Easy Updates

Real Estate Agent with Ken Meade Realty serving the Sun Cities

                                          Easy and inexpensive home upgrades


The easiest improvement anyone can do is to upgrade the light switch covers.

The best places to do this are in the bathrooms, kitchen, master bedroom, and at the front entrance. How ever I would recommend replacing them in the whole house to match.

If yours is also an older home, it probably does not have GFCI (ground-fault circuit interrupter) outlets. These outlets (identified by the red reset button) are used wherever water increases the risk of shock. To improve safety and add value to your home, replace regular outlets with GFCIs in the kitchen, bathrooms, laundry room, and anywhere that water is present. 

Dimmer switches are also a nice touch to add in areas such as bedrooms, hallways and living rooms.  

These are easy, do-it-yourself jobs; remember to always cut the power at the main panel before attempting these upgrades. If you are not familiar with how to safely replace an electrical outlet, hire a qualified electrician. This will push the cost over $100, but it will be worthwhile.

I hope you found this information useful!  Thank you, and please do not hesitate to contact me if I might be of any assistance to you, your friends or family!

It adds a little extra touch that will definitely leave a great impression.


If you’re looking to buy or sell a home please visit my website at www.robertesteprealtor.com.


Robert Estep

Ken Meade Realty


Comments (1)

Jay Jones
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes - Branson, MO

I just got done doing this with my home after I added a fresh coat of paint. Man, what a difference and at a very little cost! Happy 4th of July!

Jul 04, 2012 04:53 AM