Outdated homes can be found everywhere. They are full of ancient, unattractive furniture and lack updates. If you live in an outdated home, the spring is a great time to begin sprucing up your home to make it more appealing to you and your guests. Read the tips below to get started.
1. Renovate the Kitchen
Performing renovations is an obvious answer when considering ways to spruce up an outdated home. One of the areas that should be at the top of the list is to perform a kitchen renovation. There are simple renovations that do not require demolition and rebuilding as well.
2. Say Goodbye to Popcorn Ceilings
Popcorn ceilings were created in the nineties by adding texture to ceilings utilizing a special painting technique. Thankfully, this ceiling style is severely outdated. An upgrade should be necessitated when renovating to include getting rid of the popcorn ceilings in your home.
There are many more popular ceiling choices that are available now. There are shiplap ceilings which expose the beams of your home for a more rustic feel. There are also, simply, smooth ceilings that require only a simple paint job in a smooth layer. Be sure to get rid of the texturized popcorn layer first though to achieve the best results.
3. Develop Curb Appeal
Curb appeal not only makes your outdated home look more attractive. Beautiful landscaping also assists in increasing the value of your home. Curb appeal is a necessary upgrade for investing in your home for what may come in the future.
Be sure the landscaping you choose for your home is suited to your personality. Choose flowers and plants that contrast in color nicely with the exterior of your home. Do not overdo it either, and be sure to take care of it to make sure the landscaping lasts for years to come.
4. Update the Flooring
Many older homes have carpeting or vinyl flooring that has been around for decades. This is especially true if your home is very outdated. The texture of these floors is probably tired and worn down from the many years of use as well.
For styling and efficiency, it is important to update your flooring. Start by seeing what is underneath the vinyl or carpeting. You may have a beautiful hardwood that can be utilized. If not, choose a carpet or flooring style that works best for you and your home.
5. Buy New Furniture
Gone are the days of plaid or floral sofas, coaches and chairs. Say goodbye to your grandmother’s hand-me-downs. If you can afford it, a major sprucing can be done by simply purchasing and investing in new items for your home.
There are plenty of stylish new options. There are leather, cloth and suede pieces that are available. There are even patterns that are more modern available for your choices as well. Determine a budget that you would like to spend on these items, and try your hardest to stick to that budget.
6. Perform a Roof Replacement
A roof renovation is a great part of sprucing up an outdated home. This is a maintenance task that must be done anyways in order to keep you and your family safe. Why not get it done as soon as you notice problems in order to give your home a new look and to keep you safe.
A roof replacement should be completed by a trusted professional. Ensure the roofer has the credentials required in order to make sure all safety standards and protocol are in place. Make sure also that they have a good reputation and experience.
7. Paint the Walls
Painting the walls can give your house a completely refreshed and new look after performing many of the renovations listed above. With all of the new items and new design, you will want to be able to show them off against a nice background.
Choose colors that highlight your personality. Make sure they are not too bright or overpowering. Let the paint colors speak for themselves and emphasize what is already in the rooms. Let them be the accent color that highlights your beautiful renovations.
Sprucing up an outdated house can involve many things. No matter what you renovate, be sure that the end results benefits you and your home. Let the new items and new features speak to you as a person and to the theme you want your home to have.