While you’re waiting around for that big windfall you’re going to remodel your home with, you could be making small changes that make life easier and more comfortable now. Some changes done incrementally may even be part of, or add to, your overall renovation plan. For instance, next year when your old avocado fridge finally realizes it’s 45 years old and quietly lays down to die, you can go ahead and get a fridge that really works for you AND makes life easier instead of just the $200 model that’ll do. Of course not all small improvements are expensive, some are are actually cost saving. Picking up a new kind of wall plate the next time you’re strolling through the Depot will only set you back a couple of bucks but it will eradicate an eyesore that’s been bugging you for years.
Popular Mechanics has taken tips from some well-known authors, chefs, and home renovators and compiled them to give you the 57 best upgrades for your home. Many of these are upgrades that may last well beyond your lifetime and some may be things you’ve had before but got rid of when you’re trying to go modern in the 80s. But the very best one has fur and a wagging tail. You know you’re curious, so click the link below to read all 57!