There are certain rooms in the home that you use more than others, especially if you do a considerable amount of entertaining. Home upgrades to these spaces require plenty of careful consideration. You may be thinking a $5,000 budget is not going to get you all that far, but you will be pleasantly surprised at just what you can accomplish without going too far into debt with a large loan.
Although not technically a room inside your home, your outdoor living space is equally as important. When furnished and decorated properly, you will spend a tremendous amount of time out there, and this will ultimately end up being where you make a lot of great memories. If you have the space create a living room area as well as a casual kitchen. Just imagine friends and family gathered around your outdoor farm-style table for Sunday brunch!
You have heard that the entryway offers the first impression of your home, so it should be sensational. If you have multiple kids and rarely do any entertaining then perhaps a mudroom at the back door would be a better option. Otherwise give your guests something to talk about the second they walk through the door. An ornate chandelier, custom wall-mounted fountain, full-length mirror and plush seating should set the tone for the rest of your home quite nicely.
New cabinets are what usually come to mind when upgrading a kitchen but that does not mean that is your only option. Evaluate your lifestyle and make your own decision. Maybe new cabinets are the best option, but perhaps a built-in wine rack or grow tower for year-round fresh greens and herbs will be more appreciated. If you have been longing for a functional island where you can cook while guests gather around on high back bar stools then make this your next project.
If you never take baths you might as well remove that tub and surrounding and have a modern tiled shower with glass door installed. The tiling is available in every color and pattern imaginable – you can even have a bench, corner shelves and other features included.
Trying to decide where to invest your home upgrades fund can be a big decision. Choose a project that you have had your heart set on or one that will simply enhance your lifestyle. To stay within your budget be sure to shop around for the best material prices and get at least three quotes before hiring a professional to do the job.