Adding Value to Your Home in 2024

These renovation projects will boost the resale value of your home this year, according to experts.

If you’re considering selling your home and want to generate a profit from the sale, then a well-considered renovation is often the way to go. The right renovation will add value to your home and give you a healthy return on your investment.

It’s good to remember buyer psychology here. Most buyers prefer a home that is up-to-date and ready to move into. They will pay more for a home that has been upgraded because they won’t have to put in the time and costly effort it takes to renovate a house.

However, some renovations are more sought-after than others. And a few might even make your home difficult to sell. We asked experienced real estate experts to identify which reno projects will add value to your home in 2024.

6 Home Improvement Trends to Watch in 2024

If you’re thinking of updating your home this year, put these trends on your radar.

Incorporating elements of nature into a home’s decor, biophilic design has been gaining momentum in recent years.

For many homeowners, 2024 will be the year of home improvement. With mortgage rates sitting well above 6%, most aren’t willing to enter the housing market – which would mean essentially swapping their sub-4% mortgage rates for much higher ones.

Instead, renovating their existing homes will make more sense – allowing them to hold onto those low rates while making their properties more comfortable, livable, and convenient.

Are you thinking of updating your home this year? Here are the six home improvement trends you should have on your radar…WEBSITE

Home Renovation Trends Worth Investing in for 2024

If you want to increase the value of your home, it’s worth investing in certain home renovations now that will pay off down the line. While remodeling a kitchen and/or bathroom has long been the go-to for boosting home values, there are now more timely and practical renovation trends that will have even more appeal to discerning buyers.

Here’s a look at the home renovation trends worth investing in for 2024.

Safety Features That Make Aging in Place Possible

As baby boomers age, they are increasingly prioritizing aging in place. A recent U.S. News & World Report survey of Americans ages 55 and older found that 93% cite aging in place as “an important goal” for them. To appeal to this demographic, it’s worth investing in renovations that will make your home a safe place for older adults.

“We are seeing increased demand for remodels related to safety and accessibility,” said Jon Bostock, a former GE executive and current CEO of Leaf Home. “Popular remodels include adding safety features such as walk-in bathtubs and showers, grab bars, wider doorways, nonslip floor surfaces, and stairlifts to move freely about the home.” WEBSITE

Ralene Nelson, REALTOR

JUST SOLD – SOLD- 518 American Falls Dr, Rio Vista, CA

Located in Trilogy at Rio Vista, the active adult community, beautiful Hillsborough model. As you enter you will note the owner’s pride of ownership. This Hillsborough model is 2 bedroom, 2 baths, with a 25 yr solar lease. The owner has, for the most part, made this an all-electric home, with the exclusion of hot water heater. The entry & kitchen have tile floors, the great room is laminate & bedrooms/den are carpeted. Granite kitchen with stainless appliances, pantry & pendant lighting fixtures over the island. The patio wraps around with sidewalks on both sides of the home. The seller has installed a sink with cabinets in the garage with overhead storage too. All appliances convey so just bring your furniture and enjoy all the amenities, 2 pools/spas, tennis & bocce courts, billiards, gym, golf, & various clubs. There is something for everyone. READ MORE

JUST SOLD – 667 W Tyler Island Bridge Rd, Isleton

Country Living, own a little bit of the Delta, close to the Sacramento River, so get your fishing rod ready or those water toys. Built on a 1/4 acre, the 3 bedroom 1 bath has so much potential. The bath has been remodeled with a new subfloor, LVP flooring, tub/shower & basin cabinet. Partial dual pane windows & 1 bedroom has slider to the back yard. Room for vegetable garden & chicken coop included, so have fresh eggs & vegetables every day. Newer gas stove & refrigerator included as well as washer/gas dryer. The workshop & shed do not have electricity. Although the home does not have central air, the seller has installed 2 newer wall air conditioners that provide ample cool air for the entire home. Hot water heater was replaced in January of 2023. The forced air heater has been serviced every year. Septic is fenced for safety & leach lines run down each side of the workshop. The home will have new interior paint. Pictures are to be taken when the home is ready for show. READ MORE


FOR SALE – 718 Allender Way, Rio Vista
3bed/2bath/1,346sqft5,306sqft lot

 $535,000 – As you approach this gorgeous home, it radiates pride of ownership. The driveway has been extended with new concrete on both sides of the home. New exterior paint with newer drought-resistant landscaping w/new walkway to front door & drip system w/timer. As you step inside, the home has new interior paint, baseboards & LVP flooring throughout. The kitchen has painted cabinets with quartz counters, a stainless sink & refrigerator. Then step out to the newly landscaped backyard w/new patio, custom pergola, 8 X 12 pool, security fence & all new perimeter fencing, as well as french drains from back to front. The primary bath has painted cabinets, new mirrors & light fixtures. His & Her closets with a barn door that provides bath privacy. The home has all-new light fixtures, hardware, a whole house fan, water filtration & softener, & reverse osmosis, and electric vehicle chargers. Just bring you furniture & enjoy this move-in ready home and bask in the sun with a BBQ. Room for RV parking. A solar lease is only $89 a month, 25 yr lease & transferable. Just bring your furniture and enjoy!! Rio Vista is a quaint little located in the heart of the Delta, close to San Francisco, wine country, and Sacramento. Enjoy water sports, fishing & duck hunting. MORE INFO

PRICE CHANGE – 500 Coronado Way, Rio Vista
2 bed/2 bath/2,048sqft

PRICE CHANGE $527,000 – Don’t miss out on this stunning Burlingame model, located on a corner lot with minimal exposure to rear neighbors. The entrance has been upgraded with stamped/dyed concrete as well as, the 2 rear patios. This home has great curb appeal, & as you step inside, you can feel the warmth from the soft decorating neutral tones & plush carpet. The flex space provides you with additional room for entertaining, both for seating & dining and the gourmet kitchen equipped with stainless appliances for the chef includes an island for bar stools & sink. Extra counter space also provides as excellent spot for a buffet or displaying your treasures. This home has a nook for casual dining & space for a formal dining room table, as well as a den/study. The gas fireplace with w/upgraded mantle in the great room makes for a cozy room too. The primary suite is larger than most and accommodates a king bed with ample room around. Slider to private patio w/privacy screen provides a cozy spot for morning coffee/nightcap. The primary bath has double sinks, a walk-in shower & walk-in closet. The 2nd bedroom is located in front of the home, this provides privacy for both guests & homeowners. Move-in ready, just bring your treasures and join the fun in this Active Adult Community. 2 pools/spas, tennis courts, bocce ball, and billiards. READ MORE

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FOR SALE – 659 Pinehurst Dr. Rio Vista
2 bed/2 bath/1,410sf/5,397sf lot

$420,000 – Located in the Active Adult Community, Trilogy at Rio Vista, don’t miss this move-in ready Spinnaker model, freshly painted, and no Bonds! 2 bedroom, 2 bath with den and private back yard provides the perfect retirement home or makes a fabulous rental. The living space has engineered wood flooring, & laminate flooring in the kitchen & baths, and wood blinds throughout. The kitchen has freshly painted cabinets, corian counters/sink, stainless 5 burner stove, refrigerator & dishwasher. The laundry room has a folding area with cabinets above & below and, a washer/dryer convey. Just bring your furniture & start to enjoy all the amenities; 2 pools/spas (outdoor & indoor), tennis/pickle ball & bocce ball courts, billiards, computer room, full gym & golf course. Join the theatre groups, bands, exercise classes, card groups & more. The development also has a restaurant & cafe!! READ MORE

1.935ac Poppy House Rd. & Norman Richards Dr. Rio Vista

$410,000 – Zoned Commercial, No Cannabis. Contact Ralene Nelson at Re/Max Grupe Gold | BRE# 01503588 | 707.334.0699 | 107 Main St. Rio Vista. WEBSITE

Events in Northern California this Weekend
Sunday Sessions Featuring Michelle Lambert
Sun, Jan 28, 2 – 5 PM
Smith’s Landing Seafood Grill, 1 Marina Plaza, Antioch

Michelle Lambert is a Pop Artist with Strong California Roots touring out the Bay Area all over the West Coast. Michelle has toured from the East Coast to Los Angeles since 2015 before landing in California out of demand in 2018 after the release of her single, “My California”. This Berklee Grad is an electric performer, prolific songwriter, vocal powerhouse and violinist extraordinaire. To quote Soundwaves TV “Michelle dominates every inch of the stage before wielding her violin in classic rock goddess mode. Michelle Lambert is a genre-defying 21st century talent with a lot on her mind!”. She brought an arena of 18,000 people to their feet with her talent at the NCAA Women’s Final 4 (Bridgestone Arena) and wowed a full house at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. Michelle’s single, Girl on Fire, received raves from radio stations and media outlets. Lambert wrote this song from her own story, it has vulnerability and never ending will power and spirit. This girl on fire is on her way to the top, don’t miss a chance to see her live!!! WEBSITE

Live music: Fog City Swampers @ Lucca’s Beer Garden
Sun, Jan 28, 2:30 – 5:30 PM
Lucca Bar & Grill, 439 1st St, Benicia, CA

The Fog City Swampers are a four-piece, female-fronted rock cover band from the San Francisco Bay Area. They have been performing since 2003 and play classic rock and Creedence Clearwater music. The band also performs live at weddings in San Francisco. WEBSITE

Viaggio Winery Vintage Rock, Pop & Soul
Sat, Jan 27, 1 – 4 PM
Viaggio Estate & Winery, 100 E Taddei Rd, Acampo

60s, 70s & 80s Vintage Rock, Pop & Soul. WEBSITE

Monster Jam
Sun, Jan 28, 1 – 5 PM
Golden 1 Center, 500 David J Stern Walk, Sacramento

Enjoy big-time family fun at Monster Jam®, where the world’s best drivers and their 12,000-pound monster trucks tear up the dirt in intense competitions of speed and skill. Witness crazy skills and all-out racing in fierce head-to-head battles for the Event Championship. You’ll be close to the action as the world’s most popular trucks, like Grave Digger®, El Toro Loco®, Megalodon®, and more, push the limits in freestyle, skills, donut, and racing competitions. WEBSITE

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