It’s easy to grow accustomed to what you’re surrounded by. It happens often to homeowners who are excited to start remodeling their home when they buy it, but all those updates get forgotten about as the years roll by. It’s even worse if you have owned your home for decades. You may have completed a home renovation 20 years ago, but today, your updates are outdated!
Whether you’re looking for ways to modernize your home or you’re getting ready to sell, look for these signs that your home is outdated and in needed of an update.
Carpets Where They Don’t Belong
Carpet is great in the living room and the bedroom, but in the kitchen? It’s even worse if you have carpet in the bathroom, which was popular in the 90’s. No matter what it looks like, it should be removed and replaced with hard flooring. It’s not a bad idea to replace the carpet in the dining room while you’re at it.
It’s true that laminate countertops can easily look outdated, but it’s not the worst culprit in the kitchen. If you have a tile countertop, it’s definitely time for a kitchen remodel.
It seemed like a great compromise between expensive countertops and cheap laminate in the 90’s, but it is nearly impossible to keep clean. Not to mention, it just looks ugly.
Instead, install countertops like:
- Stainless Steel
Flimsy Wood Paneling
Quality wood paneling can be a great addition to a den, office, or library, but that’s not the kind of paneling we’re talking about. Flimsy wood paneling was popular in the 70’s. If you have it in your basement, in a bedroom, or even the living room, it’s time to replace it. At the very least, paint it a lighter color to open up the space.
We aren’t talking about a splash of color on the shower curtain or the towels. If you have pastel tiles, and especially if you have a pastel tub or toilet, it’s time to consider a bath remodel.
One-day bath remodels can provide you with a new tub that is fit right over your old one, and a quick vanity replacement can get rid of pastel countertops. And of course, ditch the fuzzy toilet seat cover.
Glass blocks were a fun and decorative alternative to traditional windows in the 80’s, but no other home feature screams outdated like glass blocks in an entryway or bathroom. Fortunately, it’s a fairly easy thing to fix. Most glass blocks can quickly be removed and replaced with a traditional window by professional installers.
Tired of feeling like you’re living in a previous decade? Choose home remodeling from HomeWerks. Contact us today, and we can tell you everything you need to know about bringing your kitchen, bathroom, and more into the 21st century.