Buying a new house can be a stressful experience. Starting a home project may be the last thing you want to do after moving into your new home. However, with a shortage in available homes in the Salmon River, Walnut Grove, Abbotsford and Maple Ridge area there may be some updates required in your new home.
Here are some easy home improvement projects you can do to update your home without too much hassle:
- Change the locks
Safety is of top importance. Before you move in, remember to change the locks, as the previous tenants or the real estate brokers might have a spare key. Don’t forget to change the locks even in barely-used areas, such as the back door in the kitchen or the garage door locks. While it might seem like an unnecessary expense, saving money is not worth the risk of having your privacy breached.
- Switch out the popcorn ceiling
Popcorn ceilings are an unsightly blast from the past that makes your home look old and outdated. Also, some popcorn ceilings may contain asbestos, which can cause severe respiratory problems when you inhale its abrasive fibres. Consider investing in ceiling replacement, not only for improving the aesthetic quality of your home but also to safeguard your health.
- Paint your walls
A new home, especially one that you didn’t customize yourself, might come in colours that don’t fit your family’s style. A fresh layer of paint helps personalize the space while adding an extra layer of protection to your surfaces.
- Crown Molding
Adding low cost crown molding can help increase the charm and value of your home without a huge hassle. Local home hardware stores are happy to help with the best options for your needs.
- Update finishings
Your new kitchen may not be the kitchen of your dreams (unless you’re working with the right realtor) but there is an easy way to spruce it up without much investment or hassle. Change out your existing hardware and replace it with new fresh finishings. This will help clean up the look of the room.
- Install fences
If you have pets or children, fences provide extra security. Fences are great additions to your home and keep your family safe. Not only do they conceal your home, they also secure the perimeter of your property, adds to your home aesthetic, and increases your home’s value. Some people prefer purchasing homes with fences, and that can be used to your advantage if you decide to sell your property a few years down the road.
- Add more storage options
Who doesn’t like more storage? Having more room for your things makes it easier to avoid clutter and makes your home look neat and organized. If you have limited space, trying vertical storage may be the best solution. There are also a lot of hidden storage designs available in the market today.
These home improvements also work if you’re looking to spruce up a property you want to sell. Read more on how important good photography is to sell your home. Simple improvements like the above will help your house look clean and finished in your new photos.
If You’re looking for new houses in Walnut Grove, Salmon River, Abbotsford or Maple Ridge get in touch to see how we can help you find the home of your dreams.