Home Improvement Trends for 2010
Home improvement is a broad term and refers to any renovation or addition that improves the interior and exterior of a home. It can also mean repairing or updating home systems and appliances. Some projects increase a home’s energy efficiency, while others enhance the beauty and comfort of a residence. Some home improvements are even tax deductible.
There are certain things in life that are certain, and one of those is that if you’re a homeowner, repairs and upgrades will always be needed. Some projects, such as fixing a leaky roof or replacing old flooring, are urgent and have to be completed right away. Other projects can be more planned out, like remodeling a kitchen or adding a deck.
The most popular home improvement projects right now include backyard work, with nearly three-quarters of respondents planning on taking on a yard or landscape project this year. Deck construction is up more than 275%, while fence construction and installation is at 144%. This makes sense, as many people are spending more time at home due to the pandemic and are turning their yards into entertainment areas with pools, fire pits and outdoor dining spaces.
While these projects are a good way to spend money and add value to your home, it’s important to think about whether or not the improvements will appeal to future buyers. For example, if you put in a hot tub or fountain that’s too extravagant for your neighborhood, it may detract from the value of your home when it comes time to sell.