When COVID-19 hit, Americans were suddenly forced to look at their houses differently. The pandemic has produced unique needs and opportunities, and many families are upgrading their homes to accommodate these evolving demands. While being stuck at home, some homeowners have realized that there is a need to update or reconfigure indoor and outdoor spaces for work, school, exercise, play, and more. Instead of putting money into travel and other luxuries, families are choosing to remodel the areas of their homes where they spend most of their time.
A home needs to be an enjoyable space, especially in times when you are not able to go out. Home improvement projects can add aesthetic appeal and turn your home into a place that feels cozier, and where you can be active, feel comfortable, and enjoy time with your family. Where to start with a major remodeling project can be one of the most difficult choices.
Below are a few ideas for home renovations:
The kitchen, now more than ever, has become the center of family life. More people are cooking and eating at home and finding the need to adapt their kitchens for the growing demand. Customizing your kitchen by installing more cabinets, adding shelves, expanding your pantry or completely reconfiguring the area can make working in this space easier.
Upgrades in cabinets, fixtures, and finishes can create that cozy atmosphere you are looking for. Kitchens are also one of the most important spaces to potential home buyers who are more than willing to pay for thoughtful upgrades and high-end finishes. Installing larger, wider windows for natural light, adding insulation, and updating to more efficient appliances, windows, and doors can also be great renovations for your kitchen.
Add or Convert Living Spaces
During the pandemic, homes have served as a place for work, school, gym, dining, and recreation. Additionally, some homes have become multigenerational as demands for child or health care become more prevalent. Making a home multifunctional has become more important as kids and parents both need spaces for work, play, and relaxation.
Adding square footage during your renovation project through an addition can allow for more space to spread out. Creating rooms for a home office or school area, or additional living space such as an in-law suite, can help accommodate the increasing demands. Converting rooms to be more adaptable so they can be opened or closed off and used for more than one purpose may also be a way for everyone to have more space.
Update Finishes, Fixtures, and Appliances
Luxury, high-quality finishes can create a more enjoyable atmosphere and improve the overall aesthetics of your home. Upgrading fixtures and appliances, and refreshing walls, ceilings, and floors can help increase the feel of a comfy retreat. Additionally, new countertops can not only update the look of a kitchen, but they have great appeal for prospective buyers if you are thinking of selling your home.
Choose Corso for Your Home Renovations
Corso Construction can complete your home renovations, and if the cost of a home remodeling project is a factor, we can update one room at a time to accommodate your budget. Major renovations do not have to be done all at once. Let us help you create the home you have always dreamed about.