When was the last time you did a little home improvement? If you can’t remember, maybe you should make 2019 the year you get it done.

Here are some top ways to upgrade your house next year:

Consider your colors

Changing up your color scheme is one of the best ways to improve your house. If you’re planning to sell in the next few years, this can add thousands to your sales price. If you have some time on your hands, doing it yourself can be one of the cheapest ways to upgrade your house and increase its value.

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Landscaping

A little landscaping can make a big difference. Consider a stone walkway, some new grass, or planting a few flowers. If you’ve always wanted to have a vegetable garden, there’s no question that being able to grab your own vegetables is a massive upgrade. It’s also cheaper than you might think to install a pond with Bradshaws Direct. Upgrading your landscaping not only helps you give buyers a great first impression, but it’s nice for you to come home to after a long day of work.

Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors will always be more expensive than carpet, but there’s no question that they look more elegant in the long run. They can also end up saving you money as well. Carpets will only last for around 10 years (less if you have kids and pets) while hardwood floors usually have a warranty for around 25 years. That means that you’d likely be thinking about changing up your carpets for the third time before you’d need to consider replacing your hardwood floor.

Remodel your basement

If you’ve got a basement that’s only used for storage, why not turn it into a recreational space? Many homeowners are now remodeling their basements into small home theaters, a space for the kids, or even a wet bar. This is a great way to add an extra living space to your home, and you’re likely to enjoy an excellent return on your investment.

Add to your master suite

These days, many of the new homes on the market feature elaborate master suits. If your home only has a tiny bathroom off the main bedroom, it’s about time for an upgrade. This can be an expensive project, but it can also result in a massive ROI when it’s time to sell (plus it makes it much more enjoyable while you’re living there). Trending amenities include separate changing and bathing areas, walk-in-closets, and large bathrooms.