Our connection to our home and living spaces have changed dramatically over the past year. So, it’s time to re-assess how we live day-to-day and utilize every room in our home. The impact of the 2020 pandemic has changed our lives for months, if not years to come.

There are three main things to consider when it comes to remodeling now:

  • What changes need to be made to make your home as comfortable as possible?
  • What investments make most sense for possible re-sale value?
  • Which materials, brands, style/design to choose, as well as ease of use of technology?

When it comes to remodeling choices – the possibilities, are virtually endless. We're here to help with some suggestions to consider:

Home Office

Most people are still working remotely, so a home office or designated working space has become just as essential as a kitchen or bathroom. Not enough square footage? Consider redesigning your kitchen, or living room area to accommodate a small desk/work area.

Functional Kitchen

The pandemic has placed new importance on the kitchen. Today, an upgraded kitchen should be both functional and beautiful. One way to accomplish this is to add a pantry and to give it a clean and streamlined modern look.

Outdoor Living

The outdoor living space has become much more valuable due to CoViD. Maximizing its usability and appearance are great ways to add value. For example, by adding structures that provide shade, as well as heating and misting systems - are smart investments. Also, it doesn’t hurt to add a beautiful landscape with lush greens with extra seating for when you just want to take it easy. 

Adding Privacy

With more people staying at home (some are home 24/7), adding soundproofing to rooms, walls and floors can make a big difference. If this is not an option, then creating one private room or closed off area in the basement, attic or perhaps dividing a large room for individuals that need privacy and a quiet space.

Fresh Paint

This is a low-cost way to make a big impact (especially for re-sale value). A fresh coat of paint can upgrade a living space. Highly pigmented colors, such as deep greens, blues and reds – bring it to the next level! Plus, you can’t go wrong with earth tones. Generally speaking, lighter colors will brighten up a room, especially smaller ones. While darker colors can make a room feel cozier.

Luxury Bath

Yes. Updating your bathroom to make it more spa-like by including soaking tubs, rain showers, portable benches, ambiance lighting, floating vanities, etc. Also, there’s been a lot more interest in bidets and heated toilet seats. Walk-in combination bathtub/shower for easy accessibility, even ADA-compliant features have shown to increase a home’s value because you are offering options others are not. For smaller spaces, a seamless-glass shower partition gives the illusion of a larger bath.

Utilize Space

Transform unused space to utilized space. Many homeowners are converting formal dining rooms or guest rooms into home offices. However, if you already have a home office and never or rarely use your dining/guest room, turn it into something that adds value to your family, such as a game/play room, studio, fitness room, even storage room. Your basement, attic and garage spaces can also be worth remodeling allowing you to work in a space separate from your home.

Energy Efficiency

We cannot emphasize this enough: whether it be solar panels, skylights, new windows and doors, water-conserving toilets, faucets and shower heads - all go a long way on saving money on monthly bills.

Contact us today to schedule a convenient, virtual or personal home-design consultation. With some options and designs it can be overwhelming… but we’ve done the research, so let us show you how we can help and work for you.  We will design and build your brand-new bathroom, kitchen, basement or home office. 

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