Install New Floors
One of the easiest ways to upgrade your home is by installing new floors. You can choose from a wide variety of flooring materials, including traditional standbys like carpet and wood-like laminate. In addition to improving the look of your home, new floors can also help you save on energy costs by keeping heat in during winter and cool in summer.
Paint The Walls
A fresh coat of paint is one of the most inexpensive ways to upgrade your home. Repainting your walls can help improve the look of your home and even lower Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in the air.
Make sure to buy the highest quality paint you can afford and test colours on a piece of scrap or a small area before painting your entire room. Also, purchase only the amount of paint you need as it will not last forever.
Upgrade Door Knobs
Door knobs may seem like a small detail, but they have a huge impact on the look of your home. Outdated builder grade knobs can age your house fast, while new ones can give it a fresh and modern look.
To upgrade your doorknobs, remove the old one and screw in a new set using the screws provided with them. If needed, use wood putty to fill any impressions, screw holes or mortises in the doors and frames.
Light switches can seem like a dull necessity, but they can also be a great place to show off your decor skills. You can find a wide variety of decorative plate covers that will fit your style, from simple wood to luxury metal, and they typically cost less than £20 each.
You can also upgrade your switches to smart ones that allow you to control the lights in your home with your phone. These are a little more expensive, but they’re still relatively cheap to install.