If you’ve been dreaming of making some changes to your home for years, it might be time to finally create the home you’ve always wanted. Product availability is good, and cost is back to pre-pandemic prices for many products. If you select the right home projects, they can increase your home’s value.
Installing a curbless shower, new countertops and smart window coverings are just three ideas for practical projects that will show your home some love and enhance your home’s value. These renovations also can show a prospective buyer — someday — how much you loved this home, and how much they can love it, too.
1. Curbless shower.
Eliminate barriers and get a sleek look by switching to a shower that lacks the lip or edge of a traditional shower floor. Curbless showers can involve a bit more work and expense, but they are worth it for those who are aging or injured. A bathroom renovation is a great investment, and this accessible design style is practical and stylish.
2. Updated countertops.
A big part of your kitchen’s style and function, countertops visually make a big statement, and physically have to withstand food prep, spills and frequent cleaning. If you have quality cabinetry, but your countertops are an eyesore or they’re difficult to maintain, it’s worth investing in new countertops. Choosing a material like quartz offers a fresh look while making your kitchen more functional.
However, it’s important to note that replacing countertops can impact the existing backsplash, sink and faucet, too. This easy kitchen renovation is the perfect opportunity to consider new touchless faucets, an under-mount sink or an updated backsplash.
3. Smart window coverings.
From robotic vacuums to automated faucets, many people love the convenience that home automation brings to our lives. The same holds true for your window treatments, as more homeowners are choosing motorized shades and blinds for their windows.
Being able to control your window treatments from your smartphone or tablet allows you to easily operate them, as well as place them on a schedule so that they open and close when you desire. Not only are they extremely functional, they’re available in many different colors, sizes and designs, which allows them to match virtually any space’s style.
Tip: If you plan to stay in your home five years or more, decorate or renovate to please yourself. If you think you’ll be leaving in five years or less, base your decisions on a more generic look, to enable potential buyers to see themselves living and loving there.
– Elisabeth Stubbs is one of the owners of Enhance Floors & More, one of Atlanta’s top-rated flooring dealers, located in Marietta.