Luxury Improvements For First-Time Homeowners

February 8, 2020
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Luxury Improvements For First-Time Homeowners


There’s nothing more exciting than buying your first house and transforming it into your first home.

An affordable home sometimes needs a few stylish upgrades to give you that luxurious feel you are looking for.

Top Five Stylish Upgrades For First-Time Homeowners:

Earmark a slice of budget ahead of time for your upgrades so that the process won’t feel overwhelming and read on for the top five tips to add instant opulence to your space.

  1. Kitchen counters and cabinets: If a full kitchen reno is out of the question, no worries. Consider replacing old laminate countertops with classic Carrera marble or marbled quartz to elevate your space. Couple that with taller kitchen cabinets with functional slide-out drawers, and suddenly, this most-used room in your house will feel much more high-end.
  2. Spa bathroom: Adding luxury to your loo is one of the best investments you can make. Updating your bathroom with new tile and a larger steam shower or soaker tub will not only give you a space to escape to but will add (eventual–you just moved in!) resale value to the property.
  3. Paint, doors, molding, and trim: A fresh coat of on-trend paint colour will do wonders for making your home feel not only new but like it’s truly yours. But don’t stop there. Upgrading doors, moldings, and trim will dramatically enhance the aesthetic of your home. Milton’s own Bergma’s Paint and Design can help you select the perfect colour for every room.
  4. Closet organizers: Outfitting your closets with a shelving design that’s both functional and beautiful is a simple and affordable way to add a touch of luxury (and organization) to your home.
  5. Smart upgrades: Installing a smart thermostat, smoke detector, lighting scheme, door locks, and a sprinkler system will add state-of-the-art luxury at the touch of a button.

If your budget will extend a little further, upgrade your interior lighting, kitchen backsplash, cabinet hardware, and faucets. All of these small changes will yield maximum luxury impact! For additional cost-effective ideas that increase the value of our home read the top tips from HGTV’s experts

First time home buyers have a lot to consider when purchasing a home, and we are here to help you understand the process and connect you with all the professionals you will need to close the deal. Contact the Forest Hill Team Partners anytime with your questions or to learn about the current real estate market

Written by:

Tanya Fernandes
Broker | Owner

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