Denver, CO

The nation's largest study exploring what makes homeowners happy where it matters most — in their homes.

Denver, CO

How Happy Are Denver's Homeowners?

It’s not just scenic mountain views, a vibrant urban core and 300 days of sunshine that make homeowners happy in the Mile-High City. Larger, average-aged homes with a multitude of interior features and outdoor amenities also contribute to making Denver’s homeowners the seventh happiest in the nation. Denverites enjoy significantly more outdoor living space than homeowners in other areas — and they also have more attached garages, home offices and finished basements. As happy as they are, more than half of Denver’s homeowners say remodeling or renovating their homes would make them even happier. And with home values soaring in Denver, it’s likely they’ll soon get their wish.

Denver's homeowners told us about the completed home projects that have brought them the most joy - and about the projects they desire that will make them even happier. When projects overlap, it means they make homeowners happy whether they're enjoying them now or aspiring to enjoy them later.

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Painted interior room/area
  • Remodeled the kitchen
  • Replaced/refinished flooring
  • Planted a garden/landscaping
  • Built a patio/deck/porch/sun room

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Remodel the kitchen
  • Remodel a bathroom
  • Plant a garden/landscaping
  • Replace/refinish flooring
  • Build a patio/deck/porch/sun room

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Happiest Home Features

Denver's homeowners told us about the home features that have brought them the most joy - and about the features they desire that will make them even happier. When projects overlap, it means they make homeowners happy whether they're enjoying them now or aspiring to enjoy them later.

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Lots of natural light
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Central air conditioning
  • Up-to-date kitchen
  • New appliances

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Up-to-date bathrooms
  • Up-to-date kitchen
  • Marble or quartz countertops
  • Organized closet/storage space
  • New windows

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Patio or deck
  • Attached garage
  • Trees
  • In-ground sprinkler system
  • Space for animals

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Professional landscaping
  • Built-in outdoor barbecue
  • A fire pit
  • Freshly painted exterior
  • Outdoor lighting

It's not just projects and features that make Denver's homeowners happy, but also factors such as equity, community and accessibility.

What Makes
Homeowners Happy?

  • Rising home values & equity
  • Easy access to highways
  • Lots of green space
  • Can live & work in close proximity
  • Highly-rated school district

Overall Home
Happiness

88%

of homeowners consider themselves at least somewhat happy with their homes.

Impact of Home
Equity on Happiness

To Be Happier In My Home
I'd Like To...

62%

of homeowners say they would be happier if they could remodel or add on to their homes.

The results of our Homeowner Happiness Survey suggest that these characteristics describe the average Denver home:

  • Homeowners have:3.4 bedrooms

  • Homeowners have:2.5 bathrooms

  • Average time living in home:11 years

  • Average square footage:2,300

  • Age of home:35 years

  • Avg. home price (Feb. '18):385,000Powered by Redfin

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