Are you considering making an upgrade in your home, but are trying to legitimize the cost? Well, there is no need to fret, because there are a lot of updates you can make in your home that can both improve the quality of your life and the resale value of your home. In so many words, making an investment in your home is worth the cost, because you’ll make your return when you finally decide to sell your home. Plus, there is a good chance that there are many updates that you had no idea you needed to make – updates that could also make your home more comfortable and energy efficient. Here are five simple and budget-friendly home updates that add value.
- Update your bathrooms. Out of all the rooms in your home, the bathroom is often the easiest and more affordable room to update – mostly because there isn’t a lot you have to do. For instance, you could retile your bathtub or shower – you could also install brand new fixtures. As for the sink, you can either add a new basin or you can go for a brand new faucet.
- Update your kitchen. Many homes are in dire need of a kitchen update – either the appliances aren’t as efficient as they should be or they are aesthetically dated. So, why not start with getting a brand new fridge and oven. You can often get a great deal on kitchen packages. Packaged deals are lot more affordable than purchasing the appliances individually. After you update your appliances, you can give your counter backsplash some new magic with either a paint job or you can apply some tiling that will give your kitchen a modern, luxurious edge that you will love.
- Update your flooring. Just look underneath your feet – do you have old, dated carpet? Would your home look a lot more beautiful if you got rid of the ugly shag carpeting? If this is the case, you may want to think about ripping up the carpet. You may be surprised to find that there are beautiful floors underneath. If not, you could install some beautiful faux flooring that won’t take long to complete and it won’t set you back that far financially.
- Update your HVAC system. There is also a high probability that your HVAC system – particularly your furnace – is ready to be replaced. One of the biggest signs that your furnace is about to fail is if it is blowing cool air – you may also notice your energy bills going through the roof. If this is the case, you may want to completely swap out your old machine for a new one.
- Update your lighting. Making lighting updates in your home is often the easiest and most budget-friendly way to change the ambiance of your home. Simply adding a dimmer functionality can take a living room from a harshly lit room to someplace that is cozy and inviting. In the end, you can easily install dimmers yourself, but you want to be mindful of the electrical hazards before you do.