When you buy a home to live in, you will probably wind up spending years there. You might even be there for decades. Eventually, no matter how much you love your home, you are likely to update it somehow. Here are five updates to help your home feel brand new.
Sometimes, all you need for some new energy in your home is a new coat of paint. Whether it’s one room or the entire floor, you can add a fresh vibe with any shade that you want. You could end up changing the paint on the exterior of your home. It’s one of the simplest home improvement projects you can do. And you can usually do it yourself for interior spaces.
2. Metal Roofing
One part of your home that is likely to need replacement several times over the decades is your roof. That is unless you decide to install something that will outlast the decades. Metal roofing, installed by professionals such as Alliance Exteriors, can last up to 50 years. You’ll spend a lot less on repairs and maintenance during that time. Plus you can find something that looks just as good as shingles, if not better.
3. Go Open Concept
You’ll likely need to consult a general contractor to determine the feasibility of this option. If your home can withstand any inner walls being taken out, you might be able to create an open-concept space. Being able to combine a kitchen, dining room, and living area all into one big space makes socialization and entertaining much easier to do. You’ll also have an easier time keeping track of your kids and pets while you move around your home.
4. Add a Bathroom
Older homes don’t have as many bathrooms as newer homes, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add them. Knocking out a closet might mean being able to add a shower to a powder room. Also, plumbing, fittings, and fixtures can turn any room into a bathroom. Adding an on-suite to a master bedroom can make a dramatic improvement to your life and make you feel like you’re staying in a luxury hotel.
5. Replace Flooring
One thing that often gets overlooked is our floor. They take the brunt of our day-to-day activities in our homes and sometimes don’t get tended to as frequently as we would like. If you have hardwood floors, vinyl, or carpet, it will be much easier to replace than tile. But all are projects that can be done in a week or so with the right tools. Changing the color or design of the flooring will bring a new mood and ambiance to your home and tie in all the new updates that you have already been working on.
No matter how old your home is or how long you’ve lived in it, there are things you can do to make it feel brand new. From top to bottom, all of these projects will breathe new life into your current home. Some of them may require you to hire a professional or a team, but many of them can be done on your own when you have some free time.
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