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Home renovations are one of the most overwhelming tasks to take on. With the added pressure of trying to make your home look both aesthetically pleasing and modern, it can be hard to know where to start. However, there are many upgrades that can be done that will provide both beauty and function for your home. Here are some simple tips you can use to upgrade your home in a way that will benefit you both now and in the future.
Replace Doors & Windows
One of the best ways to upgrade your home is by replacing your doors and windows. Replacing these features can be pricey, but it’s important to consider that not only will you be getting new, beautiful doors and windows, but you’ll also be improving the air quality in your home. If the window or door isn’t sealed well, it can allow dust and pollen into your home which can cause allergies for adults and children alike. And while you’re at it, make sure to get sliding doors replaced with French doors or bi-fold doors. This will provide more natural light (and therefore better air quality) into your home.
Add a Shower
Bathtubs are a beautiful addition to any home. However, they will age over time and can become a hassle to clean. Plus, bathtubs can be difficult for some people to enter and exit easily due to size or physical limitations.
One of the most popular upgrades homeowners make is installing a shower in place of the bathtub. A shower will give you the same benefits as a bathtub (e.g., relaxation) while also providing more functionality (e.g., ease of use). Plus, it’s easier to clean!
Some homeowners may worry about not having enough space in their bathroom after adding a shower installation; but with the addition of a few creative features like corner shelves and mirrors, you can still enjoy all your favorite bathtime rituals while enjoying more space and function in your bathroom.
Update Your Lighting
The first thing you should think about when considering home upgrades is lighting. Upgrading your lighting will not only make your home look better, but it will save you money on energy bills too. If you have overhead lights, consider changing to LED lighting. They use less power and last longer than other light bulbs. Not only that, they emit a warmer light which can create a more inviting atmosphere for guests and family members.
A good tip to remember when upgrading your lights is to keep it simple. For example, if you want to replace all of the light switches in your house with smart ones that let you control the lights from your phone, resist the urge! You’ll save yourself a lot of headache and time by simply replacing one or two throughout your house with these new types of switches.
Install a Kitchen Sink
Kitchens are often one of the most expensive rooms to renovate. And with good reason! They’re often the heart and soul of the home. Thankfully, there are many upgrades that can be done that will provide beauty and function for your kitchen, like installing a sink that provides an additional source of water for your landscaping. This upgrade may require permits from your local building department but it can be a great way to conserve water and increase the curb appeal of your home at the same time.
We hope these upgrades inspire you to do some renovations in your own home. Whether you’re looking for functional or beautiful upgrades, the improvements you make will be noticed and loved by everyone who visits your home.
By Meghan Belnap
who is a freelance writer who enjoys spending time with her family and residing in Oklahoma.