Spruce Up Your Home With Popular Improvements

Homeowners should determine beforehand the reasons they are making upgrades to their properties, because it may impact the scope, costs and types of improvements they choose.

When the weather starts getting warmer, many homeowners begin making improvements to their homes. There are several reasons individuals may choose to make upgrades, ranging from increasing the value of their real estate to simply improving the appearance of their homes. Homeowners should determine beforehand the reasons they are making upgrades to their properties, because it may impact the scope, costs and types of improvements they choose.

However, there are some upgrades that may add more value to a home and add an element of freshness and modernity to a property.

Bathroom Upgrades

Remodeling the master bathroom can make it feel more luxurious and comfortable for owners, and there are several small and larger improvements options individuals can choose. For example, whirlpool tubs, glass showers and multiple shower-heads can give the room a more spa-like feel. In addition, many homeowners can also add a different atmosphere to their bathrooms by replacing old floor or shower tile or laying down wood flooring to give it a more outdoor ambiance. Replacing fixtures and lights can have the double purpose of adding more modernity to the room, while also helping homeowners save money on energy.

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Kitchen Remodels









The kitchen area is one of the most popular remodels among homeowners, namely because there are several options for all budgets and room sizes. Owners who want to make small adjustments to their kitchens can keep it small by purchasing new appliances and storage racks, replacing cabinets and fixtures and painting their kitchens. Homeowners who want to completely redo their dining area should comparison shop at different home improvement stores for new flooring, counters and large appliances. However, those who are trying to boost the resale value of their home should consider the type of materials being used in their neighborhood. For example, if many of the neighboring homes feature granite countertops, purchasing tile may not provide as much resale value as the homeowner is looking for.


Adding on to a home, whether it be a new room or a deck, is a common undertaking many homeowners complete during the summer months. While a backyard deck can be a simple task to complete, homeowners who plan on adding another room should meet with a contractor to discuss building materials, permits and zoning stipulations and the timeline of the construction.

If you could make one major home improvement to your home and cost was no factor what would you do?

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Lindsay is the the Director of Media Engagement for Coldwell Banker Real Estate and manages the brand’s media and social media department. She is also a licensed real estate professional. In 2017 & 2018, she was named a top 20 social influencer in the real estate industry in the annual Swanepoel 200 power rankings.

Lindsay lives in Livingston, NJ with her college sweetheart and now husband Joe and rwelcomed another Joe into her life as she became a mom in June 2016.

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