5 Ways to Improve Your Home Without a Major Renovation
If you want to improve your home without a renovation, you’ve likely considered a few different options. Often, large, complex home renovations can seem like the only way to improve your home, but it’s possible to do with a few smaller projects.
This can be a daunting process, which is why we’ve compiled the top five ways to improve your home, without tackling a major home renovation. From new appliances and flooring to painting your bathroom, there are a number of ways that can help you improve your home.
Finding Your Home’s Potential Through Improvement Projects
If you know you want to begin a few home renovation projects but don’t know where to begin, we recommend walking through your home and property with a critical eye. This will help you prioritize and choose what you would like to focus on.
Another way to brainstorm your home improvement projects is to bring in an interior designer or a home renovation company. They can offer an experienced eye to your space, and recommend some ways to improve your home without extensive work. Each will know current trends, helping you make the best decision for your home.
At Purcell Quality, we’re experienced in creating a plan to improve your home to better suit your needs. There are a number of options that don’t require a significant amount of work, but will update your home.
These are our top five recommendations for improving your home:
- Update kitchen appliances
- Repaint living areas and bedrooms
- Upgrade the flooring throughout your home
- Update your bathroom
- Use landscaping to improve your curb appeal
Each of these projects can help improve your home with minor work.
Update Your Kitchen Appliances
If your stove is from the 80s and your dishwasher is on its last few years, it’s better to replace them now rather than waiting until they break. This gives you some time to find what you’ll truly enjoy using and seeing each day, instead of purchasing a quick replacement.
This can be an important part of your home improvements if your appliances are mismatched. If your refrigerator broke but you didn’t want to update everything and it now doesn’t match, investing in kitchen appliances that do is one of the best ways to change your kitchen with very little work.
Add a Fresh Coat of Paint
If your appliances are already upgraded, but you’re still looking for a way to improve your home, new paint can be an excellent option. Over time, paint can become dull, scratched, or out of style.
When you repaint all or part of your home, you can choose a new color scheme that you’ll love. You could repaint with a fresh coat of white, off-white, or taupe, or you could choose a bold color as an accent. This can add some personality to your home, and is an ideal way to change your home’s appearance.
It’s amazing how a new paint color can update your home, and it’s an ideal way to show your design aesthetic without a major renovation, whether in your kitchen, living room, or bedrooms.
Upgrade Your Flooring
If your flooring never looks like it’s clean, replacing or upgrading it can help improve your home’s appearance. Carpet can become damaged over time with chemicals, stains, and general wear, so replacing it can help improve your home without a long project.
This is also an ideal time to replace yellowed laminate flooring and warped hardwood, which can make your living space look new again. Your flooring choices can really add to the room’s aesthetic, and can make a great impact.
If you have pets, hardwood or tile flooring is best because of how easy it is to clean. This can help your new flooring stay in great condition for many years.
Give Your Bathrooms a Facelift
After the kitchen, bathrooms are one of the most important areas of the house. In order to maximize your bathroom’s appeal and comfort, focus on giving your bathrooms a facelift. There are a number of ways to do it.
- Shower or bath
- Light fixtures
- Sink and counter
The paint color in a bathroom can affect the appearance of size, making it an important change. The vanity is also important, and can be valuable storage space. Purchasing a new vanity and wall color can make a great difference in your home.
This is one room, though, where we recommend considering a renovation. Because tiling, showers, toilets, and tubs can be difficult to replace while maintaining a cohesive appearance, a bathroom renovation may be the best option.
When you plan a bathroom renovation, you can begin from the studs and determine what you truly enjoy in a bathroom, as well as how to maximize the space to improve your home’s aesthetic.
Use Landscaping to Improve Your Home’s Value
Curb appeal is the first impression your home gives. When determining how to improve your home without a major renovation, your landscaping should be a priority. The steps vary with the time of year, but there a number of ways you can improve your landscaping.
- Use fertilizer on grass
- Mulch all gardens
- Prune bushes
- Fix missing or broken pavers
- Plant new perennials and annuals
Improving your landscaping doesn’t need to be complicated. Plant some flowers (and maintain them), and prune bushes that are growing into walkways or getting too unruly.
Whichever way you choose to update your landscaping, it can make a big difference in your home’s curb appeal. A manicured front lawn leading to a beautifully decorated front porch can make a great first impression that doesn’t involve painting your home’s exterior.
Timing Is Everything for Home Improvements
These projects can help improve your home without a major renovation, and you don’t need to accomplish all of these at once. Timing these improvements can make a significant difference, even if it’s not a large project.
If you have company coming to stay, you’ll want additional time installing appliances or painting the bathroom with their arrival. There may be some pieces that need to be fixed after install, or you may need to choose a new paint color. If you have guests arriving tomorrow, that will add stress to what is already a busy time.
Improving your home without a major renovation doesn’t need to be complicated. When you focus on these five ways, from updating appliances to landscaping, you can create a home aesthetic you’ll love and a welcoming space for your family and friends.
Are you looking for ways to improve your home? Contact us for a quote on both small and large home renovations that will serve your family.