Homeowners are investing in projects that enhance efficiency and comfort. Some trends are:
-Open Space: Smaller homes seem larger when walls are removed. An island may be placed between two previously separate rooms and/or hardwood flooring can be used for continuity.
Customization: Turn unused rooms into ones that serve specific purposes. There are also more requests for phone/computer charging stations, such as hidden ones in cabinets.
Eclectic Combinations: Modern appliances and furniture are paired with vintage or antique pieces.
Efficient Eco-Friendliness: Home automation systems, use of LED lights, replacement of outdated fixtures help to reduce energy waste.
Universal Design: Makes homes usable by all ages and abilities. Wider halls, larger doorways, countertop-height appliances, and safety grab bars, zero-threshold showers and comfort-height toilets are some of the trends.
Boosting the Bathroom: Make these comfortable and luxurious with heated flooring, music systems, and showers with multiple water options.
Before beginning any remodeling project, check contractor references and reviews, and make sure the contractor is insured and licensed. Your contract should include a detailed description of the project as well as information about permit paperwork submission and inspections.
-Summary of Sun News Article March 2, 2014