6 ways to upgrade your builder-grade home

Hello friends! Today I will be sharing with you 6 ways to upgrade your builder-grade home. If you are like me and other numerous homeowners who decided to forgo what can be an expensive process of upgrading your home at purchase. What is a builder grade home, you may ask? It is a home bought with all basic amenities without any additional or in my opinion more expensive upgrades.

6 ways to upgrade your home include, painting, woodwork details, light fixtures, adding bulletins, and changing the flooring. These are some affordable ways to personalize and make your home your own.

6 ways to upgrade your builder-grade home


Painting is one of the most affordable ways to upgrade any room in your home. Changing the color of the walls, kitchen, and bathroom counter is an inexpensive way to personalize your home. Kitchen cabinets can also be stained to a color of choice as well.

Woodwork Detail

They are various ways to add woodwork to your home. Board and batten to walls, adding trim to doors, Shiplap, and molding to walls

Light fixtures

Changing out light fixtures both in the interior and exterior of your home is also another way to upgrade your home. Some affordable find on amazon and Wayfair. Also, the Facebook market place is a place to find some gently used pieces.


Built-in in the living room or office adds so much character and elegance to space.


can be changed to hard wood, porcelain tiles, wood tiles.


Changing hardware on kitchen and bathroom cabinets is also an inexpensive way to personalize and upgrade your home to your taste. An example of changing hardware is this Ikea hemmnes drawer that I change out the knobs.



  1. July 14, 2020 / 8:12 pm

    I love your six ways to upgrade a builder basic home! I have done all of these things to my current home.

    • Bisola
      July 15, 2020 / 9:26 am

      Thank you so much for reading and sharing your experience Janice

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