Time for a home renovation?

Is it time for a home renovation?

We are hearing from a lot of people that want to stay in their current home but need to make a few changes to get it just right. It’s a great time to start planning your renovation as builders are planning for the remainder of their year. So I thought I would share some upgrades you might want to consider for your home.

Home upgrades to consider

1. Kitchens are a common place to start working on your home. You can improve the function of your space while upgrading your aesthetics. As the kitchen has become the heart of many homes, this can also have a great impact on daily family gatherings. This historic home needed an addition to get their light and open kitchen to work while maintaining the historic character of their home.

Open, bright kitchen.

2. While doing a renovation, it is always a good idea to look at energy upgrades to improve comfort and lower your energy bills.


3. Create an accessible home so that life’s changes will not prevent you from staying in the home you love. Door widths, kitchen function, first-floor bedrooms, and roll-in showers are just some of the aging-in-place ideas you could focus on during a renovation.

roll-in glass shower hill top house

4. Getting organized in your mudroom is often another added change when we have the opportunity to renovate lifetime homes.

5 over 4 craftsman mudroom

5. Adding a “game” room for this home was an important part of the project as our client needed a place to display their trophies.

Luray Historic Farmhouse Renovation

6. As we start to think about spring weather, I know a lot of people will start dreaming of new decks and patios.

modern home harrisonburg view from deck


We have designed solutions for new home office space, storage closets, first-floor bedrooms, basement family rooms, and more. The first step of the design process for a renovation is to record what you like, don’t like, and what challenges you have with your existing home. Then give us a call and we can help balance your dreams with your budget with what your home can offer.


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