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Just Moving In? 3 ways to personalize your new home.

Before you move into your new house, you may want to consider doing some renovations. Not only will they add value to your investment, improve your home’s function, and allow you to express your personality, but they will save you an inconvenience later on down the road. These are Karen Richardson Group’s top 3 picks for upgrades. 

1. Enhance the Kitchen. This one’s a no brainer! Quality kitchen upgrades ensure this room meets your family’s needs, as well as add value to your home. “Many people don’t remodel their kitchen until it’s time to move,” Kellianne, a Realtor on the Karen Richardson Group (KRG), explains, “If you remodel right away, you are able to enjoy your investment!” Consider several changes that improve the quality and function of your kitchen such as water or energy saving appliances, counter tops, lighting, and hardware.

2. Redo the Flooring. It’s definitely easier to redo the flooring before you move in all your furniture. “There are so many options out there for flooring, and it can dramatically update a room!” asserts Karen Richardson, Team Lead at KRG. Our recommendations include installing hardwood (engineered, original, or the like) in connected rooms for a sleek appearance. For the must-have-carpet person, choose a stain-resistant carpeting, especially in high-traffic areas and bedrooms.


3. Update the Bathroom. “Spruce up the bathroom or add an additional bathroom before you move in.” suggests Donna Kendall, Stager for KRG. You will want to consider your current and future needs, such as your family size or entertaining habits. “Inventive, functional ways to store your towels and toiletries will update the look of your bathroom as well” says Donna. Items that we’d vouch for are double sinks, walk-in showers, and simple, stylish light fixtures.


Karen Richardson Group is a full service real estate team with resources and proven service vendors. For more information please call 925.639.3904.

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