In recent years, the tiny-home trend has taken that philosophy to the extreme. But it hasn’t quite caught on with mainstream America. The overwhelming majority of home buyers still prefer to own an abode with ample space in which to live, relax and entertain.
The median size of homes built in 2015 was bigger than ever, and the portion of those homes with four or more bedrooms grew to 47 percent. But so far in 2016, the median home size appears to have reached a plateau, leveling off after several years of gradual growth.
Spruce up your front entry with a new layer of mulch, and thoughtfully planted shrubs. Add a pop of color to your landscape design with easy care Black-Eyed Susan or Dianthus flowers.
2. Spice up your front door.
A new front door can change the look of your foyer dramatically. Update your existing door with paint and trim, or install a brand new design that includes glass and wood stain.
3. Upgrade your kitchen’s appliances.
The look of new appliances and fixtures in your kitchen will instantly modernize your kitchen and allow for more functionality. No paint or back splash needed!
4. Accessorize your bathroom.
A new vanity or fixture could do just the trick! Give you bathroom a different vibe by replacing the cabinet hardware. Accessorize with a new light fixture, shelves, and paintings to complete the look.
5. Transform a forgotten room.
Take advantage of every square inch of your home by transforming an unused bedroom into a multipurpose room. Depending on your family’s need you can transform a dull space into a playroom, craft area, or media room.
6. Enjoy the outdoors.
Enjoy your patio or deck by creating intimate sitting areas perfect for reading, dining, and enjoying a warm summer day. Choose comfortable furniture as you would for the interior of your home, and accessorize with outdoor rugs, pillow, and lighting.
7. Spring clean (any time of year)!
Borrow a few staging tips from your favorite home decorating TV show. De-cluttering and moving your existing accessories around will give your home the face lift you desire.
Clean lines and bright whites prevail in traditional, contemporary, or transitional designs.
Turn your pantry into more than just food storage. When possible, add a window, small sink, and ample storage for appliances. Built-in floor toceiling shelves will maximize storage space and organization.
Incorporate energy-efficient task & accent lighting under cabinets and around circulation paths.
Age in place by moving more storage down, rather than keeping all cabinetry up high.
Over-sized kitchen island with cook top, outlets, drawers, recycling pullouts, and ample seating.
Warm color wood, or plank-style porcelain tile performs beautifully in the high traffic kitchen.