One of the best parts of spring is that it provides inspiration to renew your home. Unless you have an unlimited budget, though, you’ll want to carefully choose which features to add so that you can make the most of your money. Fortunately, there are lots of great amenities that you can add that will increase your home’s value and increase your enjoyment of your home for years to come. Here are four great features to consider adding to your home starting now.
1. New HVAC System
If you want to improve your home’s comfort, the best way to do it is to install a new HVAC system. In addition to enhanced comfort, a new HVAC system typically uses less energy, resulting in lower utility bills. If you plan on selling your home, a new HVAC system can provide a great selling point to help your home stand out from other options in your area.
Adding a fireplace may seem like a total headache and such a major project. However, thanks to new innovations, such as vent-free gas logs, adding a new fireplace is something that you can do quite quickly. In addition to gas options, you can also choose an electric fireplace if you simply want the aesthetic of the soft glow of a fireplace. Of course, if you’re looking for a major construction project, you can add a new wood-burning fireplace. Just be sure that local inspectors approve any additions like this before you make any changes.
3. Laundry Room
If you’re tired of working out of a closet to get your laundry done, a new laundry room can serve as a welcome upgrade to your home. Whether you add an addition to your house or repurpose an existing space, a laundry room provides a great area to get a variety of cleaning work done. The best thing about a laundry room is that the extra space makes doing the laundry a little more enjoyable, meaning that it’s more likely to get done on time. Wherever you choose to place your updated laundry room, make sure it has access to a water line, vent for the dryer, and the appropriate outlet voltage, usually a 120 or 240v.
4. Updated Landscaping
To add some serious curb appeal to your home, you can consider upgrading the landscaping. Even something simple, such as seeding your lawn to improve its appearance, can go a long way toward improving the overall look of your home. You may also want to think about features like a new porch, walkways, pavers, or curbing around your flowerbeds. In addition to improving curb appeal, you can add serene outdoor areas that serve as tranquil getaways for you and your family to enjoy.
Thanks to the increasing popularity of do-it-yourself home renovations, there is no lack of sites available to help you find ideas for your next home improvement project. Before you decide which project you want to take on next, consider looking over a few of these sites to see which projects make the most dramatic and lasting impacts so that you can get an idea of how your home will look when you’re done.