- You can get rid of the larger, bulkier furnishings or simply move them around the room as necessary to have a more open space.
- You can also place mirrors opposite your windows to reflect light into space and make it appear more open.
- Landscaping can increase the value of your new home by up to 12.7%.
If you’ve just acquired a new home, there are certain features that you may want to update to finally establish your dream home. You may want to make your house more functional, cozier, more spacious, or more beautiful – without making costly renovations. However hard it may seem, achieving this goal can be easy. All you need to do is know where to start, and the most important areas or items to prioritize, and all that is discussed below.
Your Floor Plan
When it comes to homeownership and home buying, open floor plans often top the list. Currently, more and more people are looking for an open floor plan that involves the family room, kitchen, and dining rooms sharing a single vast space. As such, there’s a high chance that you also fancy vast open spaces, but don’t wouldn’t want to achieve it by tearing out your new home’s walls
Thankfully, there’s a simple way to update your home to seem more open and airier than you think. Firstly, you can get rid of the larger, bulkier furnishings or simply move them around the room as necessary to have a more open space. Also, if there’s a huge cabinet or an armoire, you can add a coat of warm off-white paint to help it “disappear” into space. You can also place mirrors opposite your windows to reflect light into space and make it appear more open.
Besides making your home look more beautiful, landscaping can increase the value of your new home by up to 12.7%, according to Virginia State University. One of the easiest ways of updating your landscaping is by adding landscaping lighting.
Note that this doesn’t simply mean shining a direct light on a walkway, but carefully working with a landscape professional to create the most fitting ambiance with lights to highlight the best features of your yard.
You should also visit your local greenhouse to get the best plants for your landscape and improve the curb appeal.
Your Kitchen Appliances
Most people consider the kitchen to be the most valuable room in any house. The kitchen area should therefore be as good-looking and efficient as possible, and one way of ensuring that is making sure the appliances are in good shape.
One of the appliances you need to check is the refrigerator. If you don’t like the size or the condition of your refrigerator, replace it immediately. In many cases, new homeowners find smaller refrigerators than they can bear, and those who decide to keep them end up grappling with space issues.
The kitchen range is another appliance that you need to assess. Of course, you may find that you don’t need to replace the whole appliance, as a simple kitchen range repair may be enough to restore the machine. Just make sure you work with a specialized range technician to prevent costly repairs or high power bills later on.
Other appliances that you may need to upgrade include:
Your new home may also appear older, duller, or rustier than it really is due to the bathrooms’ or kitchen’s handle pulls and knobs. These parts are some of the easiest items to upgrade in the house, and they increase the overall appeal of any home’s décor effectively.
Depending on your taste and preference, you can choose from the available finishes, including brushed nickel, shiny stainless, aged copper, and bronze. There are many amazing choices on the market that can easily make it difficult for you to decide on what to go with, but at the end of the day, you’ll definitely find something to boost your home.
Since these items are not expensive, you can decide to purchase at least two materials of each knob, for instance, and try each one of them to see what works best in the specific room. You may find that modern stainless knobs are most appropriate for your country kitchen, or vintage-style knobs complementing your modern kitchen features most.
It’s great to have a new home; however, you’d not enjoy it if you’re always feeling like something is missing. You can consider upgrading your floor plan, cabinetry, kitchen appliances, and landscaping to come up with your dream home without spending too much or engaging in costly renovations.