A major home renovation can be a massive expense and a lot to deal with – and some of us simply don’t have the time, money, or patience. However, if this sounds like you, this doesn’t mean you’re left with no options.
A few simple home upgrades can actually make a significant difference on how your home looks, feels, and functions. These don’t need to be done all at once, and they don’t require a massive upheaval of your life!
Look at these four ideas and consider what a major impact they could make on your home.
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If you live in an older home, you might’ve noticed that your flooring is typically the first aspect of your home to show serious wear and tear, especially if you have carpets.
Giving your home’s floors a refresh and installing new tiles or hard wood flooring can really make a huge impact and give your space a more luxurious and finished feeling. Pick a high-quality material that doesn’t show much wear and will last you for years.
Getting an expert’s opinion is a good idea, but you also need to consider your own lifestyle and think about factors like whether or not you have kids or pets, the function of the room, etc.
Paint and Accent Walls
A really quick and easy way to completely transform any room is with a new color or some kind of intrigue on the walls. Painting the walls a new color or adding something like a wood trim accent wall or a colorful mural can breathe new life into a space and give it a completely different vibe.
Think about what style you’re going for in a particular room and look around online for color palette inspiration to get started. A painting job can be done without hiring any professionals and could even be a renter-friendly project if you get permission and you’re willing to repaint before you move out.
Many older homes don’t have a whole lot of built-in storage space and rely on wardrobes and chests of drawers. Installing shelving, a closet, or built-in cupboards can be a real game changer for your storage solutions as well as the aesthetic look of your home.
This could end up being a big project, but if your budget isn’t huge, you could keep costs down by doing DIY shelving too. Make sure that you have the right tools, equipment, and materials, and that you work carefully.
Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Finally consider home upgrades that will improve the energy efficiency of your home. You might install new heating or cooling systems, invest in more energy-efficient appliances, and do some research to help you decide whether it might be worth it to install solar panels.
These changes might not add much to the aesthetic value of your home, but they could increase its resale value and help you save in the long run, and isn’t that what we all really want?