Improving and designing different areas of your home is a fun and creative process. There are endless ways to upgrade a powder room or backyard patio, but determining exactly which additions and features to include in your home can be a challenge. Buyers looking for high end elements in their potential home tend to gravitate toward new technology, spa-like bathrooms, and finished outdoor entertaining spaces. Homeowners in Boulder, Colorado (especially) gravitate toward features that highlight the beauty of the Front Range in every season.
Spa Elements in the Bathroom
There’s nothing quite like showering in a beautiful bathroom after a day on the slopes. Dreaming up a bathroom comes with a lot of design choices to make, but there are a few simple ways to include spa-like features in any design. Keeping the palette light and bright gives smaller spaces like bathrooms a more spacious, luxe look. Utilizing organic materials and available natural light is not only trending in the interior design world, it also adds to the sense of entering your own personal retreat. Don’t forget to incorporate quality cabinet pulls, towel hooks, and other small details that can be easy to overlook.
Outdoor Living Space
Boulder residents love a sunny patio, regardless of it being a local brewery or in their own backyards. With Colorado’s reputation for warm, sunny days all year long, having a space to be in nature without having to leave the house is a huge plus. When creating an all-season outdoor entertaining space, enhance the experience with protective features for less-than-ideal weather. Trees and pergolas help protect from the sun and rain while adding visual interest to outdoor areas. Radiant heating and fire pits are great for chilly days, and including perennial shrubs and thoughtful landscaping can help regulate the microclimate in your outdoor space while also adding protection from wind. For balconies and compact outdoor living areas, incorporating solar lights, greenery, and a couple of comfortable chairs can go a long way in creating an inviting space.
Integrated Smart Technology
Trends in smart home gadgets are constantly evolving, making it difficult to settle on which tech to invest in. However, there is one big change you can make that will greatly benefit any upgrades you or future residents may decide on in the future: an electrical upgrade. Updating an old building’s electrical system is a daunting task, but ultimately enhances resale value and makes it possible to integrate smart features such as customizable lighting, heated flooring, security systems, EV charging, and even kitchen appliances. Once integrated with your home, most smart features are conveniently controlled by a smartphone or tablet, adding a sense of sophistication and ease to your home that the whole family can appreciate.
Colorado residents love a bit of luxurious living with their mountain views. Prioritizing high end features in a new build or renovation adds longevity to your home’s resale value, making it more attractive to potential buyers. More importantly, including these beautiful elements in your home improves your family’s quality of life and provides endless opportunities to enjoy your home together.