This season, refresh your home by making a few renovations. With many people either spending more time at home or preparing to enter the real estate market, making upgrades, no matter how big or small, can improve your space and make it stand out to buyers. Here are some ideas to help you get started.
Give Your Home Office a Promotion
For many, working-from-home is the way of the future. With that in mind, creating or updating a space to be your home executive suite can make your workdays more comfortable and be a major value add for potential buyers. Consider making adjustments to your home office space such as soundproofing the room to eliminate distractions, adding dry erase boards to help you map out ideas and stay organized, or even doing something as simple as creating a pleasant background behind your desk for Zoom meetings.
Make Your Bathroom Your Self-Care Oasis
Self-care has become increasingly more important over the past year. Finding moments to unwind and take care of yourself is crucial to our mental health and overall wellbeing, especially during stressful times such as these. Updating your shower to better match your style or include spa-like features, like a rain shower or steam shower, can transform your bathroom into a destination for relaxation. Make this space somewhere that you slip away to when you need pampering or just peace and quiet.
Take Advantage of Colorado’s Sunshine
There are plenty of reasons to make your home eco-friendlier. While there are infinite ways you could accomplish this goal, try these small-scale enhancements this season. Since water heaters need to be replaced about every 10 to 15 years, why not install a solar-powered alternative to traditional water heaters. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that a solar hot water heater will save 50 to 80 percent of the cost to heat your water. Take even more advantage of the sun by installing larger, more energy efficient windows in your home. Not only will the sunshine illuminate your home, but it will also help keep it warm, so you don’t have to burn as much fossil fuel.
Multigenerational Living is a Must
Give your spare bedroom or flex space a multigenerational living makeover. Adding an additional suite for extended-stay guests or family members is not only convenient but can attract more buyers to your home. Often times creating a suite such as this is as easy as adding bedroom furniture and making slight style updates like adding window treatments or additional lighting.
Healthy Choices for a Clean Kitchen
Cleanliness and health are at the forefront of everyone’s minds right now. There are some switches you can make in your kitchen that will make your space not only stylish but safe too. High-tough surfaces such as the sink and faucet where we go to wash our hands and our food can be covered in germs. Opt for a touchless faucet to reduce the risk of contact with those germs with the added benefit of hands-free convenience. Another great upgrade to make in the kitchen is porcelain countertops. Porcelain is a beautiful alternative to granite or marble that is less porous and much more durable. In fact, porcelain only absorbs about 0.1 percent of bacteria thanks to its tough surface.
Whether you’re looking to make big changes to your space this season or simply searching for inspiration for small upgrades, anything you can do to make your house feel more like your ideal home is a worthy investment.
To learn more about what features and renovations are on trend this year, or to talk to a real estate professional about buying or selling a home, contact LIV Sotheby’s International Realty by visiting livsothebysrealty.com or calling 303.893.3200.