A home should reflect the personality of those living in it. Whether it’s the entryway or the master bedroom, creating a space that complements one’s lifestyle is important. Moving into a new home or building one is not the only way to create these spaces. And that’s if a home is even available to buy.
It is a challenge to find a home these days, especially in the St. Louis area. The inventory of homes for sale has steadily fallen for years. According to the Realtor.com 2020 forecast, the downward trend will continue. Housing shortages typically mean higher prices.
Having more children or bringing aging parents to live in the home can present the need for more space. Aging homeowners may need adjustments to accommodate them as they grow older. An option to satisfy these requirements is to upgrade the existing home, instead of moving to another. Create more space by changing the layout or adding a room in the existing home for less than buying another one.
Most Popular Remodeling Projects
Homeowners who are looking to breathe new life into outdated spaces have many remodeling options. These remodeling projects are the most popular and add value to homes.
Kitchen remodels are still the most popular today. They also have a major impact on increasing the value of a home. Functionality is key in a kitchen remodel. Many items can be upgraded in a kitchen. From new cabinets, countertops, a new layout, appliances, and upgraded flooring, the choices are endless.
Remodeling outdated bathrooms allows homeowners the opportunity to give it a spa-like design. This private space is used daily and should help A new shower, bathtub, lighting, or sink can make a bathroom beautiful again. Adding walk-in tubs or showers with safety bars and seats can be added to accommodate those with special needs.
The needs of families change over time. They also change the space and design of a home. The birth of a child, teenagers needing more space, or aging parents moving in, all give way to the addition of more square footage. Along with expanding available storage and living spaces, adding rooms can increase the value of a home. Ideas include:
- Extra bedroom
- Add a second story
- Mother-in-law suite
Along with adding extra living space, the basement is one of the best areas to renovate. A finished basement can be used to serve many needs. Some homeowners choose to change it into a family room, extra bedroom, or home office.
With summer around the corner, the addition of a deck is perfect for outdoor entertaining. Enjoying more quality time with family and friends is invaluable. This particular feature adds value to a home and provides other benefits to the homeowner.
Finnteriors Construction Services is a general contracting business based in the St. Louis area. Serving homeowners for over 20 years, Finnteriors has a reputation for exceptional remodeling services and fair prices. Turning homes into dream homes is their overall goal.
As members of the Home Builders Association and several other local, national, and international organizations, Finnteriors adheres to industry standards in all aspects of building and construction. Finnteriors is also lead-safe certified by the Environmental Protection Agency.