For anything to be kept proper it should be maintained and upgraded once in a while. Same with the house you are staying making few changes can bring about an entire look to your house, making it look good and at the same time, an upgraded house will have an impact on the house value later.
Taking a decision to upgrade a house is not easy as depending on how much you are planning to change the time, effort and the amount spent will vary.
Before anything you have to come up with a plan on what you are going to upgrade, is it changing the furniture, extending a room, adding something. Initially you need to write down your vision and how you are going to carry it out, are you going to get any help if you are going to get any help you need to look around to find a good one and the pay for that and your budget for this entire process. You have to get that down first.
Few things that you can do are;
Painting can change the entire look of your house, changing the paint to something like white can bring out the look of the whole room making it look brighter and bigger. In addition, you can paint your house door too in light colours but with a glossy hue, colours like pastel blue, yellow or orange are a good choice.
Lightings and arrangement in living room
Changing the lightings can have a huge impact, living room is an area which you use for many activities like chilling and watching tv, playing games, entertaining guest and such area should be looking elegant which can be brought about by simple changes like changing the lighting, you can try installing sculptural lighting, pair up different lightings together with a chandelier and statement lights and another thing you can change the couches of your living to a L shaped or include a swing chair.
Add some wall décor like a painting, get a custom picture framing or add mirror. You can even add shelves on the wall and place ceramic stuff on it or any other detail you might like to add
Renovate the kitchen
You can give an upgrade to the kitchen by changing the cabinets, itshandles or changing the faucets, if there is enough space you can even consider adding an island and change the lightings in the kitchen
Renovating the bathroom
Same with the bathroom, if you are a person who uses bath tub you can replace a new one or change your toilet. Install new faucets or change the sinks.
Change the windows
If your windows have worn down you can change them or you can add different details like installing shutters.
The front part of the house is something anyone who enters sees and maintaining it should be very important, mow your lawn on time, trim the bushes and add more plants.