Home Remodeling and The Hot New Trends

A survey conducted by Houzz.com found that 48% of people are planning to remodel, build a home addition or build a custom home. There are many factors that play into a homeowners decision to remodel their home, including increasing the home’s value, needing to give a makeover to dated designs, or wanting to add on to their current home. Bathroom remodeling and kitchen remodeling are generally the top priorities for homeowners, with 28% saying that they wanted a bathroom renovation and 23% wanted a kitchen renovation in the next 2 years.

Moving to a new home is quite an undertaking. You need to sell your house, buy a new one, pack all of your belongings, rent a truck and suffer through the moving process. Many homeowners are choosing to eliminate moving completely, and they can afford to do so with home remodeling. Whether it’s simply taking on home projects to update the home, or building on a home addition, more and more people are choosing to go with this route. This has become a very popular trend in 2013.

Many of the home modifications that are being done now are allowing homeowners to maximize the space they have. Smaller, single purpose rooms are now being replaced with multi-purpose rooms that have a more open floor plan. This hot trend really helps to enhance the lighting in a home and make your home appear more spacious.

Kitchen remodeling and kitchen modifications are another hot trend. Updating your kitchen with new appliances, new countertops, new cabinets, backsplashes, hardwood floors and enhanced lighting is a great way to add value to your home. Most people tend to spend a great deal of time in the kitchen, and the effort that is put into it to make it current and beautiful will pay off.

Bathroom remodeling is another home remodeling trend that many people are incorporating into their home. It is very easy for a bathroom to become outdated, but there are so many things you can do to your bathroom to redesign it. The flooring can be changed, new cabinetry can be installed, you can enhance the lighting and add it a new bathtub or shower. There has been an increase in requests of Universal Design being incorporated into a bathroom, and you can add items such as grab bars, lowered countertops, walk-in tubs or walk-in showers as well to allow you to stay in your home for longer.

The last hot trend of 2013 is living in your home for longer or multi-generational living. There is a growing trend among the baby boomers who want to continue to live in their homes, and in order to do so, there are accessible home renovations that can be done to accomplish this. There are very simple kitchen modifications, bathroom modifications and bedroom renovations that can be added to your home that can enhance the safety and functionality of these rooms for you or your loved ones. A few ideas include lowered countertops, enhanced lighting, widening the hallways, adding in slip-resistant flooring or adding in a first floor master bedroom.