Just Get The Keys To Your New Place? 4 Easy Upgrades You Can Do Immediately

14 April 2017
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog


Part of the joy of owning your own place is that you are free to make any changes that you want. If you are eager to start making changes to make your new place feel more like a home, start with these 4 things.

The Appliances

You use many of the appliances in your home every single day, so there is no reason to be stuck with one that you do not like very much. That's why many homeowners decide to upgrade your appliances soon after moving in. For example, you may want to get rid of that old refrigerator and replace it with one that has a water dispense and an ice machine, or switch out your electric stove for one that uses gas. These are all relatively simple upgrades to do that will make your place more enjoyable.

The Fixtures

Faucets and light switches are another common feature that are frequently used in a home, which are also easy to swap out. For the bathroom, you can get rid of an old shower head and replace it with one that has a detachable shower head. Throughout the home, standard light switches can be replaced with dimmer switches when appropriate. Swap out a kitchen faucet for one that has hands free operation, which will make prepping meals easier.

The light fixtures are another way you can do an upgrade. A stand-alone light can easily be upgraded to a ceiling fan, especially in a bedroom where more air circulation can make the room feel more comfortable when sleeping.

The Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting is another simple upgrade you can do on your own. Try adding a row of lights that line your outdoor gardens to make them stand out at night. If you own an apartment, consider adding some lighting to your balcony so that the space is more enjoyable at night.

The Back Splashes

It's easy to customize your kitchen by adding a new back splash to it. This compliments the existing counters, so you don't need to worry about doing an expensive countertop replacement so that everything has a uniform look. Back splashes can be as simple as a solid piece of material that goes part of the way up the wall, or more intricate tile work that you install over a weekend.

For more ideas about quick upgrades to make, discuss it with your realtor for inspiration. They have seen plenty of homes that could give you inspiration.