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3 Signs Your Home Could Use Some Upgrades

3 Signs Your Home Could Use Some Upgrades

One of the biggest misconceptions about homes is the idea that once we attain one, it’s happily ever after, and we don’t need to do anything more. Of course, many homeowners know that’s incorrect. Houses are a labor of love that requires consistent time, care, and attention. However, it can become hard to notice any wear and tear in our homes since we live in them every day. As such, you might want to know the signs your home could use some upgrades.

Peeling Paint

If you’ve noticed that your paint job has begun peeling, it may be time for a repaint. Even if you haven’t noticed anything, you should still double-check around your home. Make sure to look higher up on your walls, as this is an area we don’t tend to look at often that’s prone to peeling. Moreover, check your doors or any areas outside, as the weather and sun can easily wear away at a relatively new paint job.

Asphalt Cracks

One of the most significant signs your home could use some upgrades is cracked asphalt pavement. A driveway with cracks in it can quickly lead to bigger issues. Water can seep into those relatively minor cracks, which will deteriorate your asphalt and create a pothole.

That’s also not to mention the fact that potholes and cracks in your asphalt can significantly diminish your home’s value and curb appeal. Thankfully, repaving your driveway will increase your property value, and the best part is that it’s surprisingly easy.

Visible Deterioration

Peeling paint and asphalt cracks are aspects that are quite easy to notice, but they often don’t just end at appearances. If you see these signs, other areas in and around your home are also likely deteriorating. As such, check out your floorboards, tiles, and carpeting. One area to pay attention to in particular is your bathroom, as the water vapor can deteriorate its surroundings quickly.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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