4 Renovations that Maximize the North Carolina Lifestyle

Mon, Jun 04, 2018 at 9:00AM

4 Renovations that Maximize the North Carolina Lifestyle

One of the major benefits of living in North Carolina is the fact that the weather is overall pleasant many days of the year. Realizing there are times when certain tasks require you to be inside, you can still enjoy the great outdoors with a few novel ideas.

A skilled REALTOR® can work with you to figure out the best renovations you can add to your property to increase its value. Use this advice to make the most out of your North Carolina residence:

1) Focus on the Front Entryway

Any REALTOR® will tell you that curb appeal goes beyond mere home sales. A manicured and well-maintained property shows pride of ownership and contributes to a greater overall neighborhood setup.

Easy first steps to improve entryway appearance include pressure washing, painting, repairing broken parts, and sprucing up your mailbox. In addition, you should consider other enhancements that contribute to property value and general appeal.

For instance, without uttering a word, the front door speaks volumes to your friendly demeanor and interpersonal approach. Consider upgrading to a study and high-quality fiberglass door. Creative use of windows lends interest and safety.

2) Upgrade High Traffic Areas

Any home features two rooms that get the most attention: the kitchen and the bathroom. That’s why it makes sense to give these areas a facelift.

Important kitchen upgrades include energy-efficient appliances, modern hardware (faucets, knobs), ample and intriguing lighting, and improved storage options. In the bathroom, consider updating toilets, sinks, and showers. You can also paint and add decorations or install art to create a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere.

Throughout your home, it’s a good idea to start monitoring energy and water usage. Older kitchen appliances such as refrigerators and dishwashers are energy hogs. In addition, low-flow toilets can save both water and money.

3) Create an Indoor/Outdoor Oasis

Sunrooms or screened-in porches are a great way to enjoy the best of both worlds. The rooms create an elegant space that incorporates all the pleasant sights and sounds of the outside, as well as increased natural light.

When the weather is enjoyable, you can relax in this cool and comfortable space. At night, when it’s raining, or any other time you require privacy, the room can be closed off from the elements.

Plus, the multi-purpose nature of this room means you can also use it as an exercise/meditation space, home office, guest accommodations, and for a variety of other uses.

4) Exterior Considerations

While everyday sunshine is a good thing, it can also create wear on a house over time. That means the siding, deck surfaces, shutters, windows, and other elements of your North Carolina home sometimes need an upgrade. In addition, landscaping and hardscaping motifs often require a spruce up.

Plus, as the summer heat approaches, you might be considering climate control options, such as a swimming pool, shadowy awning, and other ideas.

Our team has closed over $70 million in transactions and been ranked since 2013 as part of the “Top 100”  realtors in broker sales locally. Contact us today to learn how you can maximize your profits with your North Carolina home today!

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