms, like with an accent wall or colored cabinets in your kitchen.
Update Your Appliances
Old appliances can make kitchens, laundry rooms and even bathrooms feel outdated and minimize the quality of the room. Update appliances like your refrigerator, stove, washer, dryer, and bathroom vanity to increase the value of your home and add to its appeal. Matching appliances can add continuity to your home and attract buyers. Plus, newer appliances are much more energy efficient, saving you money on your bills and helping you be kind to the environment.
You don’t want a random-colored appliance that will throw off the vibe of the rest of the room. A fresh coat of paint and a new vanity can completely transform your bathroom. Similarly, a new washer and dryer can elevate your laundry room. Front-loading machines can save storage space and provide organizational and storage solutions. You can sit them side by side or stack them to maximize your space and add to the functionality of your room.
Replace Your Front Door
Your front door is often one of the first things people notice on your home’s exterior. You can paint your front door or add a stain finish to upgrade its appearance and appeal. Or, you can install a new door for an entirely new upgrade. If you have an old entry door, you could be exposing your family to risks like mold, insects and limited security. Weathered doors can be dangerous and lead to mold and mildew entering your home.
A new front door can also elevate your curb appeal and make the outside of your home look brand new. You can also consider replacing your garage door to boost your home’s exterior appeal and save on energy costs. If you have space around or under your front door or it’s hard to open, it may be time to replace your front door. If your door isn’t damaged, you can add a fresh coat of paint to transform it instead.
Install New Flooring
Updating your floors can increase your home’s value and add to the appeal of your home. Laminate and hardwood floors are durable, often inexpensive options that can upgrade your space. Carpets are easily stained and can be difficult to maintain and keep clean if you have children or pets. Hardwood floors can increase your home’s price by up to 5% if you want to sell.
You’ll want to ensure that the flooring you choose has continuity and flows throughout your home to increase your ROI. If you already have hardwood floors, you can refinish them to increase your home’s value. Hardwood floors can be tricky to maintain, so you want to ensure that you take good care of them if you want to see an ROI. Hardwood flooring can be expensive, but the price changes depending on the wood you choose.
Laminate flooring is an excellent option to use that’s more affordable and often just as appealing as hardwood. If you’re installing flooring in your kitchen, bathroom or laundry room, you’ll want to ensure it can withstand its exposure to water. Tile is often an ideal choice for bathrooms and kitchens since they are more resilient to moisture.
Upgrading your house can help you create a home. Utilize these tips to transform your house into something you love and can maximize your investment by attracting buyers and increasing the resale value of your home.