Now is the time to discover a home’s true potential

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Many homeowners don’t see this as being the ideal time to get a home project started– but they should think again. Marks-Woods Construction Services encourages homeowners to consider this unprecedented stay at home period to get a project in the works.

Over the past weeks, families have most likely spent more time in their homes than usual. America is stuck inside, and is quickly coming to realize that there are some areas of their homes that could use improvement. Homeowners considering a remodel or add-on before the coronavirus crisis may be re-evaluating what they thought their homes needed just a few months ago. All of this extra time at home is the golden opportunity to evaluate what homeowners want, what they need, and where there is overlap.

When it comes to making decisions about a remodel or addition, it’s easy to get caught up in the idea of a certain concept without thinking practically about how and how much use will come of it. For example, the idea of a front porch may be on a homeowner’s mind, but if months of heavy pollen, snow, and road traffic are the reality, a sunroom is a good alternative for a similar effect, and would be used much more compared to a porch.

Think about the existing rooms in the home that simply aren’t being used very much. Consider how they might be repurposed or transformed to serve in other ways. Many homeowners are opting to open existing walls to create open floor plans that serve the needs of their families. The formal dining room, a feature of many older homes, are being converted into multipurpose rooms, libraries, or offices. The idea is to take inventory of each room in your home and consider whether or not it is meeting its potential.

Maybe there is a glaringly obvious area of the home that needs a remodel. In the case of many homes, this tends to be the kitchen. The kitchen is almost always the most popular space in a home–it tends to be the automatic spot for families and their guests to gather. For this reason, a spacious, thoughtfully designed kitchen is often at the top of the list for a remodel. Now is a great time to think about what exactly the kitchen needs to function best. More space? A better designed layout? Thoughtful storage and organization? As homeowners spend extra time hanging out, cooking, and gathering in their kitchens, they should take note of the families’ specific needs.

While homeowners might not think of this as being the ideal time to get a home project started, they should think again. While America is stuck at home, why not go ahead and make moves to get a renovation or addition in the works?

About Marks-Woods Construction Services
Marks-Woods Construction Services is a full-service Class A residential general contractor serving Northern Virginia and the DC area. Marks-Woods specializes in residential renovation projects, including full home renovations, additions, bathrooms, and kitchens. From concept to construction, Marks-Woods creates beautiful home design solutions customized for each client’s unique lifestyle and necessities.

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