5 Areas of Your Home That Need to Be Updated

Modern White Kitchen

Your home is where you spend the vast majority of your time, and as a result, you’ll likely want to ensure that it looks as good as it possibly can.

One way to do this is by completing renovations and updates for your various rooms. Renovations can do two things for your home. First, renovations can make your home much more efficient and enjoyable to live in, something that you’ll surely appreciate. In addition, renovations and updates will increase the value of your home, meaning you can demand more money if you ever decide to list your home as one of the Cincinnati houses for sale. That being said, certain home renovations will do more for your home. Certain areas of your home are used the most, and as a result upgrading those areas will provide the most value. So what exactly are these high-value renovation projects?

Here are five areas of your home that need to be updated. 


An extremely important area of your home to update is your home’s exterior. The outside of your home is going to be the first thing that people see of your home, meaning that they’ll likely form first opinions from it. Just like when meeting people, first impressions of houses have a major effect on people’s perception. If your home has lackluster curb appeal, then a bad impression will form on guests, causing them to view the interior of your home in a much more negative light. Improving your home’s exterior by landscaping or repainting can make people view your home in a much more positive light and will instill a better first impression in guests. As a result, your home’s exterior is a very important part of your home to update. 


One of the best places to remodel and update is your kitchen. People spend a lot of time in their kitchen, whether it be cooking meals or enjoying family dinners.

Kitchen work surface, Kitchen worktop.

That’s why kitchen remodels are so effective, with many people believing that kitchen remodels actually give you the best return on investment when it comes to renovations. In addition, there are many aspects of your kitchen that you can improve upon with a remodel, completely changing the appearance of your kitchen. For example, you can change things like countertops and cabinets or upgrade appliances and other furniture. A well-designed kitchen not only looks great but can make your life so much easier, so you definitely should consider updating your kitchen. 


Many people leave their basements unfinished and let them fall by the wayside, resulting in a major eyesore in your home. Upgrading your basement can do wonders for your home, essentially adding another room to it. You can do whatever you want with an unfinished basement, such as creating a guest room for visitors or turning it into an entertainment center. Although completely finishing your basement may cost a lot of money, it’s actually well worth it. Updating your basement is much cheaper than building onto your home for more space, and the rise in home value a finished basement brings about may even pay for itself. If you really want to add something new to your home this year, try updating your basement. 


An area of your home that you might not have thought of remodeling is your bathroom. You don’t really spend that much time in your bathroom, so it is understandable why the room wouldn’t be that high on your initial list of projects.

Bathroom sink and round mirror

However, upgrading your bathroom can actually do wonders for your home. First, bathroom renovations give some of the highest return on investments when it comes to remodeling. Additionally, upgrading things such as your faucets and toilet can actually go a long way in saving you money on water and making your home more eco-friendly. Lastly, an updated bathroom can make preparing for your day and getting ready a much easier and more enjoyable task. Bathroom renovations can do wonders for your home, so you definitely should consider a bathroom project. 


COVID-19 is still going on, but with vaccines around the corner, it looks like things may finally start clearing up soon. When that happens, you’ll want to make sure that your home is properly equipped to host guests and events. One of the best ways to do this is by upgrading your backyard area. Adding things like a fireplace and outdoor furniture can go a long way in making your backyard more comfortable and welcoming. When you have an upgraded backyard, your home becomes a much better location for hosting, something that you’ll hopefully be able to take advantage of soon. 

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