Everyone wants to deck up their house with some of the best upgrades in order to make life more comfortable. It is a given fact that the best upgrades will always be those that serve you every day and will continue to serve you in the future. As you will spend a significant amount of money on your home it is important to make sure your upgrades serve you well. So if you are looking to fit your home with some viable upgrades, here are a few suggestions that could come in handy.
Ease in the Kitchen
A kitchen can never be too well-equipped. Try and get better cabinets, appliances as well as everyday tools. Using energy-efficient appliances is a smart idea though the initial cost may be on the higher side, they usually serve you better in the long run. A good quality refrigerator, freezer along with a quality dishwasher, microwave are all must-haves.
You can give your kitchen an organized look by having under-counter beverage centers so people do not get in the way of food preparation. Installing good cabinets is smarter than trying to get them replaced later as this can be expensive. Deepening and lengthening cabinets are a good investment as they provide a sleek look and provide more storage space. Pantries that can be pulled out allow easier access and take up less space thus being a more feasible option.
This is the place where everyone likes to gather to talk, hang out, eat, or maybe even just sit to while away their time. Expanding this space to accommodate more people will give you a less formal dining space and a gathering area for family and friends.
The key to feeling at home lies in your floors. Wood floors always give a place that homely feel. You can use them anywhere you like. If you stay in a cold location making use of radiant heat flooring would be an upgrade worth having.
Light Up Your Home
Having proper lighting in the kitchen and bathroom is absolutely essential. Lighting can make the home atmosphere more pleasing. Overhead, as well as task lighting, are both very useful. Placing lights under cabinets, particularly in the kitchen, helps when you are working at the countertop. Lighting facilitates entertaining and brightens up any area. Lighting the inside of a cabinet is trendy, but this is purely an aesthetic choice. Task lighting is worth the upgrade, particularly in places where you work, study and eat.
A constant complaint is that the closet is never big enough. You can never have too much of closet space. You constantly make use of closets and hence, need to have one that is sufficiently big enough to meet your storage needs. Closets can also add style to your home.
Electric work need not burn a hole through your pocket. Simple things like adding ceiling fans or extra outlets can make living more comfortable. However, make sure you always opt for energy efficient electrical appliances with the proper star rating to save on your bills!
These are a few upgrades that are totally worth having in your home. It would be smart to keep aside a part of your budget as this will reduce the worry and not make the task seem overwhelming. Get a professional construction company like Sparks Construction to work on your home upgrades, so that you have peace of mind about the quality of workmanship and materials.
We look forward to helping you build your dream custom home in North Florida. Please contact Sparks Construction at 386.755.9314 and we would be glad to answer your queries or assist you.