Not every home upgrade or improvement is one that delights you. Let’s face it – some just feel necessary and aren’t inspiring. Yet should it be this way with home design? We think not.
Accordingly, here are 5 upgrades that hold the prospect of delighting you or being a pleasing addition at the very least.
Adding a Wall Veneer
A plain wall is not inspiring or interesting to look at. Whether it’s a sidewall to the home or a decorative wall in the backyard around the BBQ, why not add something that will make it pop?
Adding a thin stone veneer is an excellent choice for walls because it provides visual variety while upgrading the overall appearance. Whether it’s a gunmetal marble, galaxy glitter, or harvest gold sandstone, each offers an impressively differentiated visual to enjoy.
Putting in a Swimming Pool
It’s only appropriate for certain states that enjoy enough sunshine to make it worthwhile, but adding a pool is high on many homeowners’ bucket lists.
There’s the option of whether to create an indoor pool or one that’ll be outside and usable for fewer months of the year. But either way, it will enhance your backyard considerably and please everyone who lives there (and who isn’t afraid of the water).
Redo the Driveway
If the driveway is something that’s always been a bit of an annoyance to you, but you try to overlook it, then maybe it’s time to remedy that.
While a driveway isn’t going to blow the roof off for you in the excitement stakes, getting one put in that is to your specifications and removes an eyesore will likely still make your day. So, don’t discount the benefit of getting this done.
Add Hardwood Flooring
If you’re tired of the carpeting and would prefer hardwood flooring for an elegant touch, then it comes down to how many rooms you want to overhaul?
There is quite a bit of work involved with tearing up the carpets and installing hardwood flooring. If you’re thinking of doing it yourself, be prepared for it to take more time and be more inconvenient than you’d imagine. Also, if you tear up the carpet and find something untoward, then any floorboard issues must be resolved before laying the new hardwood flooring down.
You might not be ready for a total kitchen makeover, but sometimes a few modern touches can do wonders.
For instance, replacing the weathered countertops with new ones while buffing up and repainting the kitchen cabinetry will deliver a whole new look. It also won’t come with the same sticker shock price tag of having the kitchen ripped out and replacing everything including the appliances too.
Alternatively, maybe you’re happy with the kitchen because it’s only a few years old, but you’re less pleased with the aging appliances. In which case, getting a new cooking range if you love to cook is going to be ideal.
Not all upgrades are people pleasers. But by picking and choosing what to get done, you’ll get results that will be worthwhile for you.