Fall can be the perfect time for homeowners to complete projects that busy summer schedules didn’t allow. It’s also a great time to look at ways to add lasting value to your property. This season, upgrade cheap fixes, freshen dated looks and incorporate lasting improvements in your home.

Firstly, lose the linoleum. Linoleum has been popular since the 1950s, but these days, it’s not the only flooring option for durability and waterproofing. Wood-look tile has become hugely popular. Retailers carry an array of wood-look porcelain tile, vinyl and engineered flooring products that are versatile, waterand stain-resistant, and fit with any decor.


Then, consider upgrading from laminate countertops. Particleboard and laminate are affordable options, but not ones that will create impact in the kitchen. These days the options are vast for elevating countertops with quartz, marble, concrete and more. Create a cohesive look with countertops matched to cabinets. Updating hardware can also be an economical way to freshen and tie it all together.

Another idea is to scrape those popcorn ceilings. Common in many homes because they’re easy to apply, popcorn ceilings are often one of the first things a new homebuyer wants to change. If you’re looking to sell, scraping the popcorn in favor of a smooth look may win over prospective buyers. Always test for asbestos first.

It’s about time to rethink that wallpaper. Wallpaper had its day, but many new homeowners want it gone.


Opt for neutral paint styles while bringing interest and color with decor. Whites and neutrals for walls and trim brighten a space and make it appear bigger.

No more wall-to-wall carpeting. Many homeowners can’t wait to get rid of dirty and dated carpets in favor of the reliability and beauty of hardwood and wood-look floors. Now there are a variety of hardwoods, bamboo and wood-look flooring styles to choose from, and it’s possible to achieve this look at an accessible price.

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.