Creature Comforts for Starter Homes

Just because it’s your “starter home” doesn’t mean you can’t outfit it  with some creature comforts that will not only enhance your enjoyment of your living space; they might even up the home’s value. Any home can be a wise investment if you maintain it and try to increase its value. When you are ready to sell, your upgrades should ideally allow you earn back more than you put into the property. If you have a starter home, consider the following upgrades.

Add a Patio or Deck

You can increase the outdoor living space of your home by installing a new patio or deck. If you already have one, consider renovating or expanding this feature so that it becomes not only a great selling point for the house, but also enhances your enjoyment of your backyard. You don’t have to use high-end materials. We can help you source quality materials that are affordable yet designed to stand the test of time.

New Countertops

Many starter homes include inexpensive countertops that may not hold up well to everyday use. It’s always a good idea to splurge on good-quality materials for kitchen counters because they can stand up to daily use. Buyers are particularly in tune to kitchens and their materials. Granite and marble countertops might seem like a luxury upgrade, but they hold their value well and will certainly improve your kitchen’s design even if you aren’t in the market for a complete kitchen makeover.

Soaker Bathtub

A soaker tub is a luxurious that you’re sure to delight in. A new bathtub is a great bathroom upgrade for your master bath. Even if you don’t plan to sell any time soon, your soaker tub is a decided creature comfort that is sure to pay for itself in terms of stress relief. If your starter home’s tub is just too small for you, consider installing a new tub. We can help you select and install this terrific bathroom feature.

Solar Attic Fan

A solar attic fan is sure to enhance the temperature control of your home. Consequently, you can relax in a comfortable interior climate without having to pay extra because your fan operates on solar energy. Another great reason to install these fans is that they help protect your AC unit for wear and tear. Your unit works less because your fan helps draw hot air up and out of your home structure. You can enjoy more energy-efficient cooling that leads to reduced energy bills.


Whether your idea of posh flooring is plush wall-to-wall carpeting or richly finished hardwood, we can help you upgrade your house’s floors with the coverings of your choosing. We routinely install all types of floors. We can help you source tile, vinyl, wood, and even bamboo. New flooring will enhance the value of your starter home and help you achieve a look that suits your decorative style.

When it comes time to upgrade your starter home with creature comforts, simply contact us to discuss your plans. We look forward to helping you complete your vision of home.

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