Whether you want to increase the value of your home before selling it or you simply want to make it cozier and more stylish, an interior renovation is the way to go. Here, we highlight some great upgrades to make to the interior of your home so that it’s homier and more valuable.
Adding entirely new cabinetry to the whole house is not cheap—but it’s certainly worth it because it makes outdated rooms look cleaner and modern. Alternatively, consider painting existing cabinets and updating their handles.
Add Lighting Components
One way to make living spaces look more expensive is by swapping out old lighting for new ones. While at it, you can also replace light switch plates and outlets. These are usually very cheap. You can easily pick fancy-looking ones for under a dollar each. In addition, there are plenty of electrical upgrades that boost your home’s value and brighten it up.
Replace the Windows
Is the weather in your house cold and blustery? That’s possibly because of your old windows. Oftentimes they’ll let heat out of the room, thus making it colder and increasing your utility bill. Should you decide to replace your windows, consider going for energy-efficient options that eliminate drafts and leave the house feeling warmer.
Upgrade Fixtures, Fittings, and Finishings
There are a few things in the interior of your house that you can replace for cheap. Window frames, cabinet doors, doorknobs, showerheads, and circuit breakers are just some common examples. They may seem small, but they greatly affect the appearance of a house when they are rusty and worn out. The same goes for finishing—particularly paintwork. Unsightly window frames, bathtubs, tiles, and walls are always less-than-pleasant. Luckily, you can simply paint over them rather than replace them.
Spruce Up the Kitchen
If you’re going to invest heavily, especially for the purpose of selling the house, then start in the kitchen. Kitchen upgrades like installing new countertops and appliances usually add the highest value to a house.
Fix the Basement
This is especially necessary if your basement is prone to leaking and flooding. The moisture created not only creates a pungent unpleasant odor, but it can also compromise the house’s foundation. Of course, if the basement is badly damaged, then you may need the services of a professional.
Replace Old Ceilings
Popcorn ceilings are no longer fashionable. If anything, most of them pose a health risk because they contain asbestos. You’ll want to get yours checked for hazards first before you attempt to remove it. Again, you may need the services of a professional to install the new ceiling.
There are many other things that you can do, but these are great upgrades to make to the interior of your home without putting a dent in your bank account.