Updating the appearance of your home doesn’t always have to require emptying your wallet. In this blog, Prince & Sons has put together a list of inexpensive ways to update the interior of a home. While you can complete many of these inexpensive home improvements by yourself, don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re interested in more complex home renovations.
Painting is a great way to update the appearance of your home, both inside and out. Interior painting is much easier when it comes to DIY projects. If you are considering painting a room on your own, it’s important to first spackle any holes in the sheetrock and then do a light sand to knock down any imperfections. Remove switch plates and properly tape around baseboards, crown moldings, and light fixtures to ensure a finished product with clean, straight lines. Once the prep work is complete, you can paint away to your heart’s desire.
Updating kitchen and door hardware is another way to instantly transform your home from drab and dated to modern and sleek. Brass accents are now typically being replaced with oil-rubbed bronze and brushed nickel to offer an updated look. When purchasing said items, make sure you’re getting hardware with the same dimensions and hinge patterns. This attention to detail may prevent having to mortise out the edges of your doors and jambs to accomplish a flush fit.
Replacing light fixtures is another quick way to change the look of a room. While you may be comfortable replacing a light fixture on your own, we always recommend hiring a licensed electrician to ensure that you are following all of the necessary installation and wiring steps. Failure to abide to codes and proper installation practices could result in property damage, other electrical issues, or worse, injury.
While this task may not fall into the DIY category, it can be a great way to update the elegance of a kitchen or bathroom. While many dated homes have laminate and tile countertops, they can easily be replaced with modern styles of granite, quartz and other solid surface materials which are durable and much more attractive.
Window treatments are another feature in homes that often get overlooked. Many times homeowners will update blinds and windows upon the initial purchase of their home. Then, life happens. Suddenly, decades have passed before anyone really notices how dated the window blinds and drapes have become. As trends change it’s important to remember to update your window treatments. The options are endless and with choices from simple plantation blinds to modern geometric curtain panels, anyone can find treatments that fit their style.
If you’re inspired by this list and are not sure where to start, feel free to contact Prince & Sons today. today. The home remodeling experts at Prince & Sons, one of Durham’s general contractors, can take a look at your needs and create a solution that you’ll be happy with for many years to come.
Pick up the phone and call us today at 919-383-0888 to set up a free consultation.