You’ve just purchased your first home, congratulations! But, what can you do to update your home and make it more, well, you? While there are a number of things you can do to upgrade your home, in this article we are going to cover 7 simple things you can do to improve, customize, and update your new home. 

Paint The Walls

Painting the walls of your house is a budget-friendly and easy way to change the look and feel of your home. You can even choose multiple colors and accent one wall, and each room can be painted differently to add an extra level of customization. 

Painting the rooms of your house can also be a fun DIY project to personalize your space and reflect your own style.

Install New Lighting 

Upgrading your lighting can make a big difference in the ambiance and overall atmosphere of your home. Depending on what light fixtures you choose, you can create a warm inviting space or a bright and energizing one – based on your preference. 

For an added level of comfort and customization, you can even add a dimmer switch or lamps around your home.

Add Storage

Many new home owners struggle with limited storage space. Sometimes adding extra storage can seem pretty daunting, but a few simple things you can do to increase your 

storage capacity is by adding built-in storage space; such as shelving, closet organizers, or floating shelves. 

Upgrade Your Flooring 

Installing new flooring can be a great way to improve the appearance of your home. 

Depending on what flooring your home already has – you can consider replacing old, outdated flooring or carpet with new, modern options such as; laminate, hardwood or tile. All of these options can greatly improve the feel and style of a room. 

Refresh Your Bathroom 

Upgrading your home’s bathroom can increase your home’s value and improve the quality of your daily life (nobody likes to spend time in an outdated bathroom). 

You don’t have to completely tear apart your bathroom to give it a new feel. Oftentimes just updating the sink, toilet, shower, and adding new fixtures or lighting can make a big difference! It’s especially important to replace and update your bathroom when it comes to safety and/or health hazards. 

Enhance Curb Appeal 

As a proud, new home owner, we are sure you want your house to look as top notch as possible! The exterior of your home is the first thing people see. What neighbors and passersby see greatly impacts your home’s curb appeal. 

Consider adding a fresh coat of paint, updating the landscaping, and adding decorative accents to create a welcoming first impression.

Update Your Kitchen

Last but certainly not least, is updating your kitchen. Kitchens are one of the most important rooms of any house, and one of the most important rooms to update when it comes to adding value to your home. 

Updating your kitchen can be as simple as adding some new backsplash, tile, and countertops, or decorating it to fit your style. 

It’s especially important to consider replacing your appliances if they are of safety concern or outdated. 


As a first time homeowner there are 7 simple upgrades you can make to your new home: paint the walls to reflect your own style, install new lighting to create a unique feel, add storage to improve comfort and organization, upgrade your flooring to improve appearance, refresh your bathroom to feel like new, enhance curb appeal to create a welcoming first impression, and update your kitchen to add value and personality to your home. 

Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make, so make sure that you update the elements of your home to help increase their lifespan. An updated home is more comfortable to live in and has less safety hazards. Plus, how cool is it that your home can reflect your own unique style, and personality?