Home Upgrades Provide Comfort Today, Selling Edge Tomorrow

Home Upgrades Provide Comfort Today, Selling Edge Tomorrow

Stay-at-home orders during the pandemic have given people a chance to take a close look at their homes.

Some are seeing flaws. Lots of them.

For clients who have decided that they want to make their homes more functional and aesthetically pleasing, give them some insight on remodeling trends by sharing Fixr’s “2020 Single-Family Home Construction and Remodeling Trends” https://bit.ly/2LIyeq6.

Fixr surveyed construction industry professionals, including architects, builders, and sustainability professionals, to get their take on the top single-family home trends. 

Here are some highlights.

Aging-in place: Seventy percent of respondents said installing grab bars was the most common upgrade for making a home more age-friendly. That was followed by elevators (39%), lever handles (35%), and ramps (28%). More than half (54%) of homeowners were making aging-in-place modifications for their personal use.

Outdoor upgrades: Outdoor kitchens are becoming more popular, with 41% saying that that the amenity is something they see more clients investing in. That was followed by patios (22%), and outdoor living rooms and decks tied at 14% each.

Sustainable features. The top three sustainable home features people were most likely to want were minimizing energy consumption (58%), indoor air quality improvement (40%), and a tight building envelope (40%).

Renovations in any of the three categories will improve livability and help homeowners enjoy their homes now. And since many of the upgrades have broad appeal, they could be future selling points when homeowners decide to put their property on the market.