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Tuesday, November 6, 2018   /   by Marion Franke

Useful Home Upgrades

It's easy to pay most attention to the bigger items relating to house upgrades. Often times the most useful upgrades are the inexpensive changes. Whether you are purchasing a new house or fixing up an older one, consider the following helpful house upgrades.

Thinking Ahead

When planning a room, think about more than the initial use. For instance, if you plan to upgrade carpeting to hardwood flooring in the future, the height difference may impact the threshold between flooring types or against a staircase. Plan the house with that in mind to minimize future expenses. It is also wise to anticipate things such as sound systems, plumbing, central vacuum, and lighting.


Consider spots in a room where you may want to power appliances. Add outlets to those spaces. For instance, an extra fridge or freezer might be helpful in the garage. Maybe you want an outlet in a bathroom cabinet for plugging in toothbrushes or electric razors hidden from sight. Exterior GFI outlets ! ...

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