Americans spend billions of dollars each year on remodeling projects. From full home makeovers to simple projects such as adding a fresh coat of paint, remodeling your home can help you improve its look, functionality, and even security. If you’re thinking about making an investment back into your home, keep reading. We’ve compiled three of the top high-end home improvements you should consider making in 2021.
Remodel a Bathroom—Or Two
One of the best home upgrades you can make to increase your home’s value is a bathroom remodel. In fact, the average return at resale is over 100 percent! Unfortunately, full bathroom remodels can be complicated, time-consuming, and expensive. Whether you want to change the layout of your bathroom (and all of the pipes that go with it) or are looking to lay new tile, change the fixtures, and redo the shower or tub, you could be looking at weeks without the use of your bathroom, and tens of thousands of dollars invested. But the good news is that even a minor remodel can pay off big time.
Re-caulking the tub, swapping out a damaged or outdated vanity, and adding a fresh coat of paint can go a long way toward improving the look and functionality of your bathroom.
Add Smart Home Automation
When it comes to high-end improvements you can make in your home, few can match the number of benefits you’ll enjoy when you invest in smart home automation. From cost-savings and convenience to keeping your home and your family safe, smart home automation is an upgrade that you can benefit from now, as well as one that will help improve your home’s value if you ever choose to sell.
Smart home automation isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. You can choose from a variety of technologies to best suit your wants and needs. Smart plugs make it easy to turn off lights and electronics while you’re away to save on energy costs, or to turn them on to increase security. Security systems can help you keep an eye on your home from anywhere. Smart appliances make life a little easier by allowing you to turn on and control them right from your smartphone—imagine turning on your oven to preheat while you relax on the couch and finish your show!
Show Your Landscaping Some Love
Another high-end upgrade that can make a big difference not only in your home’s value but also in its security is your landscaping.
The curb appeal of a home can’t be overestimated when it comes time for showings. But even if you’re still living in the home, the right landscaping can actually increase security. Keeping your hedges nicely trimmed makes it harder for potential thieves to find a hiding spot—adding rose bushes and other plants with thorns can help with that as well. Landscaping lights help highlight your plants or your home’s features at night, but they also deter strangers from trying to hide or take a peek inside. Even adding gravel to some of your landscaping can help to amplify sound, as compared to grass, mulch, and other soft landscaping options.
Choosing the Right High-End Home Improvements
Whether you’re looking to increase the value of your home before you get ready to list it or you want to improve your home’s functionality today to keep your family safe, these high-end improvements are a great place to start.