Making changes to your home that add value, beauty, and efficiency are always a good idea. There are plenty of options, so the first thing is to decide what you want to do now and later. You do not want to overwhelm yourself or your pockets, but upgrades of all sizes can be very beneficial. Here we will walk you through some options and give you tips on upgrading.
To reflect a large amount of sunlight and enable your roof and home to absorb less heat, you might consider a cool roof. Instead of replacing, you may want to change your roof to one made of reflective materials to achieve similar benefits to a cool roof. A roof is one of those things you will have to look at costs and repairs depending on the age of your home and the last time it was replaced. So please do any research and planning prior to needing one so that you can prepare more.
A kitchen is an important place for meals, memories, and one of those areas buyers look closely at when considering making a purchase. Countertops are a good way to add style and a more modern look to your home, especially if you plan to stay there. In 2021 the top material has been quartz for countertops. You, of course, can go with anything that catches your eye and will be easy to clean. When considering countertops changes, keep in mind that your appliances, current backsplash, sink, and flooring will still need to flow with the new design or color. That may spark other revisions, and we are all for that as well!
Entering and leaving your home is what makes your garage so appreciated and essential to your property and even your safety. One way to add some flare to the look of your exterior is to change the garage doors. This has also been mentioned as a big step in the right direction for the resale value of your home. Thinking of painting the house later? Well, if you start with the garage, consider your future ideas too.
If your current home does not already have one, you may consider replacing a traditional water heater with a tankless one that is more energy-efficient. You may find that it will cost more upfront for a tankless water heater, but you will reap the benefits in the long run. They are also reported to last longer, about twice as long as a standard water heater.
The upkeep of your yard and grounds is a regular and important part of the curb appeal of your home. It will also impact your resale value. Down the line, things like a walkway, changing plants or flowers, or having a specialist design a new look for your yard will bring on instant beauty.
If you have the space and love an outside area, then consider adding a porch, deck, or balcony to your home. Plants, furniture, candles, and drapery can create an oasis at home perfect for gatherings, events, and daily relaxation. It is also an enjoyable part of a home for some buyers or renters.
Over time and as you enjoy your home more and more, it is a good idea to look for ways to add renewable energy to your home. Making changes to not only cut back on bills but also help the planet is a great idea. You can start by getting an emergency solar backup system when there are power outages to keep the lights and things like the refrigerator working.