Home Updates You’ll be Thankful for This Year

This year has been a challenging one to say the least. For many it has meant spending an unprecedented amount of time at home. All this time at home can lead to a lot of time working on home improvement projects and planning for your dream home. When boredom sets in any home project can seem worthwhile but what home updates are really worth your time and effort? We’ve come up with a list of home updates, both big and small, that you’ll be grateful for in your time at home.

Kitchen Island


A kitchen island is a wonderful investment! If your kitchen size allows an island is a great way to add both functionality and style. Kitchen islands are a great center hub for your family to gather around while eating, talking, or cooking together. They add a huge amount of counter space to your kitchen and storage too. Islands can also be customized to meet your specific taste and style. You’ll be thankful for the extra space in the kitchen.

Updated Bathroom


Even a minor bathroom update can make all the difference in your bathroom’s appearance and comfort level. Updating simple things like the color, vanity and lighting can give your space a whole new feel. For a major update you can update the bathtub, sinks, and more. Having a comfortable bathroom can allow you to pamper yourself at home. Wouldn’t it be great to have a spa day without leaving home?

Décor Update

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One of the easiest ways to update your home is to change up your home’s décor. Many of us have had the same design scheme for years. Changing things up can make your home feel like a whole new place, a blessing when you’re spending all your time there. We suggest using neutral or bright tones to help lighten the mood.

Finished Basement


Finishing out your basement space can lead to endless possibilities. Feeling cramped in your house and overwhelmed by your family? No problem! Create a space for you to spread out to in the basement. Finished basements can be almost anything. They can be a playroom, extra bedrooms, a game room, or a second living room the possibilities are endless. You’ll be thankful for the extra space.

Paint Refresh


Refreshing your homes paint is a relatively easy home update. Like updating your decor, painting is a great way to give your home a whole new look. Painting can give a room a new feel and ambiance. Painting can help refresh the mood and look of your rooms.

Bonus Room


Adding or creating a bonus room is another great way to help spread things out. Bonus rooms can be made into anything your family needs, much like finishing a basement. A popular use is creating a home office. With the recent transition to many people working from home, a home work space is perfect. Creating a space to separate work from the rest of your home creates balance. Keeping the two separate can help remove some stress.

Outdoor Space


Having a beautiful outdoor space to escape to can make staying home a lot less overwhelming. No one wants to spend all of their time indoors. Creating an enjoyable outdoor space will make it easier to spend more time outdoors. Consider adding a deck or patio, taking on some landscaping tasks or adding an outdoor cooking space. Fresh air is one of the best stress relievers.

This year has been far from ordinary but there is still a lot to be thankful. From spending more time with family to all the time for home updates there’s plenty to be thankful for. At Engelsma Homes we are thankful for all our team this season and all of our wonderful clients and friends! We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving season! For help with your upcoming home updates feel free to reach out to us on our website or contact us at (616) 453-3212!

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