Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

Having a home that’s up to date is appealing to many homeowners. Updated homes tend to be more cost effective overall and have an energy that many find invigorating. Of course, not every home comes like this. If you’re preparing to sell your home or just bought one that could use an update, there are some home improvement projects worth considering.

Install New Appliances

Your average appliance lasts anywhere from ten to fifteen years, depending on the appliance. Depending on how well the appliance has been cared for and maintained, that lifespan may be even longer. It’s a pretty significant range, but even on the shorter end of things, by the time an appliance breaks down, you can expect to see some serious improvements and updates made to new models. If the appliances in your home are nearing the end of their lifespan, installing new ones can be a good way to update your home.

Replace Your Floors

Fresh, new, clean carpet can feel amazing underfoot. But if your home has wall-to-wall carpet, it may feel somewhat dated. If you love carpet, you can still have it in bedrooms, but give some serious thought to replacing the floors elsewhere to give them a more up-to-date feel. There are many types of floors with different maintenance demands. Give some thought to your lifestyle and the needs of your household when choosing your new flooring material. That will help you make sure that your new floor is a good fit for your home.

Replace Dated Fixtures and Hardware

If you have old fixtures in your home, such as yellow light switches, old outlet covers, or outdated lighting, replacing these with newer alternatives can be a good way to give your home a facelift. The same applies to hardware throughout your home. Even something as simple as swapping out the hardware in your kitchen and bathroom can be enough to give it a whole new look. Better still, it’s a pretty affordable project and is often one of the home improvement projects you can DIY if you want to.

Whether you’re preparing to sell your home and want to get the best price or you just bought an older home and want to give it a more current look, there are multiple home improvement projects you can pursue. Installing new appliances, replacing your floors, and replacing dated fixtures and hardware can give your home a new lease on life. Take a look around and see what sort of improvements are the best options for your home.

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