Home livability is a great thing to invest in, especially if you’re planning on staying in your home for awhile, or you want to increase the functionality and comfort of your home.
Here are some low-cost ways to increase the livability of your home.
1. Add a walk in pantry. This will reduce clutter in your kitchen, save you money on remodeling cabinets, and allow you easier access to many of the things you use daily.
2. Replace your bathtub with a shower. It’s cleaner, takes up less space, and uses less hot water than a bathtub. Showers are actually a great energy saver.
3. Group lots of windows together to showcase a great view. This provides a much more appealing view than having small, randomly placed windows with views of parking lots or neighbor’s siding.
4. Cathedral-style ceilings are not always the best option. It makes decorating the room more difficult, and it costs more to heat and cool.
5. Divide the master bath. Allow access to the master bath’s sink and toilet for the rest of the house. This could possibly save you from having to build an extra bathroom.
*Increasing the livability of your home does not necessarily always increase the market value of your home.
For more tips on increasing the livability of your home, check out this article from Inman News.