Making the Most of your Southern California Home

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As the end of the lockdown for Covid-19 finally appears to be in sight, many of us are probably pretty sick of the houses that we’ve been stuck in for the last few months! If home improvement is on your mind then there are a few areas that you should be focusing your attention on in order to gain the maximum impact on how you feel in your home, and potentially add some value as well. Here are a few ideas for home improvements that will help you to make the most of your home.

Kitchen makeover

Revamping the kitchen is where most people start when it comes to home improvements. It makes sense—kitchens are the heart of the home where your family gathers to cook, eat, and socialize. We are also often told that kitchens are a selling point when people are looking at buying a home. While this may be true, it’s worth remembering that kitchen remodels can be expensive and you won’t necessarily get all of the money back that you put in, in terms of the value that you add to your property. That being said, a kitchen remodel can add a huge amount of joy to your life! It’s definitely a project worth considering, but do carefully weigh up the cost against what you are hoping to achieve. If it’s adding value to your home, there might be better options to consider.

Make the view a feature

Some of the views in Southern California are absolutely breathtaking. If you are lucky enough to overlook a stunning vista, then why not make it a feature of your home? Installing frameless sliding glass doors means that you bring the outside into your living room; the fact that there are no frames means that your view is completely unspoiled and your living space is absolutely flooded with light. According to Cover Glass USA, who are a frameless sliding glass doors Southern California supplier, the installation of frameless sliding glass doors transforms the living experience in your home and they will add value to your property, too. 

Adding a bathroom

Are you sick of waiting patiently for your turn in the bathroom in the morning, only to be pipped to the post by a family member who was that tiny bit faster than you? Or perhaps your dream is to be able to take a leisurely soak in a big tub without someone banging on the door. If either of these is you, then you’ve probably thought about adding an extra bathroom to your home. This also makes financial sense, according to the National Association of Home Builders, as an extra bathroom can boost the value of your home by 20 percent. However, similarly to adding a new kitchen, it’s important to weigh the cost of the project with the expected added value. Realestate.com estimates that homeowners on the West Coast will usually recoup about 67 percent of the cost of a new bathroom when they sell their home, but this is dependent on the property. Generally speaking, if you have more bedrooms than bathrooms in your home then adding a new bathroom will increase value. It’s also worth looking at the other homes in your neighborhood—if they have more bathrooms than yours then it could definitely be worth thinking about an additional one in order to compete in a tough housing market. 

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