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Quality of Life

Home remodeling can improve your quality of life.

With the ongoing slow growth in the economy, home prices continue to stay relatively flat, so many area residents are opting to remain in their homes. For some, remodeling is a clear choice when they wish to expand their current space, renovate outdated styles, better utilize rooms and improve traffic flow.

While remodeling achieves many of the tangible benefits above, it can also offer intangible benefits including improvements to your quality of life.

If you build a deck where you can spend more time with your family, you’re prioritizing time with loved ones. If you turn a bedroom into a home office so that you can forgo your commute on certain days and be available for after-school activities, you’re cutting down on the wear and tear on your body and your car and taking part in family life. If you add universal and accessible design features, you’re investing in your future quality of life. And, if you incorporate green or energy-saving elements, you could be improving the quality of life for future generations.

It’s true that the process of remodeling may affect your quality of life as it's going on, with some disruptions (and some dust!), but the end results are well worth the short-term inconveniences. In the end, you get to take pleasure in your renovated home for years to come and, as remodelers, we get to facilitate the design/build process and support you in enjoying a better quality of life.

David Merrick
Merrick Design and Build

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Charles L.Garris August 31, 2011 at 07:39 PM
Your 'Quality of Life' segment caught my eye. Let me say: I love your small town, your community, village atmosphere, your antique stores and the Kensington Book Store. It reminds me somewhat of my home-town Charleston, SC. I live 1 blk from Holy Cross Hosp. Should I ever decide to move, it will be to Kensington.
Julie Marcis September 14, 2011 at 06:19 PM
Quality of Life - I couldn't agree more with your article. Even changing the color of a room or rooms, moving a piece of furniture, or redoing a room arrangement can have a huge impact on your quality of life and how happy you are to come back to your house every day. Julie Marcis, Consultant Color By Design julie.marcis@comcast.net

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