Home Upgrade Ideas to Kickstart 2021

January 28, 2021
Home Upgrade Ideas to Kickstart 2021

Last year, the pandemic  forced us to spend most of our time in isolation at our homes. What used to be a resting place also became our haven, office space, leisure spot and creative outlet. It highlighted the value of our houses and the constant need to innovate and transform them into a place where we can be comfortable and at the same time, do almost everything.

Although there have been developments lately regarding the coronavirus pandemic, there’s still some level of caution and restrictions every time we go outside. In short, we’re still expected to stay and tuck ourselves at home most of the time.

With this, why not consider doing some home upgrades for a more comfortable 2021 and at the same time, add value to your home in case you’d want to sell it in the future.

Create a Home Office Space

Experts suggest that the effects of the coronavirus pandemic would stay for a long time. It is not at all bad,especially if we’re talking about working from home or remotely. Although some businesses have reopened, many have also offered flexible work from home arrangement where employees can choose to come to the office for just a few days a week. 

If you’re part of the workforce that is either allowed or forced to work from home, consider creating a dedicated office space as part of your house upgrade plans in 2021. It doesn’t have to be grand. You can use your basement or guest room for it. After all, admit it, you won’t have too many guests while we’re in a pandemic anyway.

But if you don’t have enough space for this, tap into your creative juices and explore how you can make do with what you have. Perhaps, move around some furniture to make space for your home office?

Paint the walls

Give your home a fresh look this new year. Try repainting your walls to quickly enhance your home’s interior (and exterior, if you opt to repaint that too) and at the same time hide some marks and stains that may have been there for quite some time. Plus, repainted walls can increase the real estate value of your home. 

For the paint colour, try lighter and neutral colours to make your house look more prominent and achieve a brighter atmosphere. If you want something modern, go for industrial colours such as black, grey or brown.

Improve your kitchen

Upgrading your kitchen has always been one of the best ways to boost your home resale value. But more importantly, a functional and stylish kitchen is essential as you limit your trips outside, cook multiple meals a day and store excess food. For this year, try spicing things up in your kitchen by doing either a complete renovation or small, simple changes that will make a big difference.

To start, focus on the essentials first such as replacing your kitchen faucet and lights, updating your hardware, adding more storage space, and changing your old dish rack and plates. Once you’re done ticking off these tasks, consider improving your kitchen’s look by adding stylish and functional rugs, decorations and coordinating table napkins, aprons and oven mitt sets.

Transform your bathroom into a spa

After a long, tiring day, who wouldn’t like to have a spa experience at the comfort of your home? The good news is, this is possible with some bathroom upgrade. 

If you’re planning for a major bathroom renovation, you might want to add a tub or big rain showers. Then, add a bidet to level up the comfort and save up on tissue paper. These changes will also definitely amp up your house resale value. 

However, suppose you’re looking for easier bathroom upgrade ideas. In that case, we recommend adding scented candles or reed diffusers, premium quality bath towels and accessories in your bathroom to create a spa-like atmosphere.

Make your space more sanitary

There is a greater emphasis now on sanitation because of the coronavirus disease. Promote cleanliness in your home and protect your family from diseases by adding hands-free accessories such as home purifier, faucet sensors and smart lighting.

Organise your appliances

If you’re having any trouble, it is always best to seek help from experts to prevent any plan or home renovation issues.

We at BuildQ Group have successfully finished more than 500 projects and have a strong relationship with our past clients. We are experts at creating luxurious, in-style and functional homes perfect for everyone.

We are BuildQ Group, the builders you can TRUST. Head over to our Contact Us page and let’s talk about getting your dream home ready.

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The exterior of your house has the vital task of creating the first impression on your buyers. So if you’re planning to sell your home, add value by improving its exterior appearance. 

Why not try to install a stone walkway from your driveway to your front door and add a small nursery along the way? You can also consider painting the window trims and front door to make a big difference to your home’s look.