Home renovations can be stressful, no doubt about it. In the end they should be worth it, but sometimes that light at the end of the tunnel can look pretty small. They can be overwhelming as you’re navigating a new experience. You don’t know what the end result will be, and you’re investing both your time and your money, hoping to bring a vision to life. Sometimes a home renovation just isn’t in the cards. They can be expensive, they can be time-consuming and sometimes it just doesn’t make sense. But never fear! If you’re still looking to update your home, you can do so without going for a full overhaul. And that’s where the Australian Heritage Homes blog comes in handy. If you’re newer to the site, we welcome you! We’re passionate about making your dream home a reality, and this blog serves as a host of resources for just that. Today, we’re talking through ways that you can update your home without going for the full renovation.
Create an entrance experience
Curb appeal has never been more important or more valuable, and the exterior of your home, specifically the entrance, can say everything about a house to your visitors. That’s why your front stoop is a great place to focus on when updating your home. The projects and opportunities here are aplenty. You could repaint your front door or switch it out for an entirely new one. You could add plants or a fun rug. Get creative and have some fun.
Update Your Hardware
It seems like every time we blink, there’s a new technological advance and our appliances are already outdated. While this can be overwhelming, it’s a great way to update your home, without spending the big bucks. Take a look at your existing appliances. Is there a different look that you want to go for? Are there new functionalities available in the market that you’d like to add to your home? Appliances can be a big sticking point when it comes to selling your home, so it makes sense to make the investment.
Brighten it up
There are many beautiful styles of architecture that don’t leverage light as much as they could. If you’re passionate about a period-style home, don’t let this deter you. There are still many DIY ways to add light, which can help spaces feel bigger and more open. Then there are all of the functional benefits – like reading without straining your eyes, etc. Replace existing light fixtures with more updated options or add additional lighting like recessed lights. Just make sure that you’re consulting a professional, especially if you live in an older home. The last thing you want to do is damage the existing lighting or lower the value of your home.
These are just a few ways to update your home, but there are dozens more. Looking to get creative? Reach out to the Australian Heritage Homes team. We’d love to hear from you and answer any questions that you might have.