5 Upgrades to Make to Your Home This Year

Sometimes all you need is a quick upgrade to make your home feel brand new. In the Spring of 2020, many homeowners turned towards home improvement to pass the time when jobs, school, and vacations were put on hold due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Many found the home improvement process rewarding and were left with living spaces that felt more like home. 

If you’re thinking about upgrading your home this year, here are 5 easy upgrades that can make a big difference. 


A fresh coat of paint can go a long way. Painting is one of the simplest and quickest ways to upgrade any room. In fact, it’s possible to paint several rooms and restage them over the course of a weekend! If you’re looking to try your hand at painting, make sure to get the right tools for the job. Trying to slide by without the right tools can make for really messy work. 



As the weather warms up, many families are searching for ways to enjoy the great outdoors. Landscaping can be a rewarding project that creates a more inviting yard for your family to enjoy. Simple things like planting perennial flowers, trimming your hedges, or edging your lawn can go a long way. 


Want to make the exterior of your home even more inviting? Try building a deck. Decks offer an easy transition from the interior to the exterior of your home and provide more square footage of living space, especially during warmer months. 

Remodel A Room

Choose a single room in your home and envision what it could look like with a little work. Bathrooms and kitchens are often the first targets during a remodel. For kitchens, focus on finding easy ways to create a more utilitarian and functional space. New countertops and fresh appliances can make a home feel new again. Instead of ripping out old cabinetry, it might be useful to refinish what is already installed. 

In the bathroom focus on simple fixtures that will make the space look fresh. New tile or a refresh on your existing tubs and sinks can make a ton of difference. 


No one likes a damp, dingy basement. If your basement is leaking or collecting moisture, you’ll want to upgrade that portion of your home this year. Mold and mildew can lead to compounding problems. Even if you’re not combatting corrosion, upgrading your basement can give your family more liveable space to enjoy. 

If you’re looking to upgrade your home this year but a little overwhelmed with the scope of the project, Scout Home Services can help! We approach your home improvement projects with quality, friendliness, and integrity. 

Call today to get your home upgrade started!