5 Ways to Update and Upgrade Your Home

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5 Ways to Update and Upgrade Your Home

AD | Have you been looking for ways to ways to update and upgrade your home, and not sure where to start?

Whether you want to add an entertainment room or create a more efficient, smart home, the possibilities are endless.

Below, I have 5 Ways to Update and Upgrade Your Home.

5 Ways to Update and Upgrade Your Home

5 Ways to Update and Upgrade Your Home

Update your Lighting

Imagine being able to change the light settings in your home, from your phone.

If you’ve wanted to transition your home to a smart home, lighting is a great place to start! With as little as $200, you can install Smart Lighting. 

How it works: You can purchase directly from manufacturer websites, or from your local hardware store. The starter kits come with a hub, and 2-4 lightbulbs, depending on the size kit you get!

From changing to colored lights, dim to set the mood, or even turn your lights on/off in one swoop; which would be perfect for when you’re on vacation.

Mobile apps are generally free, and you’re able to all these changes without even being home.


Smart Locks

Do you often lose your keys? Do your KIDS lose their keys? Or, do your keys end up at the bottom of your bag? (Answer, yes! Because they always end up at the bottom of a bag!) Maybe you want to check who’s at your door, without even getting up.

Smart locks are the way to go.

There are several variations from programmable keypad entry, which is unique for each person in your home, to cameras. You can purchase a simple one, or as complicated, as you like. Some even the ability to unlock from your phone!

Installing Smarty Locks is another excellent (and easy!) way to update your home.

Best of all, no lost keys!

Create an Entertainment/Billards Room

Bring the party to your home and create your own game entertainment room/billiards room. This is not only a great way to potentially increase the value of your home (because who doesn’t want an entertainment room?!), but it is also a great way for you to spend your time with your family and friends.

The great thing about creating an entertainment room is that it does not have to be insanely expensive. Yes, you need a pool table and comfortable seating, but there are ways to get around having to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on everything.

For example, when it comes to a comfortable couch or chairs for seating, you can go to garage sales or stores that have huge sales (or that are going out of business). This way, you can find great deals on high-quality furniture. That is also a way to get other items for your entertainment room, such as decor and more.

For your pool table, there is a company called Absolute Billiard Services that may be able to help you out. Absolute Billiard Services is a full-service billiard company focusing on providing master-quality work matched with exceptional customer service. They move, recover, assemble, disassemble, calibrate, and repair all makes and models of pool tables, including antiques, but that is not all they do – they also have new and used pool tables for sale and they give you quite a bit of information about what you should be looking for when buying a pool table, such as this advice from their website:

“Buying a pool table for the first time can be quite overwhelming. There are many different qualities, sizes, styles, brand names, and a lot of companies all giving you different answers. If you have no idea what to look for, a good salesman can send you home with a table that appealed to your eyes and your wallet, but you later find was not exactly the quality you wanted in the long run.”

Buying a used pool table from Absolute Billiard Services is a fantastic way to get an extremely high-quality and functional table, at a great cost. The cost that you pay also looks like it includes free delivery and installation. Plus, the installation is guaranteed for a full year. Having free delivery and installation is a huge perk, especially from Absolute Billiard Services.

Absolute Billiard Services specializes in pool table services in Metro-Atlanta for over 17 years and one of those services is pool table moving services in Atlanta. Absolute Billiard Services is fully licensed, insured, AND trusted. They have a one million dollar general liability insurance as well as a $10,000 cargo insurance policy. They say, “We are one of the only two official members of the ABIA (American Billiard Installers Association – abiainstallers.com) in the city of Atlanta, so beware of those who may falsely claim to be. The ABIA is the sole association that sets the standards for quality and professionalism in the pool and billiard table industry of America. With strict guidelines and quality control checks for all who apply to be ABIA members, guaranteed customer satisfaction and quality of craftsmanship are verified only for those who meet their highest standards.”

Moving and delivering a pool table is not easy work and if you trust just anyone, you might end up receiving a damaged pool table. Absolute Billiard Services not only have the insurance policies that I told you about above, but they are also trained in moving pool tables. They use enclosed box trailers with custom interiors to safely move pool tables and know exactly what to do to ensure that your table arrives safely and securely. So, having delivery included in your purchase is an amazing deal!

Absolute Billiard Services can help you out with your pool table moving needs, as well as pool table assembly and breakdowns, re-felting and repairs, rebumpering, recushioning, leveling, and more. Call them today to see how they can help you!

Window Coverings

If you want a less invasive update and you’re not ready to start on the SMART HOME, you can start with small changes to the decor. 

Transition to wooden blinds, or add shutters. There are also solar shades which will not only change the look of your room but make your home more efficient as well. Without the hardware, we mentioned above.

Use drapes and color coordinate window treatments to the theme of your room. Add color to make the room POP and stand out. One small change will dramatically change the atmosphere of your home.


Gone are the days of spending a fortune (our your soul!) on new flooring. With easy DIY instructions and materials, upgrading the flooring in any room is a much easier feat. And cost effective, too!

From tile to laminate, you can dramatically change the look of your home, and be more efficient, in as little as 2-3 days. 

Add some area rugs. Like drapes, area rugs are a great way to add color, and dramatically change the look of any room.


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5 thoughts on “5 Ways to Update and Upgrade Your Home

  1. Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict

    We are trying to find the time to paint our kitchen and dining area. We are in a newly built home and whatever they put on the walls is NOT washable. I have a pug with allergies that rubs his face on every surface imaginable and on these walls it is just not cleanable. I am such a baby about the whole process though. Painting around all these cupboards just seems so daunting!

  2. Jamie @ Books and Ladders

    The one thing I hate about renting and living in an apartment is not being able to do as much as I would like in terms of decorating my living space. I try to update my furniture and have accents that are cute and fun. I love watching DIY channels (LaurDIY) and some “update your space” channels (Mr. Kate) on YouTube to get me inspired! Now I have a space that is 90% me. Thanks for sharing!
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  3. Nancy

    I love that these are some inexpensive ways to upgrade your home. Changing to a more energy efficient lightbulb can go a long way. Oooh, I like the idea of a smartlock. Though, I am more concerned if someone manages to hack the system. Thanks for sharing these tips!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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