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Popular Changes Homeowners Make After Moving In

By Marialiberati

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Buying a home is a big step. Many homeowners will want to make changes to make their new home exactly what they want. There are many changes that homeowners can make after moving in, with various costs and impacts to the home.

Flooring Replacement

Flooring takes a lot of wear and tear from use. Carpeted flooring can also be home to bacteria and mold. You don’t know what has been tracked or spilled on it. Therefore, many homeowners will opt to replace their flooring. Sometimes flooring doesn’t need to be replaced, like in the case of hardwood floors. You can refinish hardwood floors to make them look better and fit your personal style. Tile flooring can also be assessed to whether you should replace it or not. You can clean it and clean or replace the grout or opt to replace it completely.

Bathroom Remodels

Bathroom remodels can vary in cost depending on a number of factors. A remodel doesn’t necessarily mean a complete gut of the bathroom, but simply changing out the vanity, shower, or flooring and changing up the paint. Gutting the bathroom and starting from scratch will cost more than just replacing a few things. Another reason for remodeling a bathroom is to replace old fixtures and pipes that have become inefficient.

Painting Walls

Painting is a simple and cost-effective way to make changes in a home. This is the easiest way to update the style and personalize it to individual style. But make sure you pay attention to the kind of paint you are using. Some paints can contain harmful chemicals that can pollute the air inside. To reduce this, you can opt for low or no-VOC paints to help reduce indoor air pollution.  You also want to make sure you choose a high-quality paint as low-quality paints are not durable and can end up looking poor quickly. This would require you to paint again, which would not be cost effective.

When homeowners make changes to their home, they first assess the cost, and then what changes they want to make to update and personalize it. Some changes are simple, like painting walls, while others are more time-intensive, like bathroom remodels. Whatever changes you decide to make will help to make your house your own. Some can even increase the value should you want to sell in the future.  

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