Our Top Home Improvements That Stand the Test of Time
Considering a home renovation project, but wondering how it will impact the resale value of your home? Many experts would tell you that unless you are planning to flip the house immediately or sell within five years, it doesn’t matter. Styles, trends, and tastes change over time so future homeowners are likely going to want to update the home regardless of the improvements you are making now.
With that being said, not all renovations are equal and those that impact the functionality of your house will actually stand the test of time and reap the benefits when the time comes to sell. Here are our top home improvement projects that will give you a little extra bang for your buck:
1. Home Office + Study Zones
This probably goes a little without saying right now, but home offices are an absolute must-have! The pandemic has certainly changed our views on the need for real office space in our homes, and perhaps room for remote learning and homework, as well. And while we hope that we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, with many companies rethinking their position on remote working, we think it is likely that this is a trend that is here to stay.
A well-designed mudroom can be a beautiful, functional hub for your home, rather than a cluttered, dismal pass-through from your garage. Creative use of space and maximizing organization allows you to smooth out the day-to-day function of your home. And when it comes time to sell your home, a mudroom is a sought-after feature that will give your home an edge over others on the market.
3. Accessibility Features
You have probably heard a lot about “aging in place,” which is the desire of many to want to stay put in their home as they age and know it is going to work for the long-term. Renovations that consider access to and from the home – as well as within the home – can go a long way towards both making your home more comfortable for you as well as more appealing to buyers in the future.
Curbless showers are particularly popular, as they can give your bathroom a sleek, streamlined look, but provides benefits that go beyond appearances. But really, any improvements that remove barriers that might cause trips and falls and allow for easier access to all areas of the home are a bonus, such as having a washer and dryer on the home’s main level and eliminating steps into the home.
4. Built-in cabinetry and storage
We are pretty sure that everyone, everywhere can use more storage! Built-in cabinets are a great way to allow for storage while not detracting from the aesthetics of your home. Built-ins in your family room can create a focal point of your room or built-in banquette seating in the kitchen can help to keep things neat and tidy while providing extra seating room for the whole family – and perhaps even a few friends!
If you are dreaming of updating your home, we would love the opportunity to talk with you or invite you into our office in Historic Dublin, where our footprint began. Be sure to follow along on Instagram and Facebook for inspiration and ideas, or just to get to know us a little better.