5 Signs Your Home Is Outdated – Sometimes features in a home can take a while to be “outdated” while others are considered trendy and can become outdated pretty quickly. Here is a list of features that can make your home seem outdated…
Fireplace – No, the fireplace itself is not an outdated feature but some of the accents just might be. The trend nowadays is to paint your fireplace white, but be careful with this as it might become an outdated feature in the future as well! Simply changing the mantel, replacing the tile surrounding the fireplace or updated the grill insert might give your fireplace the facelift that it needs.
Cheap Doors – Updated your doors to 6-panel or just a more sturdy, updated door can also give your entire home a facelift. Whether you keep that door a wood stained color or if you paint it white, think of the entire look and feel of the home.
Hardware – As you make adjustments to your home, don’t forget about door knobs, cabinet handles, faucets and drawer knobs. These can also make your home look outdated and by swapping them out for a few new options you can really transform your home.
Countertops – Do you have tile countertops in your kitchen? Maybe it’s a laminate option from the 90’s? If so, now is the time to shop for a better countertop. You can go for granite or another option but remember, keep it neutral for resale purposes! Instead of choosing a green countertop, maybe go for a neutral countertop with green accents in your décor or wall color.
Walls – Do you still have wall paper from 1982? Maybe the paint color is from the 90’s? What’s nice is that paint is easy to replace through the years so you don’t have to worry about this being an enormous expense to change up. Take a look at your walls and see if added a pop of color or toning it down to a neutral will update your home.
There are still ways to add your décor flavor to your home while still choosing options that will help in the resale of your home. Take a look at this list and take a look at your home. What updates will you be making this year?