How To Update An Old Home (For Less)

Recently, I have become a huge fan of mature homes with a modern flare. The contrast of older elements with newer ones adds character to a home. Buyers want an old home with history, but they do not want to give up modern conveniences.

Here are four (4) quick and easy ways to bring your home from the 1800’s into 2020 – without doing a full renovation:

Update fixtures – Replacing faucets, lights, and other fixtures can instantly change the feel of a room. Ditch the chandelier for a sleek, simple light fixture, and you will be amazed.

Paint – A fresh coat of paint makes a world of difference. Giving your walls a facelift can also open up a room, especially while using lighter tones. Older houses tend to have less natural light, so lighter paint colours create the illusion of more space.

Update appliances – Nothing dates a home like the appliances. Almost everyone wants a new washer/dryer, fridge, etc., even if they want an older home. Not only are newer appliances more aesthetically pleasing, but much more functional too!

Area Rugs – Older houses often have carpeted living areas, which can sometimes look outdated.

Full renovations are costly and time-consuming. If a full renovation is not in the cards for you, but you would like to spruce up your space – consider some of these options!