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Top 10 Home Remodeling Trends for 2017
Looking for some terrific remodeling ideas for your home? How about a new home addition for additional square footage? Why not a nice open kitchen for easy entertaining and seamless flow?
There are dozens of home remodeling jobs just begging to be tackled, but here’s a look at 10 of the top remodeling trends for 2017.
- Open Kitchens
Having a connected living, eating, and kitchen space is a continuing trend in 2017. Open kitchens allow the cook and the rest of the family to stay connected. Plus, they provide great flow, airiness, and a more spacious feel. For these reasons and more, open kitchens continue to be one of the most popular remodeling projects.
- Basement Escapes
The days of dark and dingy basements are long gone as more and more homeowners are undertaking basement remodeling projects and added living space. Beyond mere living space, today’s basements tend to serve as escapes. Think man caves, media rooms, and entertainment, not washers, dryers, and deep freeze refrigerators. We all need an escape, so basement remodeling continues to trend not just in 2017, but going forward as well.
- Inviting Laundry Rooms
Kitchens and baths typically get the biggest chunk of the home remodeling dollars, but smart homeowners know the importance of making every space, including laundry rooms, look their best. From design tricks for added light to extra storage and built-in folding tables for maximum functionality, the benefits of a remodeled laundry room are starting to catch on with today’s homeowners.
- Attic Retreats
Attic projects are becoming an increasingly popular remodeling trend as more and more people are transforming their unused attic space into an extra bedroom or family retreat. On a cost versus value basis alone, attic renovation projects are more often than not well worth the investment.
- Sunny Sunrooms
Adding a sunroom is one of the best remodeling projects a PA homeowner can undertake. From increased home value and added aesthetic appeal to more living space and natural light, sunrooms provide a number of benefits. Best of all, a well-built sunroom can help homeowners recoup up to 80 percent of the overall remodeling investment in added equity right off the bat.
- Awesome Home Additions
What’s the next step when you’ve outgrown your home or you finally want a few extra amenities, like an office or master bath? Sure, you could sell it and trade up for something bigger and better, but you could also opt for an awesome home addition. Whether you love your home and simply need an extra bedroom and a little more space, or you’re simply happy with your neighborhood and location, there are plenty of reasons to choose an addition over moving.
- Outdoor Living
A backyard designed for rest, relaxation, and entertaining friends and family is a backyard at its best. For many years, backyard spaces were one of the most poorly utilized areas of homes. The popularity of outdoor living spaces, however, is booming in recent years. From outdoor kitchens and bar areas to outdoor fireplaces and everything in between, the trend of transforming boring exterior spaces into outdoor retreats is alive and well. Here at Eagle Building Solutions, we can transform any backyard into an amenity-filled escape you’re sure to love.
- Spruced Up Siding
Everyone sees the exterior of your home first, so why not make the best impression you can? Old or damaged siding detracts from a home’s appearance and negatively impacts its value. It also does a poor job of protecting a home from weather and the elements. So, while it fulfills a need rather than a want, siding sales are on the rise in 2017, resulting in much safer and better-looking homes.
- Wallet-Friendly Windows
Windows protect and beautify a home, but they can also play a huge role in your monthly electric bill. In fact, new dual-pane windows can decrease your electric and gas bills by up to 15 percent each month, adding up to considerable savings year after year. With energy prices going up and people all around the world becoming more environmentally-conscious, new window installs are continuing to be a big thing in 2017.
- Clever Cabinetry
Kitchen storage and functionality is always an issue for homeowners with tight kitchens in need of more space. Knowing this, kitchen cabinet manufacturers are maximizing storage with multi-tiered drawers, push-button fold up doors, and a variety of other crafty cabinet designs. Since more and more homeowners are opting for smaller homes and footprints, clever cabinetry is a definite trend in 2017.
If your Lancaster, York, Harrisburg, and Reading area home are in need of remodeling, give Eagle Building Solutions a call today. We have the experience and expertise to make your dream home a reality!
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