Which Space To Improve In 2022? Mudroom, Patio, Pantry, Closet, or Office…

·April 29, 2022·Uncategorized·3 min·

With real estate values soaring to all-time highs, many homeowners […]

With real estate values soaring to all-time highs, many homeowners are opting to improve their current space rather than searching for a new home. For some homeowners, prioritizing projects is easy — after all, no one wants to wait until they’re having problems to replace the roof or windows. However, if you’re looking to simply upgrade, how do you know which project to choose? Here’s what to consider when deciding which space to improve in 2022. 


Having a mudroom can be very attractive when it comes to reselling your home, especially if they are popular in your neighborhood. In addition to helping to keep your home clean by offering a place to toss off backpacks and kick off muddy boots, mudrooms with built-in cubbies or storage lockers offer a functional purpose for owners. While a mudroom doesn’t need to have bathroom facilities, adding them can add some serious value to your home — often an additional 10% to the value of the home. One other mudroom amenity to consider is a dedicated dog shower which can serve many practical functions as well as helping your home to stand out on the resale market. 


One of the best parts of living in Tennessee is the weather and what better way to enjoy it than from the comfort of your own patio? Adding a backyard patio is one of the quickest, easiest, and least expensive ways to improve the value and enjoyment of your home. Whether you plan to pay in sweat equity with a self-made paver patio or you enlist the help of a local professional, a patio can add 8-12% to the value of your home with an ROI of up to 80%


According to research by the National Association of Home Builders, 83% of homebuyers say a walk-in pantry is a must-have or highly desirable item. While adding a pantry isn’t an easy option in most homes, upgrading your existing space is! Installing a shelving system, adding additional lighting, or adding appliances like a wine fridge or chest freezer can be a great way to improve the space. 


Custom closets aren’t just a convenient way to store your clothing, they can also be a great investment for your home! Closets are an ideal space to improve in 2022 for a few reasons. While most people think custom closets are reserved for larger homes, they are ideal in small homes where space must be optimized. Additionally, many closet improvement projects have a 100% return on investment allowing homeowners to enjoy the convenience while adding value to their home. 


With approximately 45% of Americans working from home at least a few days a week, home offices are ripe for improvement. Some homes, like The Linden and  The Magnolia floorplan from Willow Branch Homes, are designed with a designated study making it easy to create a well-equipped home office. Other home designs, like The Addington, have a large bonus room that can be converted, in whole or part, into an office area. In homes without office, study, or bonus room space, it may be beneficial to temporarily convert an unused bedroom into an office.

Improving your space is a great way to get more functionality and enjoyment out of your home, but there’s only so much homeowners can do in a set footprint. Looking for a new home in Middle Tennessee? Check out the amazing floorplans and communities offered by Willow Branch Homes!

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