With summer entertaining upon us, it’s a great time of year to consider upgrades to your home. The best additions to your living space should accomplish three goals: increase the value of your home, boost your satisfaction, and improve functionality.
When investing in home improvements, it’s always wise to consider features that will add value to your home, so you get the most bang for your buck, even if you’re not planning on selling your home anytime soon.
Here are three home upgrades to consider in your kitchen and bath!
Under Cabinet Lighting
Under cabinet lighting is an affordable way to make your kitchen instantly more appealing and efficient. The darker your cabinets or the less natural light you have in your kitchen, the more you’ll benefit from added illumination. We can install these for you quickly and easily.
In addition to considering ones directly under cabinets over your countertops, you might want to consider adding motion sensor lights to your lower cabinets. Deep lower cabinets are dark even in the best lighting, and it can be frustrating when you can’t find things.
This type of lighting is very energy efficient and won’t spike your power bill. In fact, can save you money because they’re durable LEDs. With these in place, you don’t have to light up the whole room to take care of kitchen tasks.
Heated tile is one of our most requested upgrades, particularly in the master bath. When your feet meet a chilly tile floor in the middle of the night, it can wake you up and ruin your night of sleep. Heated tile is one upgrade you’ll never regret.
Did you know that heated tile isn’t just for the bathroom anymore? Some clients have it throughout their house in key rooms like their family room floors because it provides radiant heat that’s toasty on the toes on rainy, chilly nights.
We can install a heated substrate anywhere you have solid surface floor. If you spend a lot of time on your feet in the kitchen, that’s another place to consider. Because warm air moves upwards, radiant flooring provides heat lower down on your body where you need it.
Frameless Shower Doors
Another consistent upgrade request we get is for frameless shower doors, often when we install custom tile in bathrooms, so the homeowner can show it off. Shower doors with frames collect mold in the edges and corners and break up the visual flow of a bathroom.
Frameless shower doors also let in a lot more light than traditional framed glass doors or shower curtains. These doors are thicker glass than standard, so they’re safer and elevate your bathroom to an elegant and spa-like feel, unlike metal rimmed doors which can look dated and dingy.
Frameless doors can be installed to open inward or outward which creates more functional space in a smaller bathroom. These doors are also easier to clean and maintain and safer than framed doors. Consider a frameless shower door upgrade along with an entirely frameless shower.
Talk to Corvus Construction for a free in-home estimate of any of these upgrades. We’re family owned, one of the top independent full-service general contractors in Snohomish County, and deeply committed to the community. Call Corvus at 206.355.4981 to talk about your project.