Top 5 Home Improvement Trends for 2020
“Home is where the heart is” goes the old saying, and lately, it is also where people are spending most of their time. Now more than ever, people are looking to improve their homes, and to find places where they can feel comfortable, while keeping up with the latest technologies and trends the market offers. From smart home technology to maximizing outdoor space, we’ve compiled a list of simple renovation projects that not only have staying power but will help increase the value of your home.
Smart Home Technology
Today’s home technology is smarter than ever – clocks, appliances, thermostats, lights, windows, smoke alarms and even door locks can all be controlled from your mobile device. It sounds like science fiction, but home automation is providing homeowners with comfort, convenience, security, and financial savings. The introduction of smart home hubs and controllers allows homeowners to be digitally assisted throughout the day. By connecting appliances and other systems with automation technology, they can improve the usability of their house, making it easier to enjoy their home.
Increased Energy Efficiency
Creating an eco-friendly household offers a trifecta of benefits. Homeowners will reduce their carbon footprint, lower energy bills and, moreover, increase the resale value of their property. This can be achieved through using a smart thermostat, installing double or triple-pane glass and by ensuring homes are well insulated.
Homes with backyards that enable outdoor livability is becoming more valued for homeowners. Today, features such as outdoor kitchens and bathrooms are growing in popularity and are easier to attain with an upflush plumbing system like the Saniflo Sanivite. It used to be that outdoor “kitchens” consisted of merely a barbecue and possibly a patio set, but now homeowners can increase the functionality of this space by adding a sink, for a more complete outdoor kitchen. With Saniflo, it’s easier than ever to add an outdoor sink, bathroom, pool house, whirlpool, and more.
Reinvent Your Bathroom
Bathroom renovations are perceived as expensive and not all homeowners are willing to spend thousands of dollars and endure all the headaches that come with a major renovation. An easier way to remodel the bathroom or install a new toilet, sink, and shower/bathtub is to use an “upflush” plumbing system, like Saniflo. Their range of drain pumps, macerating systems and lift stations make reconfiguring a bathroom simpler and less costly since all the systems can be installed above the sewer line with minimal construction.
Loft or Attic Conversions
Converting the attic from a storage space into a livable room is becoming more popular with homeowners looking to increase the square footage of their home. If you’re looking to add another bathroom on this level, the Sanicompact macerating toilet system can be installed anywhere, and is tankless and self-venting, meaning there is no need to cut a hole in the wall for a new vent stack, drastically reducing renovation costs, while saving space because of its compact design.
When it comes to home improvement, budget and construction time are two of the biggest factors to consider. Saniflo gives homeowners the freedom to install a new toilet, sink, shower and more wherever it’s most convenient, and for far less than a traditional plumbing renovation would cost. Perfect for when you want to add value to your home without having to spend a huge amount of money or time on a major renovation.