When making the decision to improve your home in some way – whether that’s having a deck put on, replacing the vinyl siding, or having solar panels installed – you want to be sure that the investment is worth it. It’s one thing to talk about return on investment in terms of the eventual resale value of the home, but what about quality of life? How do home improvements really improve people’s lives?
More Space = Less Stress
As North Shore home builders, we’ve definitely seen that families who add more space to their homes do so to address some level of stress they’re having. This might be storage – there’s just not enough room to keep everything organized and accessible – or it might be living space for families to do what they need to do, from homework to celebrations to just kicking back to relax.
More Light = Better Mood
Renovating the home to let in more natural light is one of the best, most effective ways to boost the family’s mood. Here in New England, sunshine is a precious resource. Being able to enjoy the beautiful views in the North Shore is kind of the point of living here. Well chosen windows help counter the winter time blues, make growing plants indoors easier, and gives the kids and pets the best possible view of the world.
More Efficiency = Financial Savings
The best home upgrades, especially having replacement windows installed, directly impact how much energy is required to keep the home comfortable. By retaining warm air in the winter and cooled air in the summer, replacement windows keep energy costs down. This saves money which is vitally important at a time when the prices of everything else is going up.
These are just three of the ways people have reported their home improvement projects have improved their lives. Our homes are highly personal, so the benefits realized will vary tremendously individually. But improving the place you live can really make you feel better about your house, and that’s important.