We’re constantly evolving and so should our home. So, here are 14 small upgrades you should spoil your home with this year. They are quick and easy, and they don’t require a specific set of skills. Just make your home a cozy and safe place:
- Upgrade the Insulation
If you notice that your energy bills are getting higher and that you have to turn the heating up, it’s time to check the condition of your home’s insulation. Even you don’t experience these problems, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. So, take time to check or upgrade your building insulation and have a nice, warm and safe house.
- Upgrade the Flooring
You can either change old flooring by installing a new hardwood one, or you can choose a less expensive option and remove the old carpet. You can find modern and chic carpets, any color and design you like. A new carpet will give the room a fresh look without much effort.
- Paint the Walls
Instant makeover can happen with freshly painted walls. Good quality paint can cost between $30 and $60 a gallon. You can easily lighten up the room with bright paint or make a statement with bold colored walls. You don’t have to paint the whole house, start by painting one or two rooms, or even one wall with a different color. If you decide to go with plain walls, you can hang some photos, paintings, or even decors like anchor decor, hanging oars or you can go with one big center piece.
- Upgrade the Bathroom
Easy and quick upgrades of the bathroom can be simple as replacing the toilet seat, shower head, or deep cleaning the bathtub. If you have a small bathroom, there are many ways to keep it clean and organized. In addition, if you ever decide to sell the house, upgrading a bathroom is always a great return.
- Upgrade the Laundry Room
Upgrading the laundry room with new appliances is great, but if you’re on the budget you can upgrade it by organizing the space. Put new shelves to put away the laundry, buy new baskets or buy new jars so you can store detergent and softener.
- Upgrade the Kitchen
You don’t have to spend a lot of money on upgrading the kitchen. Paint the cabinets to give them a fresh look, replace the old handle pulls and knobs with new ones or install new countertops. Even by doing these simple ideas, you will notice a big change in your kitchen.
- Upgrade the Pantry
Organizing and labeling spices, cereals, or flour can make your cooking a lot easier. You can either choose shelves or a drawer, whatever works better for you.
- Upgrade the Curtains
Adding a new curtain in your living room or bedroom can change a boring room into an interesting one. Choose from a variety of colors, designs, lengths, and many more.
- Make Your Home Safer
Nowadays, you can secure your home without having to spend a fortune. A security camera will provide you with needed peace since you can have 24/7 video monitoring of your home. You can connect it to your tv, mobile phone, or computer and always check the live view and stay informed.
- Upgrade Light Fixtures
One of the effortless upgrades of your home could be new light fixtures. Getting a new floor lamp or a table lamp can add a new dimension to the room. Also, getting a new chandelier can make a bold statement, like a piece of artwork. They are not only the source of light but a great decoration, too.
- Upgrade the Garage
Often forgotten but upgrading the garage can make a huge difference in your everyday life. Take time and declutter it. Get rid of the things you don’t need and only keep items you are using. Make custom shelves for additional storage and add hooks for more vertical space.
- Under Cabinet Cleanup
Not as nice as decorating your house, but eventually you need to clean under the cabinets. They are often filled with stains and spills. The easiest way to clean up any mess is by installing adhesive vinyl tiles. They are cheap and easy to put together.
- Upgrade the Exterior of the House
Simple exterior upgrades can be replacing old and broken vinyl siding with new ones, painting a fence, window shutters, and front door.
- Upgrade the Landscape
Upgrading your front yard or backyard can just become your new hobby. Start with easy to take care of plants. There are so many of them with different colors and sizes, and plants add a new look to the house. Also, try building a wooden planter box and planting colorful flowers.
With these 14 affordable and small upgrades, you will love spending time at your home since it will have the latest and modern look this year.