There is no end to the varying opinions regarding home additions and improvements. Most of them focus on one thing: market value. It is a mortal sin for many to begin a home improvement, remodel, or expansion project without considering its repercussions in terms of the property’s value in the future.
It is your property after all. Before you consider what potential buyers would like, you should also think about what you want or what could make your homeownership more enjoyable and comfortable. For those who would rather think about how their property could be of service to them than consider what the market thinks of as standard or preferable, here are some suggestions:
Build a home theater
Sure, you can buy a big screen TV and equip it with a home entertainment system, but nothing compares to the experience of a real theater. You can lose yourself in a theater room for hours. A 60-inch or bigger UHD screen, walls with the right acoustics, soundproofing, and many more. Preferred Seating added that you could even look for theater or stadium seating chairs to complete the viewing experience. Now, all you need is popcorn and your favorite film on Blu-ray.
Install a pool
What’s even better than having your own theater? Being able to go swimming any day. Install a pool in your property and make every day a summer day. Of course, you may have to install a heated indoor pool if you want to enjoy the water year-round. It’s up to you. As long as you are prepared for the expenses of owning a pool, get the one you want.
Turn your attic into a home office
Not just a traditional office, though. Think about working anywhere in the attic because the entire floor is covered with a thick cushion. Beanbags and other cushions optional. Now all you need is a strong Wi-Fi connection, a laptop, and a few shelves or a filing cabinet and you’re in business. To add more drama and inspiration, install a giant skylight for enjoying the night sky. You may have to get it customized so it opens up the way you want and closes to protect you from the sun during daytime and to keep the glass safe during a storm.
Simply because your realtor is second-guessing your investment doesn’t mean it’s not something you’ll enjoy. Do what you want with your property and enjoy it even more.