It’s time to invest some money in updating your home. You want to get the most bang for your buck, so consider these suggestions for modernizing your home without busting your budget.
If you have old carpet or linoleum, it’s time for a change. The size of the area that needs a new look and the flooring you choose both contribute to the price of this upgrade. Carpet is cheaper than hardwood floors, but hardwood lasts longer. For carpet, choose a neutral color in frieze. It’s affordable and durable. Find carpet retailers listed on sites such as Canada 411. If you choose hardwood, solid oak is a good choice because it’s attractive and stands up to tough treatment.
Many people find that setting aside a couple of weekends gives them enough time to do some interior painting. Generally, wallpaper looks dated. Remove wallpaper carefully and cover the wall with a high quality paint. For very little money, especially if you paint the walls yourself, you’ll achieve a more modern look.
As money allows, replace outdated kitchen appliances with stainless steel models. Stainless steel creates a modern and sleek look in kitchens. As an added bonus, look for energy-efficient models that will save money on your utility bill. Those savings make appliance upgrades even more attractive.
Poorly lit rooms can look drab and dated. Flip through interior design magazines and you’ll notice that light and airy looks are very popular. Improve a room by purchasing a couple of modern lamps that provide the right amount of light. Track lighting is another modern choice. Even swapping heavy drapery for shears or wide blinds will let in more light and give your room a more up-to-date feel.
These four inexpensive upgrades will improve your home’s appearance.