Over time, the overall value of your home can decrease as it becomes outdated or run down. Fortunately, you have several options for affordably updating your home that not only make it more visually appealing but also increase its overall value. The following guide provides you with a few upgrades to consider making to your home.

1. Replace the Carpet With Hardwood Flooring

Carpeting can become worn and outdated over time. Rather than simply replacing the carpeting with new carpeting, consider adding hardwood flooring to your home instead.

Hardwood flooring is easy to maintain and will give your home an elegant look. You can choose from a variety of colors, wood species and sizes to ensure you can create the exact look that you want for your home. The carpeting can be removed and replaced with hardwood flooring within a few days.

2. Update the Cabinets in Your Kitchen

One of the first things that people see when they walk into your kitchen are the cabinets. If your cabinets look cheap and outdated, your entire kitchen will look lackluster.

When replacing the cabinets in your kitchen, consider if you like the current layout of the kitchen or if you would like to make changes to the layout. Before you order the cabinets, you need to know where you will place them in the room so that you can measure the space and order the right-size cabinets.

Once you know what size cabinets you need for the space, you will have to choose the color and style of cabinets you think would look best. If you are replacing the flooring in the kitchen as well, be sure to choose a cabinet color that will pair well with the new color of the flooring.

3. Update the Tile in Your Bathroom

The tile used in older bathrooms usually has a bold print or is brightly colored. These features typically do not fit in with the current decorating styles. To update your bathroom's design, you can choose to have the tile in your bathroom glazed to a more flattering color, or you can have the entire tile removed and replaced.

If you have the tile removed and replaced, you can choose to have an intricate design created with the tile to give the bathroom a more unique look. Consider your options before choosing to glaze or tile the bathroom, including what the costs for each would be.

4. Reface Your Fireplace

Refacing your fireplace can create an entirely new look in the room. Fireplaces are often the focal points for rooms, and choosing a more modern look for your fireplace can update the entire room quickly and easily.

When refacing the fireplace, you need to consider what you want it to be refaced with. You can choose stone, bricks, marble or even cement for the refacing. Choose the option that pairs best with the other elements in your home.

5. Replace the Siding on the Exterior of Your Home

The siding on the exterior of a home can become brittle and crack or fade over time. Replacing the siding on your home can serve as a face-lift that will add a lot of curb appeal to your home. Be sure to choose a color that is eye catching without being too bold. Many people choose a pale color for their home and a dark color for the shutters to create visual contrast.

If you are ready to update your home, contact Curry Construction today. We have the training, tools and experience needed to get large and small projects done quickly and efficiently.