Have you been looking around your home and wondering what to update first? You are not alone. Many homeowners are planning on renovating, or in the midst of renovations.
During the past year and a half, COVID-19 prompted many people to re-evaluate their living spaces as kids and adults were sent home for online work or school. Even as we are all beginning to return to school or work, many who have been bitten by the remodeling bug are wondering what the best home remodeling options might be.
The answer to this is two-fold. First, it’s good to take a look at the return on investment you will get from your remodeling project. For example, remodeling a bedroom will not be as valuable to your home’s value as a kitchen remodel. If you aren’t staying in your home for the next several years, ROI is an important consideration.
Second, what will you find to be most enjoyable in the long run? This is especially important if you plan on staying in your home for years to come. A renovated bathroom can add a good bit of value, but if you would rather spruce up your office, where you spend much of your time, then the office renovation is the way to go.
In this post, we will take a look at the most popular home renovations going in the New England area right now.
Most Popular Home Renovations in New England
Finishing an Attic or Basement
Now more than ever before, homeowners are looking to maximize all of the usable space in their homes. An easy way to add square footage is by finishing off your basement or attic. This will add a good deal of value to the home and attract buyers if you should choose to sell.
Remodeling your kitchen is one of the most rewarding things you can do in your home, both for return on investment and daily enjoyment. The kitchen is often the hub of the home. If it isn’t, you can have it remodeled so becomes a great gathering place for family and friends. You don’t have to do a complete overhaul—even some basic upgrades, or the addition of a large island, can greatly improve the space. Updated kitchens are also very attractive to buyers if you put your home on the market.
Adding/Renovating a Bathroom
Is your family fighting for bathroom time in the morning? It’s a common scenario, especially for those living in older homes with few bathrooms. Renovating your current bathrooms to include conveniences like double sinks or other amenities can make getting ready more pleasant. If showers are a problem, consider adding another bathroom. This will greatly improve resale value and make your home a more peaceful place.
In Massachusetts, we like to take full advantage of the pleasant weather we have in the summer. What better way to do that than with a functional, attractive outdoor space for cooking, entertaining, or just relaxing after a long day? If you are adding a deck, keep in mind wood decking will give you a greater return on investment than composite decking, although it does require more upkeep.
As COVID grounded us all, many realized the need for more flexible spaces. For example, basements were converted into playrooms or kids school spaces. Mainly ignored home offices/storage spaces became offices for two and were used daily for work. Living rooms that double as home school spaces became the new norm. Homeowners began looking at all areas of the home (and even garages) to find more usable and functional spaces.
Another COVID-prompted trend is the upgrading of fixtures and finishes that are more germ resistant. These include Touchless entrances, touchless faucets, and the like. Some homeowners are opting for copper, an antimicrobial metal, or similar materials for a healthier environment. Hospital-grade air filters and purification systems have also been in high demand.
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Have you been bitten by the home remodeling bug? We can help you transform your home into the space you’ve dreamed of! Contact us today to schedule a consultation.