Additions and New Features on Upswing for Home Remodeling
After a long period in which many residents were feeling too cautious financially to invest in major home renovations—or perhaps even lacked room in their budget to consider any type of home improvements at all—it looks the trend is picking up momentum in the other direction.
Many people, even those who were among the most financially anxious and conservative, are finally starting to feel comfortable and secure enough to take that step and move ahead with those renovations and home improvements they may have put off for quite some time.
Many experts have noted that home remodeling is continuing to increase, with considerable growth in that realm predicted for early 2015. A number of different factors, including an improving market for home sales and an economy that continues to recover, are contributing to this increase in home improvements.
While home renovation in general is on the upswing, there are particular aspects that are showing an especially big resurgence. Home additions, for example, are a major project at the top of many homeowners’ to-do list. Families that are expanding or perhaps combining several generations into one home often now feel the need to expand their available living space. Specialty rooms—in recent times, often considered too much of an indulgence or luxury item to allow in the budget—are making a comeback, with many property owners now treating themselves to, say, a media room. Home offices, always a favorite type of home addition, are also growing in popularity as more people try their hand at self-employment or do more of their work at home.
When it comes to specific features being incorporated into renovations, it’s likely no surprise that high-tech toys and automation systems are in high demand. These would include “smart home” features, high-tech security systems, components that put an emphasis on high-quality audio/video elements and energy-saving heating and cooling systems.
Of course, many people are interested in going green these days, so features that make the property more energy efficient or allow the residents to conserve natural resources are also a popular request for home renovation checklists.
For any type of home remodeling in Scottsdale, you can count on Republic West Remodeling.