January 21, 2022 castlebri


Looking around your home, you can probably see a project or two that you are dreaming about. So what can you do to kick your home up a notch? Thankfully it’s not a hard question to answer! These are some of the most popular updates many homeowners are doing to protect their property. 

Why not try a couple of these to update your property?

1. Keyless Entry

Keyless entry is something that cars have had for years, and many people have had for rental homes: but it’s become a hot topic for homeowners recently. Not only is keyless entry a fantastic way to ensure you never get locked out of your home, but it also means if you have a delivery while you’re not home, you can set a password for it and then change that password again at any moment. 

2. A Gorgeous Updated Driveway

Your driveway is an important part of your home, not only for aesthetics but also for the safety of you and anyone you live with. Updating your driveway with permeable pavers ensures that your home has a new and fresh look and gives you the chance to ensure that your driveway won’t flood and it will last for as long as possible.

This fresh look also ensures that if any pavers get broken, or roots start to push up, it’s not hard to correct it or fix any issues. This is awesome for anyone who loves the trees in their yard and doesn’t want to have to give them up.

3. Kitchen Upgrades Past the All-White Look

The all-white kitchen is a look that reigned supreme for over ten years: but it’s reign is coming to an end. Many quickly realize that this is hard to keep clean, and it pulls any personality or warmth out of the kitchen. 


Instead, many are going for more natural wood in their kitchen, sleek surfaces that aren’t just classic marble, and are instead a wide range of colors and stones that excite them. So if you’re still into the idea of an all-white kitchen, you can have it, but know that there’s a large movement of people shifting for more unique looks!

4. Heated Floors for A Touch of Luxury

Nothing’s worse in the winter than when you have to climb out of your warm bed, and your feet are immediately greeted by the ice-cold floor beneath them. Because of this, a top contender for the most popular update in 2022 has been in-floor heating. Heated floors are most popular in areas like bathrooms, where they help fight back against moisture and allow you to be as comfortable as possible while starting or ending your day. 

You can have them throughout your home, though, and they’re an incredibly fun thing to introduce guests to when they’re visiting!

5. Finished Functional Basements

The average person is spending far more time at home than in previous years. Because of this, people must get the most out of every space in their homes. In the basement, one of the most critically underused areas in a house that is a hot topic for updating this year. The average basement can fit multiple bedrooms and a media room in it, so it’s important to take advantage of this space.


After LR Project 2867-2 Basement Remodel Longfellow Minneapolis 2

One of the most popular additions is an office space that allows someone to focus and spend their time thinking about the work at hand instead of the others living in the home with them. Of course, not everyone works from home: but if you’re looking to sell, this is a great perk to have available.

6. Updated Beautiful Windows

Natural light is always in style, and because of that, window replacement inserts are another popular upgrade many are adding to their homes. You can either cut your windows larger so that they can handle more space, or you can upgrade your current windows. 



These replacements not only ensure that your home is less prone to leaky air but they also give it a fresh look that can update the entire exterior of your home.

7. Converting Attics to Bedrooms

Adding a bedroom to your home can add $50,000 to the value of your home: so many are taking this and running with it by adding another bedroom to their home. Attics are generally unused in the modern age, so converting it to a bedroom isn’t a matter of losing storage, but instead adding a window and updating the space is livable and sealed off from moisture with perks like vented soffit panels. This can cost twenty to thirty thousand dollars, depending on what work you do, but it can completely change the feeling of your home.



Your Home Should Be A Dream Come True

Although it’s hard to find the perfect home for anyone, you can create your dream home by updating a few key things. Consider which of these would work best for you, and then put in the work to make your dream home come true!

Brian Jeffries is the content director for the Innovative Building Materials blog and a content writer for the building materials industry. He is focused on helping fellow homeowners, contractors, and architects discover materials and methods of construction that save money, improve energy efficiency, and increase property value.