ProSource | 8/15/2016 | Expert Advice
When you’re thinking about remodeling your home, the list of things to update is rarely set in stone. Especially when you have a specific budget in mind, it can be difficult to decide which things are the most important to update.
Choosing your updates based on your goals can help you pare down the list. Are you remodeling to sell? Are you remodeling a home you just moved into to make it livable and suit your style? These are important questions to ask.
Here are five upgrades that are both cost effective and high-impact.
Whether you’re just moving in or you’re prepping to go on the market, painting can make a huge difference. Particularly if you’re going on the market, neutral shades are a must. Luckily, grey is both neutral and trendy at this very moment.
Neutral colors not only modernize your house, but they can also make rooms brighter and give the appearance of being bigger.
2. Replace Old Or Outdated Carpet
You may be so used to your worn carpet that you don’t even realize how big of a difference fresh carpet can make in your home. New carpet has a very high ratio of value to cost and can substantially increase the perceived value of your home to a potential seller.
If you’ve just moved into a home, you’ll love how much newer your house will look and smell when replacing old carpet. Additionally, carpet should be replaced every 10 years or so for hygienic reasons, so if you’re unsure of the age of the carpet when you move in, it’s an easy upgrade and a no-brainer.
3. Remodel Your Kitchen
Sorry for the bad news, but golden oak cabinets went out of style a very long time ago. And unless your entire home is in need of an update and you’re putting it on the market as a fixer upper, it might be a good - no, great - idea to revamp the look of your kitchen.
You can install new cabinets or just use a little paint with a new countertop. A new faucet, a nice backsplash and hardware can make a huge difference not just in the look, but also the asking price. You can visit your local ProSource Showroom for all the latest in kitchen trends.
4. Remodel Your Bathroom(s)
The same concepts mentioned in number three are just as relevant here. The only thing more off-putting than an ugly kitchen is an ill-kept bathroom with an old tub and toilet.
The bathroom is where you shower. It’s where you walk bare-footed. A new faucet, tub or shower, and other fixtures can do a lot to seal the deal for potential buyers. If you’ve just moved into a home, it can do a lot to seal the deal on your peace of mind, particularly since this is a room that you most certainly use on a daily basis. Visit a ProSource Showroom to see the newest bathroom looks.
5. Change The Light Fixtures
Lighting is one of the more subtle features in a home, and is probably overlooked by bigger statements like kitchens, but updating your light fixtures can be the icing on the cake to give your home a fresh, new look. Replacing dated and worn fixtures is a cost-effective way to increase the overall look and feel of your home.
ProSource carries nearly everything you need to bring your home into the modern age. Look through the online catalog and add products you like to the myProSource Project Center.
With those preferences as a backdrop, talk to your trade professional about visiting one of our showrooms. Still looking for one? We can match you with a trade professional who will be perfect for your project.
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