5 Ways to Upgrade Your Home
Today, we’re sharing 5 Ways to Upgrade Your Home as part of a sponsored post.
In our lifetime, we will likely make a lot of purchases, but one of the big ones is the purchase of a home. Over time, we want to see our home increase in value and one way to do that is by making upgrades. These upgrades may not all happen at once but may need to take place over a number of years. Here are five ways to upgrade your home.
1 – Add new lighting. It’s amazing how much good lighting can open up and brighten your home! A room with poor lighting can look small, dark and cramped, whereas a well-lit room feels open, airy and inviting. An easy way to improve lighting can be by adding table lamps or floor lamps. Tall floor lamps in dark corners or lamps on side tables are easy ways to improve the lighting in your home.
2 – Add wallpaper. I remember wallpaper when I was a kid and today; it is WAY different! Wallpaper today is available in a variety of graphics and patterns and is now even easy to remove and install! Be sure to research the cost of wallpapering a room so you can plan out an accurate budget for this home upgrade.
3 – Update your cabinetry. This could be as simple as updating the drawer pulls and handles or replacing the cabinets altogether. You’ll want to look at updating the cabinetry in your kitchen, laundry room, bathrooms and hallways. You may even consider adding cabinets in your garage as well.
4 – Replace the flooring throughout your home. There are all kinds of types of flooring out there, including laminate, tile, carpet, and solid wood. Not to mention different patterns and colors you can choose from. Perhaps you want to upgrade your home look and replace linoleum with heated wooden floors or replace tile with new carpet. You may even want to add a new floor rug, which is a great way to open up rooms in your home as well. It’s really all a matter of personal preference.
5 – Landscape your yard. Often, landscaping is overlooked. Add in some trees, a couple of raised garden beds or flowering shrubs to add curb appeal to your home. If you’re new to landscaping, consider heading to your local nursery or greenhouse to get help picking out plants and flowers. Start out by adding a couple of flowering shrubs and then add a small raised garden around your walkway. Plants by the front door are great too!
Remember that while upgrading your home can take a lot of effort and time, it can also be a lot of fun. Enjoy the experience and how beautiful your home will be once your upgrades are complete. Oh, and let’s not forget the increase in value too – woohoo!
How would you upgrade your home to increase its value?