Blog originally published on December 2, 2014. Updated on July 15, 2022.
Choosing the right home remodeling project can mean enjoying a new, more modern living situation while also adding value to your home. Before investing in your renovation, it can be helpful to know what buyers are looking for in a new home. Many modern home remodels can also limit your carbon footprint, improve energy efficiency, and cut costs on utility bills.
Here are the 5 most popular home remodeling projects and trends:
1. Opening up the kitchen.
The number one choice for home renovations is removing one or more of the walls that separate the kitchen and an adjoining dining room, family room, or other multifunctional rooms. It’s a simple solution for dramatically changing the space, making it feel larger, letting in more natural light, and providing a comfortable space to socialize with family and friends. You can also simply spruce up an outdated kitchen with a new kitchen sink, a new coat of paint, or new countertops! Also consider whether a bar or kitchen island will be useful or detrimental to the open concept.
2. Adding hardwood floors.
Although hardwood floors can be a larger initial investment, compared to other leading options, they last longer and greatly increase the value of your home. Not only that, but it's a home improvement that adds a cozy, timeless look to any room. They can also be easier to keep clean than carpet, which can harbor allergens.
Many homeowners are discovering new ways to take advantage of their space by adding custom improvements that compliment their lifestyle. Whether it be modernizing with the latest technology, building custom workspaces and home offices, adding pull-out shelves, repainting bathroom cabinets or kitchen cabinets, or furnishing guest rooms, your options are endless! Consider giving a bedroom or living room a unique edge with a focal point mural. Whatever you may choose, customization is a great way to make your home uniquely yours.
4. Ditching the tub.
The choice to get rid of the bathtub in favor of a larger, more elegant shower, is exploding in popularity, especially for small bathrooms. The master bathroom and kitchen are the two biggest selling points in the current market, and custom designs can add massive appeal to potential buyers. Including seamless glass showers doors, coupled with a classic tiled floor, doesn’t only add space and comfort to your shower, but can greatly increase your home’s value.
5. Making the most of outdoor space.
Pools, decks, and fire pits — oh my! Gone are the days of bare green backyards as more and more homeowners are creating their own oases with their outdoor spaces.
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