How to Complete the Updates on Your Home for This Year

How to Complete the Updates on Your Home for This Year
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    Did you know that most homeowners overlook the many opportunities to update their homes in a year?

    With all the emphasis on new trends, it's easy to forget that an upgrade can be as simple as switching out a light fixture or changing your throw pillows.


Fortunately, we also live in an age where interior design and home-update content streams on Instagram and YouTube make it easier than ever for us to look at homes with fresh eyes, and find inspiration for our own abodes.

If you’re thinking about selling soon or want to change things up, here are some easy ways to update your home this year.

Change Out Your Light Fixtures

Light fixtures can be an easy and inexpensive way to change up the visual appeal of a room. They can also be expensive to replace if you need to hire a professional.

  • If you’re more of a DIY-er, you can check out craigslist for a selection of second-hand fixtures – or even repurpose a fixture you already have.
  • If you have a neutral wall color, you can also try changing out your light bulbs for different colors to help brighten or dim a room.

If you have the funds, however, light fixtures are an easy way to change the feel of a room and can be done at any time. You can even do a few fixtures at once and use your current ones in other rooms.



Repaint a Room or Two

If you have neutral-colored walls, repainting them can be a quick and easy way to completely change a room’s mood. Even if you have a neutral color on your walls, you can paint a few accent walls to help define different spaces.

Painting can be as simple as taping off and painting over a room. It can also be as complicated as stripping and sanding walls to prep them for a new coat.

If you’re not comfortable doing all the prep work, it may be beneficial to hire a professional painter to get the job done in a timely fashion. However, if you want to repaint a few walls, a roller and a bucket of paint are all you need.



Install or Upgrade Your Home Security

A security concern is one of the most common reasons people decide to sell their homes. If you’re looking to update your home and increase your appeal to future buyers, installing or upgrading your home security could be a good idea.

Some companies, such as DFW Security, know that this is incredibly important to think about. From installing new home security systems to adding a security light, there are many ways you can protect your home and ease the minds of potential buyers.



If you own a home and are considering selling, it’s a good idea to have your home security systems inspected and updated before listing the house. Depending on the system you’re using, there may be an easy and affordable upgrade that can help you sell your home faster.

If you don’t know where to start, you can also hire a professional to help you install everything you need. This can also be a good option if you’re not sure what you need and want to be sure you’re getting the best system for your home.

Freshen Up Your Flooring and Rugs

If you have hardwood floors or carpeting, a good cleaning and vacuuming can go a long way. You can also try covering your flooring with a fresh rug or area rug. Rugs are a great way to freshen up an entire room while keeping your hardwood and carpeting in good condition.



If you want to go beyond cleaning, you can also try re-coloring your hardwood floors or carpeting. If you want to dye your carpeting, be sure to look into the right amount of dye for your square footage. If you want to re-color your hardwood floors but don’t want to strip them down, you can also try painting them.

Finally, don’t be afraid to fail. As long as you have all of your own safety precautions in place, you can’t break your home by trying out a new design or paint color. If you aren’t completely happy with the results, you can always change it again.

Stay open to new ideas, and don’t be afraid to experiment. If nothing else, you’ll learn a lot about your home and have a fresh new look.

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