When it comes to how you can improve or personalize your home, the possibilities are endless. Sometimes you have to replace an appliance in a house you purchased 15 years ago, or perhaps the house you just purchased is in need of some sprucing up. Sometimes you may decide to make some changes to ensure your home is a reflection of your personal style. And sometimes, you may decide to make neutral choices in the event you plan to sell your home a few years later. Regardless of what you decide, the freedom you have as a homeowner to make those changes is invaluable. We’ve created a list of some improvements homeowners can make to maintain or improve the value of their home.
A kitchen is where the family gathers for nourishment and so much more. Because this is one of the spaces in your home where many hours will be spent preparing meals, eating and even entertaining, you want to make sure it is a safe and enjoyable location. If you need additional storage spaces or areas to prepare, you might want to add an island for communal dining. Updating the appliances, such as the refrigerator, stove and dishwasher, can improve the look and utility of your kitchen while also saving you money with more modern and energy efficient options. Sometimes a kitchen improvement that can have a tremendous impact can be as simple as changing the lighting or renovating the cabinets. While these changes are easy, the benefits that come from fully enjoying and utilizing your home are tremendous.
There are plenty of options when it comes to the floors in your home. You may opt for hardwood floors, which can be classic as well as contemporary. This is a popular option for its versatility, but you may want to reconsider it in some areas. Concrete and tile are other good options for heavy traffic areas, and if you have young kids, carpet in the bedrooms may be your preference. For many, a combination of flooring in different rooms of the house is the best option.
One of the best perks of owning your home is the freedom you have to personalize it, which means you can paint your walls however you please. Fresh paint is a great way to spruce up your home without breaking your budget. You can experiment with various color palettes and patterns. And the best part is that you can always redo your paint job if you don’t like it.
Adding a media room to your home can bring the family together for fun-filled evenings. Or you can invite friends over to watch home movies or big games, or even do some karaoke.
Adding a smart thermostat
Adding a smart thermostat in your home can help you save money in the long run. Products such as Nest allow you to control your thermostat directly from your phone. So if you are not home during the day, you can schedule it to turn on 15 minutes before you return. The amount of time you would have normally left your air conditioner or heater running is now reduced by eight hours or more.
These are just some ideas to get your creativity started. At Vámonos Realty we understand that the freedom to personalize is one of the biggest benefits of owning your own home. We are here to answer your questions about purchasing a home or making improvements to an existing one, just give us a call and Vámonos!