Purchase An Outdated Home? Update It Easily And Affordably

If you have recently purchased a house that has a lot of outdated features but that has a lot of potential to be great, there are a few professionals you'll want to call. You probably want to deal with all of the textured ceilings, linoleum floors, outdated carpeting, and old-fashioned hardware to make a quick change in the space.

The right professionals can help you with the work if you don't have a lot of DIY experience. Changing the house before you move in may be the easiest. Here are some things to start working on to get big results.  

Remove Old Entrance and Garage Doors

Removing the old doors around the house and replacing them with modern doors that have dead bolt locks and steel kick plates will improve the appearance and security of your house. Replacing an outdated garage door with a new stylish option that has insulation and a modern locking system is also convenient. Get a garage door opening system that runs with a belt so it's quiet and an opening system that you can control from a smart device. Insulated doors are great at keeping out moisture and preventing air loss.

Replace the Flooring

All the shag carpeting and linoleum flooring can easily be replaced on a budget with some engineered hardwood flooring, off-the-roll carpeting from a home improvement store, and some ceramic tile. This is going to completely change the look of your home, and it's going to improve the property value a great deal. Many companies offer deals to get the installation done at a low price, and sometimes you can install your new flooring right over the linoleum.


If you have brass door handles, fogged glass light figures and other outdated hardware, you can get builder combo packages at a home supply or home improvement store and change everything out at a low price. The kitchens, bathrooms and spaces with overhead lighting will look much different with new nickel finished hardware, or another stylish choice. You want to change the hardware on the entrance doors for safety purposes anyways.

The house is going to look modern and new when you are done with these upgrades. If you purchased your first home and you know it needs work, start with these projects and you're going to feel like you're living in a completely different space right away. These changes also improve property value right away.  

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Enclosing a Carport

Ten years ago, I married the man of my dreams in an elegant church ceremony. Although, we’ve experienced highs and lows in our marriage, I’ve never regretted my decision to spend the rest of my life with my amazing husband. After our wedding, I agreed to move into the home my spouse already owned. At first, I was disappointed that my new house didn’t contain a traditional garage. The home only had an open carport. However, I quickly learned that this type of structure can easily be enclosed. On this blog, you will discover the best types of garage doors to install in a recently enclosed carport. Enjoy!