Updated: Feb 26, 2021
There are a lot of aspects of home remodeling that spark joy by breathing new life into your home. A kitchen or bath remodel is reliably a home project with a strong return on investment. Decreased maintenance costs and creating a more appealing space for buyers down the line are benefits most homeowners assume their projects will bring. But what about the other benefits that come from home remodeling projects that homeowners may not have expected? Here are a few we think you should know about!
MORE FAMILY TIME Since we are preparing more meals at home (and baking even more – Thanks, COVID-19), we are also sitting down more often together as a family to enjoy them. Numerous studies show that family meals are one of the most important things we can do for our health and well-being. It goes far beyond just making healthier eating choices—children who eat regular family dinners tend to do better in school, have higher self-esteem, have a decreased risk of depression, substance abuse, and teen pregnancy.
MORE ME TIME Rest time is also crucial for a healthy lifestyle but finding the availability for a well-deserved trip to the spa is not always in the cards for most busy homeowners. A bathroom remodel can give you the opportunity to create the spa-like retreat you crave in the comfort of your own home. From jetted tubs, to rainfall showerheads, to built-in music systems, you can transform your bathroom into the perfect spot for a much-needed breather.
BETTER CONNECTIONS WITH FRIENDS We hear it often, most homeowners who completed a kitchen remodel report spending more time entertaining. Research has shown that that there is a powerful link between friends and health, and furthermore strong social ties can promote brain health as we age. So, gather your besties around that new kitchen island for a game night with drinks and apps!
IMPROVED ENERGY EFFICIENCY Eco-conscious homeowners will love the many ways a home remodel project can help them be more energy efficient and create a more sustainable environment for future generations. Most homeowners will likely choose appliances with the ENERGY STAR label: these products are 10 to 50 percent more energy efficient. Many of today’s faucets and toilets are low-flow to conserve water usage, and materials such as bamboo and reclaimed wood are not only on-trend today, but they are also sustainable.
Home remodeling happens for many reasons, such as fitting necessary lifestyles, safety accommodations, and increasing the resale value of your home. Need someone to help guide the way? Feel free to shoot us an email or call our office if you have any questions, and we would be happy to help make your remodel dreams a reality.