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Add to Your Home’s Value in 2022 with These Home Improvements

Mar 23, 2022 | Uncategorized

Still managing COVID restrictions by working or schooling remotely? Need more functional space in your home? It’s 2022! Your home doesn’t have to feel dreary or claustrophobic. Here are three remodeling projects that are not only popular but can help increase the value of your home.

Don’t have the budget for major home improvements? Try a DIY project! Creating a cozy outdoor space or refreshing your home office with a new paint color or some fun accessories might be projects you can manage yourself with a little online inspiration!

If you’re itching to really change things up or feel stuck with your home’s current layout, your first move might be to seek out a local professional in York County to help with home improvements. Use our Find a Pro tool to search local builders, remodelers, contractors, and other service providers to cover all your home and outdoor spaces.

Get Cozy in Your Home Office

One of the most common home improvements that millions of people made throughout the pandemic, including many locally in York County, was converting a room in their home into a home office. While the transition was a bit rocky for some, working from home has proven to be a winner for many.

Did your temporarily remote job become permanently remote or hybrid? Improving the atmosphere or functionality of your home office is an excellent way to add value to any home. 

More Glass, More Doors, and More Natural Lighting

Getting in touch with nature and opening up the home has become increasingly popular, especially as we learn more about the benefits of natural sunlight, spending time outdoors, and even growing our own chemical-free food. Some of the hottest trends when it comes to doors and natural lighting in 2022 include:

  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • Large sliding doors
  • Large one-panel windows (for open spaces)
  • Skylights
  • Garage-style glass doors and windows for an ultra-modern natural lighting look

Natural lighting is in demand, and that isn’t likely to change anytime soon. Providing more natural lighting with modern doors and windows can also help to increase the overall curb appeal of your home. 

Unique Outdoor Spaces

The pandemic taught us was that being outdoors most certainly helped shake off the isolation of quarantine. Nearly 6 in 10 Americans have a new appreciation for nature because of the pandemic, according to one survey that also found three-quarters of respondents reported a boost in their mood while spending time outside. As a result, outdoor spaces have become an essential part of our home life and a commonly requested home renovation.

Outdoor spaces provide an opportunity to spend more time in nature relaxing or tending to your hobbies. Some ways to create unique outdoor spaces outside of your home might include: 

  • Build raised flower beds and gardens for fruits and vegetables
  • Create a grilling area to enjoy cooking and dining outdoors
  • Construct or install a year-round greenhouse
  • Add a patio, deck or firepit for relaxing with friends and family
  • Build a shed or outdoor workshop to enjoy hobbies such as woodworking, metalworking, or even crafting year-round 

Adding value to your home in 2022 is less about frills and expensive fixtures and more about natural lighting, remote workspaces, and improving overall functionality. These are just a few popular home remodeling projects that will add value and function and bring you much enjoyment!

Need the help of a professional for your next home improvement project? Find a local, reliable, and insured pro for all your home and outdoor project needs in York, Pennsylvania, today!

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