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2020’s Most In-Demand Home Improvement Projects

2020’s Most In-Demand Home Improvement Projects

From countertops to technology you might be surprised by what the most in-demand projects are.  Let's take a look at the upgrade options that are forging to the top of many homeowners’ want lists. As you think about your own winter home renovation projects, here are five of the top upgrades homeowners are craving in 2020.  


Countertop Upgrades

Granite countertops might be the first thing that comes to your mind when thinking about kitchen upgrades, but instead of upgrading to shiny stainless steel and smooth granite, homeowners are choosing a more muted matte look. This alternate texture is taking over everything from tile to countertops to appliances. If you’re looking to make a statement in your kitchen or another part of your home this year, move over to matte!  

Sensible Storage Solutions 

Home trends may be going tiny, but that just doesn’t cut it when it comes to storage spaces. In fact, homeowners everywhere are craving more convenient storage spaces to decoratively hide their items. Take your own kitchen pantry, for instance. Do you have enough space there? If not, you may find yourself scrambling for over-the-door storage units or other temporary fixes to allow more space on your shelves. Instead of settling for this solution that may not last, consider making an upgrade to more home storage in the kitchen and beyond.  Adding in sliding drawers to spaces like cabinets or a pantry can really help with storage and organization.   


Modernized Mud Rooms

Not only are today’s busy families looking for more storage inside their cabinets, but they are also seeking some extra space when they first walk in the entryway. Whether you’re returning from a long day at work or a quick trip to the grocery store, the first thing you want to do is drop whatever is in your hands and take off your shoes and coat.  It may seem like extra space, but your mudroom is usually your first step back into your house after a long day. So designing it to make it feel like a home is a great way to feel like you've truly arrived home after a long day. A spacious mudroom will stop you from cluttering up the kitchen table. If you’re looking for an upgrade project, give your mudroom a functional, decorative makeover that may include everything from cabinets and coat racks to lockers and more. This way, everyone in the family will have a designated space to store their stuff. 


Relative Rooms

Have family or friends frequently visiting your home? Maybe they stay with you for weeks at a time to help out with your kids or you simply love to entertain on a regular basis. This year, homeowners are looking to truly make “room” for these relatives and extra guests. Instead of preparing a spare bedroom, they’re sweetening the deal with suites that may include a bedroom, bathroom and even a kitchen. Giving guests who stay for an extended period of time a little extra privacy also gives you a little extra privacy—then, everyone enjoys the visit a little more! Looking for an upgrade project this year? Go big for your guests and consider adding a suite.


Smart Technology

From programmable thermostats to updated lighting options, smart technology is taking over many upgrade projects this year. This upgrade will not only make your home look better, but it also will help you save energy and money. Why not install some options that closely match your family’s activity? They can turn on when you’re home and active and power down when you’re away or asleep. If you forget to turn off a light before work, smart technology can help you turn it off with just a few taps on your phone. Amazon’s Alexa can connect to devices in your home to make life a lot simpler.  Easy and smart!


If you’re ready to make upgrades to your home this winter, consider these five functional—and fabulous—renovation projects.