Add Serious Value to Your Home by Taking Full Advantage of These Top Trends

Add Serious Value to Your Home by Taking Full Advantage of These Top Trends
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    The real estate market is hot—as in 100-degrees-in-the-shade, hot.

    This is the result of several factors, including record-low interest rates and the fact that people need a change of scenery after being cooped up for a year and a half.

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To take full advantage of this seller’s market, consider making small changes to your home that will add serious home appraisal value. Use the following post-pandemic remodeling trends, brought to you by LetsRenovate.com, to guide your decisions:

Address the Home Office

Pre-pandemic, the workforce was gradually shifting from a 9–5, office-based setup to a work-from-home structure. Once the pandemic hit, however, that shift sped up. Now 18% of U.S. workers telecommute full time, according to Review42.

While that may not seem like a large percentage, consider that pre-pandemic, only 3.4% of the workforce was working remotely full time.

While most workers are happy to ditch their pantsuits, commutes, and stringent office hours, many run into the problem of not having a designated office space. Before, when they were working from home once a week or once a month, the dining table worked just fine.

Now, however, homeowners need and crave permanent home-office solutions. Most agree that one of the most important aspects of a home office is a door.

Convert a closed-off space into a home office. Repurpose a guest room if you have one, close off space in the basement or turn a large closet into a cozy cubicle.

If you don’t have space to allocate to a private office, consider creating a command center under the stairs, in the kitchen or in a guest room.

Extend the Indoors Out

After being cooped up for over a year, homeowners and renters developed a real appreciation for outdoor living spaces. As a result, homebuyers cite comfortable outdoor living spaces as a must-have in a home.

Create a natural flow from the indoors to the out via sliding glass doors and a patio.

It may be necessary to clean up your backyard first prior to realizing its full potential. Then you’ll likely want to level or grade your surface to suit your design.

To find highly rated pros in your area, search “ground leveling service near me” and check reviews on sites like Angi. If your backyard is cramped due to oversized or overgrown trees, consider contacting a tree removal service to either prune or remove one to give you more space to work with.

Invest In Pretty Storage Solutions

As people spend more time in their homes than out, many realize that they want to be better able to store their belongings. An important feature for many potential buyers today is attractive storage.

Create faux built-ins that conceal everything from paperwork to television sets. If you have unusable space in your home, convert it into a storage area. An experienced interior designer can help you identify areas of your home you can maximize in clever ways.

Design a Rec Room

During the pandemic, many homeowners realized that their homes didn’t offer a whole lot of space for fun. Today’s buyers are looking for spaces in which they can do everything from watching movies to working out to bowling (seriously).

Look into converting a barely used garage or adding an addition to your home. Though these seem like large changes, they can pay off big time.

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Homeowners’ needs are changing. Updating your home will not only meet your current needs, it will also increase your home’s value. Be sure to keep track of all your updates (including costs for each) so that if you do decide to sell your home in the future, you can present the modifications to help boost your home’s appraisal value.

Whether it’s for your family or for a future homeowner, these home updates are sure to bring big benefits!

This article was brought to you by LetsRenovate.com, where you can use our home remodeling checklist to find home remodeling plans, remodeling ideas, home improvement specs, contractors, tips, and just about everything to complete a home building decision. For more information, contact us today!

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