Small upgrades. Big impact.

Small upgrades. Big impact.

September 11, 2017 – We know that small changes can have a big impact, especially when it comes to home renovations. If you spend your money wisely—and in the right places—you will see a noticeable difference in both the aesthetic and resale value of your home. Our team has compiled a list of small upgrades that are easy, cost efficient, and will leave you wondering, “Why didn’t I do this years ago?”

New Window Treatments
Not only can new treatments give your home the facelift that it may need, they can also help insulate from heat in the summer and heat loss in the winter, significantly lowering your energy bills. This fresh, new look is an instant upgrade and will save you money in the long run. Win-win!

New Backsplash Tiles
Replacing—or adding—a backsplash to your kitchen can have a huge impact on both the look and resale value of your home. Backsplash tile comes in an endless array of colors, textures, and styles, and can easily transform the entire look of your kitchen. The best part? The project can be as little or as big as you wish!

Cabinet Hardware
Want to upgrade your kitchen but don’t have a large budget to work with? Update your cabinet hardware! Updating your door knobs and drawer pulls is both easy and affordable. All you have to do is choose your desired look—such as sleek and modern or rustic country—and make sure your new hardware is the appropriate size, then give a twist of your handy-dandy screwdriver, and you’re good to go!

Floor Vents
Vents are easily overlooked, but they can have a big impact on the overall appearance of your home. With styles ranging from classic metal to unique patterns, you’re guaranteed to find an option that will match your design preferences. Be sure to grab your tape measure and make sure you get the right vents, as many houses have a variety of shapes and sizes!

New Flooring
As one of the first things you see when you enter a room, flooring can make or break someone’s first impression of your home. With flooring options in all styles at a variety of price points, you can find a flooring replacement that fits your style and budget. Maybe it’s a small upgrade to an entryway? Or take on one room at a time. Whatever your budget is, there is a solution for you!

New Outlet and Light Switch Plates
As small as they are, outlet and light switch plates shouldn’t be overlooked. Ignoring these small-but-important fixtures can be both a danger to your style and your home’s safety. With light switch plates generally costing anywhere between $2–$15, this is an easy and affordable way to spruce up your space.

Are you looking to update your home? The Randy’s Flooring design team would love to help you design the space of your dreams. Contact us or visit our team at our Coralville or Cedar Rapids location so we can answer any questions and discuss design ideas.