Seven reasons to remodel your home this year
Are you ready for a remodel so you can love your space again? If so, you’re in good company. According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, about 30% of homeowners plan a major remodeling project this year, with nearly 60% of all home-improvement dollars earmarked for kitchens and baths. Below are cited motivations for home updates.
Over the past year and a half, we have spent more time at home. In many cases, we’re either tired of our environment, our rooms have become completely outdated, or the spaces just don’t fit our personality. If your home hasn’t been renovated in years, you may have quite a few materials, finishes, and colors that are considered outdated, like sheet vinyl flooring, tile or laminate counters, oak cabinets, brass fixtures, and yes, popcorn ceilings.
Some materials once considered go-tos are now getting replaced by finishes that are family and pet-friendly. Hardwood floors are replaced by Luxury Vinyl Flooring, which tends to resist scratches, chips, and water damage. Laminate and tile counters are making way for solid surface materials, known for their high resistance to stains and scratches, and are easy to clean.
Repairing worn or broken features
Many items in a home can start to show wear as soon as 10 years from installation, and some even before that. As major appliances, flooring, and fixtures start to show their age, the question becomes one of simple replacement or re-design. If materials need to be pulled out anyway, why not make the space look, feel, and function better in the process?
Increasing the feeling of relaxation in the home
When we first buy a home, often our priorities focus on location and room count. Is the home close to the amenities I use? Is the neighborhood safe? Does it have the room count I need? Once we become established in the home, enhancing our time there becomes a priority. Trends in bathroom design lean toward wellbeing. We’re seeing spa-like experiential designs that might include massaging showers, hydrotherapy baths, and state-of-the-art steam rooms or saunas.
Decreased energy consumption and responsible material harvesting are on the minds of remodelers today. From choosing energy-efficient appliances and lighting to selecting water-wise fixtures and sustainably harvested materials, homeowners are working to reduce their carbon footprint.
Smart Home features
A smart home allows homeowners to control appliances, thermostats, lights, and other devices remotely using a smartphone or tablet through an internet connection, providing both convenience and cost savings. More homeowners are looking for the convenience of controlling home systems from anywhere with cell service and the insight into energy history that they can react to. And smart appliances come with learning skills so they can learn homeowner’s schedules and make adjustments. Studies have shown that smart thermostats can save homeowners up to 12% on heating and 15% on cooling bills, paying for themselves in under two years.
Wellness features and access to the outdoors
Post pandemic, homeowners are looking for ways to feel healthy at home. We have a biological response to beautiful design, including how lighting, colors, textures, and shapes can harmonize into bona fide sanctuaries. Focusing on outdoor connection, aging-in-place, or accessibility, homeowners seek designs intended to promote wellness in both mind and body,
If you fall into the 30% of homeowners looking to remodel, give us a call for a complimentary consultation. We’ll walk you through design styles, estimated spending, costs versus return on investment, and a timeline to turn your kitchen or bath into a room you love. Call us at (303) 235-5878 or visit us at StrikingRemodels.com.