When you buy a new home, it is common to want to make a few changes or upgrades. Few people find a home that is 100% perfect. While you may at first look at new Okotoks real estate and think it is a dream come true, soon you will discover that the kitchen is not quite right, the bathroom needs a bit of a facelift, or even that the paint does not match your taste. Here are some basic tips and trips for improving your home.
Increasing and improving the airflow in your home can change the entire way the space feels. Even if you have central air, consider installing ceiling fans in each room. Running these fans will cost less than the air conditioner, and will keep fresh air circulating through your home at all times. Your air will feel cleaner, you will save money and you will extend the life of your A/C unit. When prospective buyers come in later, the better flow can help net a higher sale price.
If you want to increase the usability of your space, consider space-saving appliances. Just about everything from your fridge to microwave to your washer and dryer units come in smaller-sized models. Some even manage to cram a lot of storage space into smaller package. Best of all, many smaller appliances are also more energy-efficient, which will save you money and reduce the carbon footprint of your house.
When remodeling rooms, look to your kitchen first. The kitchen is the most popular room to remodel, and for good reason. Upgrading this room can potentially net you a 500% return on the money you put in. Keep your design stylish and timeless—the more personalized or custom you make it, the less likely it is to appeal to a future buyer. Work on maximizing space and flow and creating a logical design.
A fresh coat of paint is one of the least expensive ways to give your home a fresh look and feel. Keeping your paint fresh and new not only carries an appealing look, but always feels new. When you embark on the road of painting, do not skimp on materials. The better quality paint, brushes and tools you use, the better off you will be.
These are just a few time- and money-saving tips for upgrading your new home. Are you ready to purchase your next dream home? Give us a call; we are here to help!