Choosing the Right Updates for Your Home

Kitchen Remodel Tailfeather Kitchen BeforeChoosing the right updates for your home can be a challenge. If you live in Glendale or the surrounding area, and you’re looking to update your home, you’re certainly not alone. As homes age, we look to add upgrades, some simple and others large in scope. In some cases the updates are just for a home owner: you might want a new wall color or new flooring for aesthetics, but in most cases adding value to the home is a strong factor. So, which updates are most important in our market? According to HomeAdvisor.com, a website for home owners to connect with contractors and service providers for home projects, the top five home projects in Glendale, AZ are bathroom remodel, painting, kitchen remodel, kitchen and flooring.

Choosing the right updates and staying on budget. Of the top five projects, there are clear high dollar options, like changing carpet to hardwood floors, or a complete kitchen or bathroom renovation and remodel, but unless you’re in the market for a major project’s price tag, most likely, budget is a concern.

Look for simple aspects in the area or room. Often, updating smaller parts of a room can make a significant impact. In small areas like a bathroom, new tile or cabinets will make a huge impact without breaking the bank. New lighting or plumbing fixtures are also small details in a kitchen or bathroom that range in price from very reasonable to quite high end, all of which add fun, new elements to a space. These minimal effort and affordable changes can certainly give your room a fresh update. One important consideration in remodeling a space, be it a big or small update, it considering the impact on your daily life in that space. Look for a couple key aspects that will bring a positive impact and focus the budget there.

Without knocking down walls or changing any hardware, paint is a quick, easy change. Updating the paint in your home is a great way to make the space feel new or different for a reasonable cost. A fresh coat of paint in the same color will even bring that clean, new feel. Adding accent wall colors is a great way to bring an update to a room without the full commitment to a new color. This also keeps a level of comfort with the old color on some walls.

In choosing the right updates for your home, whether you’re looking to completely redesign an area in your home or just some simple, on trend updates, Elise Fay and Associates can help. Give us a call today.