Attention New Homeowners! Have you recently moved into an older house and are looking to give it life on a budget? Spring is right around the corner and that means the housing market is about to get crazy with people looking for new homes.
So this post is for new homeowners or those of you that finally have the time now to make a few simple updates to your house. Below I list FOUR ways for you to quickly and easily update your home.
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Giving your home a fresh new coat of paint can completely change any room in your house. Yes, painting isn’t super fun, but believe me, you will never regret it! I recommend you paint one room at a time starting with the rooms you plan to spend the most time in.
My second tip for new homeowners is all about light fixtures. If you are looking for big ways to change a space, lighting should be on the top of your list! Moving into older homes tends to mean that the lighting will be outdated. Start with your dining room chandelier and then tackle those boob lights 😉
Checkout my lighting blog post: Bye, Bye Boob lights
HomeDepot.com, Wayfair and Amazon are great places to find affordable and beautiful lighting.
Outlets & Light Switches
Something a lot of new homeowners may not think to update when moving into their house is the outlets and light switches. In a lot of older homes the outlets and light switches are that off white/cream color. Updating these to white or even a more modern color like black can make a huge difference.
WARNING: My husband and I have changed out all of our outlets in our home. If you plan to do this, make sure you learn how and that the electricity is off! I may or may not have shocked myself a few times 🙂
Adding new curtains or shades to your windows can really update a room. My Amazon store has my favorite curtain rods and curtains linked under window treatments where you are bound to find affordable options for your new home!
Just remember to take your time and don’t get overwhelmed with all the projects you want to do! These four home improvements will make a huge difference in a short amount of time!
*We changed out all of our trim work for painted white trim, but this is definitely not a “simple” task. It’s something we decided we wanted to do, saved up for it and then implemented the new trim room by room.