Ask Angi: Modernizing your old home

If your home is feeling stale or outdated, it may be time to add some modern upgrades. Changing details like popcorn ceilings or old hardware and letting in natural light can go a long way when refreshing an older house. Mallory Micetich, a home expert at Agni, demonstrates how a few projects can modernize and increase the value of your home.

For a big change, Mallory recommends that you consider upgrading your appliances. Opting for stainless steel and energy-efficient models will help you get the most out of your upgrades. Swapping fixtures like doorknobs and faucets can also have a big impact.

Popcorn ceilings are a telltale sign of an older home. This style of ceiling is one of the most distinct and common features that make a house feel outdated. If you choose to remove your popcorn ceilings, its best to bring in a pro who knows what they’re doing. Removal isn’t just tedious, it can also be hazardous. With older homes, you never know if asbestos is hanging out above the ceiling.

As the years go by, carpet is getting less and less popular. Upkeep is extremely difficult for home owners. Constant care and cleaning is a hassle and many people are looking for other flooring options. If you’re looking to upgrade  from old carpet flooring, Mallory suggests tile and hardwood.

To make your home feel bright and spacious, paint and natural light can do a lot of the heavy lifting. Painting your walls with natural colors is a great place to start. Modern design is all about light, open spaces. If your older home feels stuffy and dim, consider adding another window.

If you’re looking for a project that can both modernize and increase the value of your home, look no further than your garage door. This project can have a return of nearly 94% completely transform your home’s exterior.

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