Five eye-catching interior updates for your home
Following are five high-value interior updates you can make to your home that will increase the value of your residence considerably while making it eye-catching and much more appealing to yourself, guests, and especially to potential buyers.
Upcycle Your Furnishings: Rearranging furniture, moving some pieces to different rooms, can do a lot to update your home. Add slipcovers to sofas and chairs and purchase some new throw pillows. Upcycle a table, bookshelf, or other pieces of wooden furniture by giving it a fresh coat of paint or stain or a weathered look by using some sandpaper to achieve your desired result.
Give Walls a New Look: A fresh coat of paint can also transform the look of a room. You don’t even need to paint the entire room a new color. Just do an accent wall in a lively color or clean up the trim. Or consider using patterned wallpaper, beadboard, board and batten paneling, or tile and stone accents to create texture.
Update Your Cabinets: You don’t need to spend a ton of money replacing your cabinets to give them a new look. Change out old cabinet pulls for some with a more modern look. Options are available in a variety of styles and a range of finishes, such as brushed nickel, stainless steel, bronze, copper, black, and more. A fresh coat of paint or stain can also bring new life to these surfaces.
Change Out Some Lighting Fixtures: Better lighting can make a space look bigger and more welcoming, bringing a whole room to life. Change out table and floor lamps and try them in new places. Replace old wall-mounted and ceiling fixtures with ones in more modern styles.
Add a Fireplace or Wood Stove: This is a larger, more expensive project, but worth considering for the comfort and ambience a hearth product will bring into your home. Don’t think of it as a centerpiece for your family or living room. A fireplace or stove also makes a nice accent to a study, bedroom, or bathroom. And if you have a luxury home with a library appointed with custom woodworking, a fireplace is a great addition to this room.