You did not specify the cart you are using. I would look at cart and speed box as an upgrade.
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You can upgrade the platter from the standard mdf to acrylic ($125) and you can upgrade the needle only from the Ortofon Blue to the body of the Ortofon Red ($200).
If you don't upgrade the platter, then I would recommend an Herbie's way excellent mat: http://www.herbiesaudiolab.net/ttmat.htm. This did a good job deadening the metal platter when I had a debut carbon years ago.
The cartridge, while being ok for beginners, can be easily upgraded. I had the 2M orange on mine and it was fantastic in comparison to the red.
The speed box is also a good upgrade as it makes the motor spin more consistently. I actually have a new one in silver I didn't end up using, still in box, if you want to buy one for cheaper than retail.
What phono stage would you be using for this?
Wow! Great system for the money you have in it. Based on your other components, and your budget mindedness, I wouldn't spend any more money on the Project. Just keep it super clean and operating correctly. If you decide you "need" higher performance, flip the Project and buy a different complete TT setup.