If you want to improve your quality of life while also increasing the value of your home, you might be interested in updating it. You probably want to live in a home that is well-designed, and a prospective buyer wants the same thing. Unfortunately, performing a major renovation can be time-consuming and expensive, but there are more cost-effective ways to update your home. What are a few of the top ideas?
Paint Your House
One of the first ways you can update your home is to give it a fresh paint job. If you have an older home, a fresh coat of paint can go a long way toward making your home feel younger. Furthermore, there are still homes that have very outdated color schemes, and some of them even use wallpaper. Right now, neutral colors, such as grey, are very popular among homebuyers. In addition, neutral colors are very easy to match with furniture.
Update Your Lighting
You can also update your home by improving the lighting system. If your lights are not that strong, certain rooms might feel small and cramped. On the other hand, a room that has plenty of natural light feels much more open and welcoming. Even something as simple as swapping out your light bulbs for LED bulbs can go a long way toward making your home feel more inviting. New light bulbs might also use less electricity, which can help you save money.
Swap Out The Handles And Cabinet Pulls
The kitchen is the heart of the home, so you should consider updating this room as well. You do not need to swap out all of the appliances and cabinets. Even something as simple as updating the handles and cabinet pulls can make your house look young and fresh. For example, stainless steel, aged copper, and brushed nickel are a few of the most popular materials for cabinet and drawer pulls.
Get A Landscaper
Finally, you can also update your home by hiring a landscaper. You may want to start by mowing your lawn, but you can also make your home look younger and more welcoming by planting a few flowers and bushes. This is also a great way to make your home more sustainable without breaking the bank.
About the Author:Babak Moghaddam graduated from University of Southern California in 1985. He entered the mortgage industry as a compliance auditor at the Bank of New York in 1986 and completed his masters in Business Administration two years later. After seventeen years in the traditional mortgage banking world Babak finally transformed this vision into his own practice in 2002 when he formed Charter Pacific Lending Corp, a mortgage company that has provided over $900 Million in residential real estate loans throughout Southern California. Babak and his team do things a little differently than other mortgage providers. They work as financial advisors, because they have come to realize that a mortgage is a very powerful financial tool. And just like any other financial tool, it should be managed as part of the overall financial management plan to reach every home owner’s long and short-term financial goals much faster. You can contact Babak for a free consultation and strategy session at (800) 322-1217 X103.