Ever notice how spring cleaning never seems to end with spring? Maybe the reason is that really, home upgrades are at the heart of spring cleaning, and there never seems to be an end when it comes to home DIYs (do it yourself). When it comes to prioritizing your wish list, consider projects that will bring the most value to the home.
Home upgrades and improvements don’t have to be time consuming. Complete room remodels aren’t the only ways to add value to your property. Take a look at these three, easy-to-complete home improvements that won’t break the bank:
If your home is like many, it probably has basic plastic light switches and plugs. The easiest improvement anyone can do is to upgrade the light switch covers. The best places to do this are in the bathrooms, kitchen, master bedroom, and at the front entrance. It adds a little extra touch that will definitely leave a great impression.
If yours is also an older home, it probably does not have GFCI (ground-fault circuit interrupter) outlets. These outlets (identified by the red reset button) are used wherever water increases the risk of shock. To improve safety and add value to your home, replace regular outlets with GFCIs in the kitchen, bathrooms, laundry room, and anywhere that water is present.
Dimmer switches are also a nice touch to add in areas such as bedrooms, hallways and living rooms.
These are fast, do-it-yourself jobs, but remember to always cut the power at the main panel before attempting these upgrades. If you are not familiar with how to safely replace an electrical outlet, hire a qualified electrician. This will be a little more expensive, but it will be worthwhile.
Of course, if you’re looking for the ultimate home upgrade and are ready to explore your options, let me know by giving me a call.