Is it time to do updates to your home and you are trying to determine what should be improved? It is a common quandary for homeowners to have trouble sorting out what should be updated. To begin the process it is beneficial to look at your home with a clear perspective and think about what is most important.
Some questions to ask when considering updates are:
How much can I afford to spend on improvements?
Perhaps you will work with funds that are readily available or you may secure financing for the project. Interest rates are low and right now it is a great time to borrow for home improvements. Many projects will also improve the resale value when the time comes to sell.
Are there safety concerns?
For example, if you have wiring that is not working properly, loose stair railing or tiles it is most important to have these items repaired or replaced. These are great ways to make your home more safe and modern.
What features of your home are wore out and in need of repair?
If you have doors or windows that are not working properly or not energy efficient an update may save you money in the long run. The front door makes a great first impression, so a new one will give you the benefit of both form and function.
New appliances are another feature that make a significant visual impact and are more energy efficient now than ever.
Leaking faucets are a common problem and may also be repaired or replaced. This is a way to save water and make a kitchen or bathroom more updated, too.
Cabinetry that has hinges or drawers that are not working properly are another concern. You may replace the cabinets all together or consider having them refinished and new hardware installed.
Are there fixtures or finishes that are out dated?
Lighting is one of the most popular ways to update your home for a minimal amount invested.
Flooring is a very common improvement as well. Rather than having several different types of flooring on one level of your home, installing one kind of flooring will give it a more cohesive look. Prefinished hardwood flooring and luxury vinyl tile are prevalent features in homes. Both are easy to maintain and are very affordable.
A fresh coat of paint is always an inexpensive way to freshen a home as well.
These are just some of the improvements that will make your home more safe, functional, and pleasing.