Buying a new home is an ultimate high that may never wear out – but maintenance is key if you want to sustain the feeling that comes with living in a freshly bought abode. Maintainance improves the feeling you have for the building and can help preserve your property’s market value.
With this in mind, here are the four most common home improvement projects to focus on when considering home maintenance.
- Home Office Addition
According to a recent Gallup poll, about 25 percent of employees worked fully from home, while 20 percent managed remote and on-site work arrangements. So, it’s clear that building a home office has become a common option for many homeowners. The 2021 Houzz Emerging Home Design Trends Report reveals searches for home offices surged by 108 percent.
There are various ideas to explore when it comes to adding a home office. You can build an outdoor office from a garden shed, similar to those built by Eco Rooms. Alternatively, you can convert a less-utilized room into a home office or create a cubicle in your living room if you’re pressed for space to add an extension.
- Basement Conversion
Basement conversions can help you maximize your home’s living space. It can be your best if you want more space but can’t afford more extension work. You can convert your basement into several use cases depending on your unique situation. Some people choose to convert their basements to a guestroom. Others convert it into a living space for an aging parent who wants to live independently but requires a leveled space without a staircase.
However, not that extending a basement might be tasking. Often, homeowners use earthwork excavation methods to dig out a deeper basement. This can also be costly but comes with the benefits of additional space.
- Garage Door Upgrade
More than 2 million burglary cases occur yearly in the United States. About 60 percent of these cases happen after perpetrators gain access through forcible entry. Statistics show that nearly 5,000 – 8,000 home break-in cases are reported annually. You can bet what this would mean if you have a garage door that is not in the best shape. Apart from security reasons, your garage door makes up a significant part of your exterior. So how it looks can affect your home’s look. So it’s best to upgrade its functionality and aesthetic features.
- Bathroom Remodeling
Whether caused by a leaky sink, a drainage problem, or a need to modernize, bathroom remodelings are very common. Constant problems emerging in the bathroom make it easier for homeowners to give up on their old bathroom and seek a completely new one. Also, the bathroom experience is private and needs to be as cozy as possible. Apart from all the feature updates, ensure to tailor your bathroom’s feel to a unique theme best known to you. Inviting fresh plants into your bathroom can also upgrade its warmth and welcoming vibe.
All in all, home improvement projects will likely be on the cards at some point for every type of homeowner. Whether you live in a mansion or an apartment, these tips can be your first port of call if you want to improve your living space.