Upgrading an Outdated Home is Easier than you Think

November 24, 2016

An outdated home becomes difficult to sell. Buyers want something they can move into without needing to do much work to the home.

Upgrading an outdated home doesn’t have to include huge projects. With some homes, small changes can make a huge different. Here are some of the easiest ways you can upgrade your home.

Open Up the Space

Yes, you can open up the floor plan by knocking out walls, but this will require time, money and lots of work. You don’t have to take out walls to open up your space, however.

You can easily open up your home buy moving larger furnishing out or moving furniture around. Providing a new arrangement for a room may just open up and make the room look larger. In addition, moving out large armoires and cabinets will make your entire home seem more open.

Another way to open up the space is by using mirrors. A large mirror place on the opposite wall of any windows will help to reflect light and make the space seem larger.

Swap Out Handles and Pulls

Replacing your entire set of cabinets in the kitchens and bathrooms may cost thousands and take weeks or even months. However, you don’t need to replace the cabinets to give them an upgrade. Just by replacing the door handles and drawer pulls, you will provide a new look to the room.

Proper Lighting Goes a Long Way

Maybe the most budget-friendly way to really give your home a new look is through lighting. A room without good lighting may feel small. When you add new lighting, it will open up the room and provide a welcoming feeling.

Simple table and floor lamps may do the job. However, replacing outdated ceiling lights with modern pieces will do more than just update the lighting.

Create an Outdoor Space

Outside of your home may provide one of the keys to updating your outdated home. Turning a porch or patio into an outdoor room will add an amazing feeling to your home.

Comfortable chairs, a fire pit, outdoor rugs and the right string lights may be all you need to add a new room to your home. Of course, you can get fancy by adding brick pavers, a large pergola and privacy curtains.

You don’t have to spend a ton of cash and tear up your entire home to update it. Sometimes, a few small changes, a little paint and some cleaning can do wonders for an outdated home.

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