Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re living in a home that’s been passed down the family line for generations or you’ve just stepped foot in a new home you built from the ground up, we want you to truly love your home. It’s the place where you come to rest and relax after a stressful week at work. It’s the place you gather with your friends and family over the holidays. It’s the place you should be able to find peace and comfort, any time of day or season.
Here are three ways you can fall in love with your home even more this year:
Customize to your taste.
According to a 2017 Houzz & Home study, 27 percent of homeowners started a remodeling project because they wanted to customize their homes. You have your own idea of what the perfect home looks like and no former builder or previous homeowner will have the same exact ideas in mind. Take the time to plan out and customize your home just the way you want it.
Fix those areas you’ve been putting off.
We all have those areas of the home that need to be fixed, spruced up or even completely redone. Maybe it’s the way your pantry is set up or the size of the pantry. Maybe it’s how impossible it is to get around your bathroom. Could it be that you have never been a fan of how closed off your kitchen is to the living room? Fix these troublesome areas in your home by transforming the pantry into a walk-in pantry, open up the kitchen by knocking down unnecessary walls or consider revamping your bathroom with an open floor plan.
Consider your home over the long term.
A 2017 Aging in Place Report by HomeAdvisor indicates that 87 percent of adults aged 65 and older and 71 percent of adults aged 50-64 want to remain in their homes as long as possible. Begin remodeling projects now to start preparing for the long term when mobility and accessibility for those living in your home might be harder. Consider projects such as installing extra lighting in the bathroom and in stairwells, barrier-free showers for ease of living and lever handles on doors and faucets instead of turn knob handles.
Fall in love with your home all over again and start the remodeling projects you’ve been dreaming of for years. Gain more ideas to update or upgrade your home on our Houzz and Pinterest pages.