The best thing about buying a new house is that it’s supposed to be a blank slate (if the previous owner listened to their Realtor®, of course). You have the opportunity to make it your own and design it in a way that reflects your personality. It’s like being a kid and your parents tell you that you can decorate your room however you want. It’s exciting!
There’s a lot that you can do to personalize your home, to be sure. But, here are five of the top recommended upgrades highlighted in Top Agent Insights for Fall 2022.
Painting the walls (78% Agents Recommended)
It’s simple to let your personality shine by painting the walls in your favorite color. They will completely understand if you have a reputation for wearing the same color clothing all the time the moment they see your walls. If you’d like to go bigger, you can make original designs, use wallpaper, or even add texture using plaster!
Change the flooring (85% Agents Recommended)
Although it may seem strange, replacing the carpet is a great way to showcase your personality. You have the option to use the colors, materials, and designs you prefer when replacing a carpet and installing new flooring (whether it be laminate, hardwood, tile, or carpet). Additionally, you
Jazzing up cabinetry (59% Agents Recommended)
Painting your old cabinets is a simple and affordable way to update your kitchen. You can select the colors you prefer (if you like to follow trends, natural wood, sage green, black or dark blue are popular at the moment). Additionally, you can swap out the hardware for more customization.
New countertops (58% Agents Recommended)
Although replacing the countertops can be expensive, the expense is well worth it. The style, color, pattern, and material you select for your countertop can all reflect your personality because there are so many options available. For instance, you can choose quartz, marble, or granite if you like shiny things. If the stone countertops are too expensive for you, you can definitely find cheaper alternatives like epoxy, concrete, or wood.
Install new lighting (57% Agents Recommended)
For one reason or another, you rarely consider replacing the light fixtures when you move into a new place. However, adding new lighting can significantly alter the way a space feels and looks. Some really cool and intriguing fixtures can be found online or at your preferred home improvement retailer. Additionally, if you want to stand out, check out the incredible light fixtures on Etsy!
Your house is more than just a place for you to store your belongings and sleep. You are free to be who you truly are there. You can encircle yourself with all of the items that are dear to you and that make you happy.
Naturally, you’ll want to depersonalize if you intend to move soon in order to make your house appealing to as many buyers as possible.