Every year around this time, research will be shared reporting which type of home renovations make homeowners happiest in the long run. We decided a while ago that we wanted to make our own list, based on our experiences serving Massachusetts homeowners. To reach our decision, we included factors like the homeowner’s expressed feelings about their new spaces, any issues that needed resolution, how the property value was impacted, and more.
#1 Home Renovation in terms of Long Term Homeowner Happiness: Kitchens
When you’re living with a bad kitchen, it’s a constant stress. Never enough storage, never enough light, never enough room to get things done, uneven floors, bad vibes – not things you want to deal with on a daily basis. Kitchen upgrades consistently deliver high levels of homeowner happiness, and can do the most to boost the value of the home.
#2 Home Renovation in terms of Long Term Homeowner Happiness: Bathrooms
If there is one home upgrade homeowners just put off and put off, it’s upgrading the bathroom. There’s often a fear that dealing with the plumbing will be exceptionally expensive, but bathroom renovations can be designed for any budget. Today’s bathroom fixtures are so much more water efficient than those on the market ten, twenty, or even thirty years ago. The cost savings on the water bill contributes to the homeowner’s long term satisfaction with this home renovation – and transforming a lack luster space into a show stopping spa like personal retreat doesn’t hurt either.
#3 Home Renovation in terms of Long Term Homeowner Happiness: Outdoor Living
This sounds like a very broad category, so let’s define terms here. Outdoor Living includes home features like decks, patios, sun rooms, screen porches, three season porches, and more. The home upgrades that allow homeowners to enjoy more of their property throughout more of the year receive top reviews consistently. This is especially true for families with children and busy professionals who are seeking a place to relax and unwind.