No Demo Reno's Jenn Todryk Says These Upgrades Are Worth The Extra Money

Home transformations can be costly, especially for those with unique tastes, which is why it's essential to prioritize what matters most to you and your family while keeping an eye on long-term value and functionality. It can be hard to narrow this down though. Luckily, Jenn Todryk has a helpful tip to guide you when deciding what to splurge on when transforming your home, she suggests upgrading things that you use and come in contact with frequently.

"Things that your butt is on every single day, so [things] like your bed, your couches," she says in an exclusive interview with ET. The places you frequent and the things you use the most should take priority in a home upgrade. This means focusing on places like the living room, kitchen, and bathroom, and choosing pieces for them that are high-quality, durable, comfortable, and stylish. When all these factors are present, your home experience improves significantly.

Some other things to splurge on

One key thing to prioritize during an upgrade is safety. This involves addressing any structural issues, carrying out necessary maintenance and repairs, adding security systems, and investing in experienced contractors and workers. This way you can have peace of mind and also avoid any dangerous or costly problems down the line. Some other things that are worth the extra money are quality materials for fixtures, flooring, countertops, and cabinetry. These not only look better but also last longer, reducing the need for frequent replacements or repairs.

In addition, it goes a long way to spend some extra money on your curb appeal as well. The exterior of your home and landscaping improvements on the yard, garden, or patio can make your property more pleasant for you and also more attractive to any potential buyers. Investing in smart technology and energy efficiency also keeps your home up to date while helping you save on utility bills long-term.

Things that you can save on

When discussing what you can save money on, Jenn Todryk suggests "As far as décor — plants, pillows, no. The cheaper the better," (via ET). While it's tempting to go all out on a nice piece that catches your eye, most décor items come in many options and can typically be found at more affordable price points. Similarly, a kitchen or living with all custom items isn't always necessary and it's easier, faster, and cheaper to go with the readymade.

It's also important to know where you can safely cut costs. A lot of things can be DIYed but it's tricky to know when to take a project on and when to leave it to the professionals. Some questions that can ask yourself to guide this decision are if you have the skills, the knowledge, the time, and the equipment. Having all these will make a big difference in your home projects because you will be able to achieve your goals safely and efficiently.