How to Make Your Starter Home Feel Like a Luxury Home

For Home Buyers

If you’ve purchased your first starter home, then chances are it might be fairly modest, and that’s ok! That’s exactly what a starter home should be.

But there are a lot of easy upgrades you can make to your home to make it feel more luxurious. Here are 5 of them:

1. Upgrade Your Technology

Often, a luxury home is a smart home, and there a lot of interesting things you can upgrade in your current started home to make it smarter. You can swap out your old thermostat and smoke detector for Nest brand ones, you can replace your old doorbell with a Ring doorbell, you can swap out your light bulbs for some smarter Phillips Hue bulbs, and you can add a few Sonos speakers to fill your home with music in every room. Add an Amazon Echo device to control everything with your voice, and your home will feel smarter and more connected. It can be a little work to set it up, but it’s totally worth it.

2. Update Your Light Fixtures

Light fixtures can make a really big impact on a room, and with so many fantastic options, the only difficult part is deciding what style to go with. Even an elegant and modern fixture for as little as $100 can make a big impact in making your space feel more luxurious.

3. Cover Your Walls

While hanging multiple pieces of art can make a big impact in a large space, wallpaper can make an even bigger one. Forget the old 60’s options of gaudy flowered patterns; today’s modern wallpaper is stylish and comes in limitless patterns, options, and styles.

4. Modernize Your Window Coverings

If you’re still using those old fabric window coverings that came with your home, then modernizing them will make a huge difference. While vertical blinds are nice, consider spending a little more and getting some automatic motorized ones, like these ones from Hunter Douglas, and then tying it all into your smart home, to make your space feel fashionable and chic.

5. Freshen Up With Flowers

Adding fresh cut flowers, and lots of them, makes your space feel fresh and airy; and what’s more luxurious than that? If you have a little extra money to spend, then here in Toronto, you can even get them delivered on a weekly basis.

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