Open up the home; you don’t have to expand the footprint of your home to give it more of that “open” feel. Many are choosing to have a wall removed and having a more functional layout designed, to create a larger common gathering place and living area, usually focusing on the kitchen.
More and more homeowners who want to care for elderly parents at home rather than send them to costly care-giving facilities are having projects done to make the home more accessible. Mother-in-law apartments are popular, where codes are designed to welcome this home modification. If building codes make this undesirable, other options can be explored, such as ADA bathroom features, ramps to the entry, better lighting.
New entry doors are a popular item, due to the high return on investment, and who wouldn’t like to see a brand-new entry door every time they come home?
Don’t forget the deck and requisite BBQ; summer is just around the corner, and backyard picnics can be done anytime, with the right deck, and deck furniture.