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Remodeling During COVID-19

Over the past several years, many people have found themselves spending more and more time in their homes. Working, teaching, and staying home can easily illuminate all the things, from little quirks to major inconveniences, that you may want to change about your living space. Maybe your kitchen layout is more frustrating than functional, or perhaps your dining room table is now anything but. Remodeling your home is a big decision with an even bigger payoff, but is now the right time for you? We’re here to showcase some pros and cons of remodeling in the time of Covid.

Is A Home Remodel Worth It Right Now?

One advantage of planning a home remodel now is time; many people have more time on their hands to think about the details of what would best improve their environment. If you’ve been home more, you’ve likely had the opportunity to sit with your ideas and know precisely what you want. In this case, planning should be straightforward.

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Another pro of remodeling your home in Boulder County is that Boulder County Real Estate has historically been very steady. Investing in your home is a good idea in stable real estate markets for higher returns. According to this Remodeling Magazine study, home remodeling projects that make the most return on investment in the nation are ranked as follows:

  1. Kitchen Remodels (87% return)
  2. Additions (83 return)
  3. Bathroom Additions (81% return)

All of this means that it isn’t a bad time to start looking into remodeling your home. Home renovations will increase the value of your home now and into the future, as well as allow you to create a space you love being in.

Is It Safe To Invite Home Remodelers And Contractors Into Your Home Right Now?

Having a design-build company come in and renovate your home right now may set off some caution bells in your head. However, with the rise of virtual meetings, designing and planning stages of projects can be done safely and remotely to minimize contact. As far as construction and having tradespeople in your home, we can assure you there is no higher priority than our client’s and team’s health and safety at Melton. We are thoroughly following CDC and state guidelines for health and safety in both our office and at all client homes and businesses. Ultimately, it is up to you to decide what is best for you and your household. Ask your remodeler what steps they are taking to ensure a safe work environment.

The New Normal

According to a Gallup report on working at home during the pandemic, the percentage of US employees working from home more than doubled from mid-March to mid-May 2020, jumping from 31% to 65%. Other studies have pointed to as many as 68% of US workers currently working from home would like to continue to do so. Whether we’re ready for it or not, this may become the new normal. Setting yourself up for success while spending so much more time at home is essential.

It’s always worth it to consider how your home is functioning for you now. Creating a space that is personalized to your needs and the needs of your household can have a huge impact on your life as we navigate these unusual times. Call us today if you are curious about what changes you can make to your home to make it more suitable for your lifestyle, we’re happy to talk you through your options.

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