One of the best parts of buying a new home is being able to decorate it so that it reflects your personal style. But, if you’re like many folks who don’t know where to even begin, here are some of the top recommended home upgrades real estate agents recommended in HomeLight’s Top Agent Insights for Fall 2022.
New Paint (78% Recommended)
Painting the walls in your favorite color is an easy way to let your personality shine. If you’re known as the person who always wears something in a particular color, the moment they see your walls, they’ll totally get it. If you prefer to go bigger, you can create unique designs, use wallpaper, and even use plaster to create texture!
Replace Carpeting (85% Recommended)
You might wonder how replacing the carpeting would be a way to show off your personality, but it is! When you replace a carpet and install new flooring (either laminate, hardwood, tile, or carpet), that, you have the opportunity to use colors, materials, and designs that you like. On top of that, you can use rugs to add more personality, color, and style!
Paint Old Cabinets (59% Recommended)
If your kitchen needs a facelift, painting your old cabinets are a cheap and easy way to do it. You can choose the colors that you like (if you like to follow trends, natural wood, sage green, black or dark blue are popular at the moment). You can also change out the hardware for more personalization.
Replace Countertops (58% Recommended)
Replacing the countertops can be a costly project, but it is well worth the investment. There are many countertop options to choose from, so the style, color, pattern, and material you choose can reflect your personality. For example, if you like glimmery things, you can choose quartz, marble, or granite. If you can’t afford the stone countertops
Install New Light Fixtures (57% Rec ommended)
When you move into a new place, you rarely think to change out the light fixtures for one reason or another. However, when new light fixtures can make a huge impact on the way the room looks and feels. There can find some really cool and interesting fixtures online or at your favorite home improvement store. Also, if you want to make a statement, you can find amazing light fixtures on Etsy!
Your home is more than just a place to sleep and store your stuff. It’s the place where you can be your authentic self. You can surround yourself with all of the things that are special to you and the things that bring you the most joy.
Of course, if you plan on moving in the near future, you’ll probably want to depersonalize so that your home appeals to as many buyers as possible!