Age in Place with These 4 Home Modifications
As you age, your needs change, and so should your home. Here are a few home renovations to help you age in place.
If you are considering updating your home, it is important to consider changes that make it feel more personalized and functional while improving the property value. In this blog, we share five projects that add value to your daily life and your home.
Finish the Basement
If your home has an unfinished basement, utilize the abundance of square footage and consider finishing your lower level! A finished basement is a simple way to increase the amount of functional space in your home and can be renovated to accommodate your wants and needs, from a utility room to an entertainment space. Added storage in the basement will also free up space in other areas of your home, cutting down on clutter.
Expand the Kitchen
The kitchen is the gathering place for the family, and having enough space for people to move freely while cooking, eating, or socializing adds immediate personal and monetary value to your home. An expanded kitchen or addition allows space for a kitchen island or dining area, providing additional room for gathering and entertaining! Adding to the kitchen improves function and elevates your home’s aesthetic, whether expanding into a dining room or through an addition.
Turn Your Porch Into a Sunroom
Enjoy the beauty of the outdoors without worrying about bugs and inclement weather! Turning your deck or patio into a finished room provides a relaxing space with a great view of your landscape. If you are a plant lover, this is also the perfect place to cultivate and protect your houseplants, who may thrive in bright, natural light.
Open Up Your Bathroom
If you have a half-bath or a crowded bathroom in your home, expand it! Expanding a smaller bathroom can help add storage, and you can improve functionality by building a full tub or expanded shower. An additional full bathroom is always a plus to prospective buyers, making this addition a beneficial long-term investment into the value of your home.
Add a Room Over the Garage
If you have a connected or freestanding garage, consider finishing the attic area above it or adding another story! Like finishing a basement, this is a great way to increase useable square footage on your property. Your newly renovated open space offers a variety of possibilities from a guest room, storage space, playroom, or studio!
If you are considering any of these additions to your home, contact us! We can help you design an addition that exceeds your expectations and perfectly combines your wants and needs so you can get the most out of your new space for years to come.