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2018 Home Remodeling Trends to Add Value to Your Home


If you turn your television to any home and garden show, you will be flooded with ideas and inspiration for your next home remodeling project. From refinishing kitchens to tearing down walls and pulling up floors, the possibilities are endless. However, as a homeowner, it is important to know which home remodeling projects are worthwhile to invest in.

Here, we will outline which home trends you should consider in 2018 if you are interested in a project that has the potential to increase your home value.

Multi-Family Accommodations

As the baby boomer generation gets older, families are looking for long-term, serious solutions to keeping their loved ones out of assisted living facilities and nursing homes. Furthermore, as younger generations graduate college, they frequently move home until they are able to obtain a job and become financially stable.

For both of these situations, an "apartment style" living space within the family home is beneficial. By adding a multi-family accommodation you can help your own family, or appeal to a larger audience of buyers when it comes time to sell.

Low Maintenance Landscaping

Every homeowner wants a beautiful lawn and attractive curb appeal, but not every homeowner has the time to do so. This year for outdoor renovations, many homeowners are choosing low maintenance, wildflower gardens.

If implemented correctly, these gardens can add a whimsical, yet sophisticated style that many homeowners love. However, in order to get the best results, you need to invest in the proper drainage that will help your gardens grow to their full potential.

Mud Room Additions

If there is something that all families need, it is storage. Kids come through the door lugging bags, boxes, dirty laundry, and more. And, if there is not a well-organized, thoughtfully designed space for them to dump everything, it all ends up in the kitchen or living area, creating a cluttered home.

The addition of a functional mudroom room gives families the space they need for storing their everyday items. If you choose to add a mudroom to your home, there won't be a buyer that it doesn't appeal to.

Ultimate Master Suites

There's no doubt about it, people are busy. Careers and commitments dominate nearly every hour of the day, and once the day is over people need a place to retreat and relax. What better place to do just that than a luxurious master suite.

The type of master suites home buyers are looking for have spa-style bathrooms, large closets, natural light, high ceilings, and high-end finishes. Although the addition of an ultimate master suite could prove to be costly, it adds undeniable value to your home as a feature that all buyers love.

Storage Solutions

This year, many homeowners such as baby boomers, who have outgrown their homes are deciding to downsize. Additionally, many first time home buyers such as millennials, are choosing smaller homes to save on costs. However, these two groups still have many belongings to account for. As a result, they are looking for homes with ample closet space and smart storage solutions to solve their problem.

As a homeowner, by adding built-in storage solutions, you are providing a resource for yourself and eliminating issues for a future buyer.

Luxury Basements

Although some buyers are looking to simplify their lives, others are looking for ways to bring entertainment and luxury in. Therefore, many homeowners are choosing to add luxury basements in their homes.

Luxury basements are not just finished with run-of-the-mill drywall and carpet. Instead, they boast features such as full bathrooms, suite-style bedrooms, home gyms, theatre spaces, game rooms, and more. Basements are not just an extra storage space anymore, they are full-fledged family living spaces that sell homes.

Modern Kitchens

In the past, kitchen trends have required homeowners to install ornate finishes, costly countertops, and custom cabinetry. Not anymore. This year, homeowners and home buyers alike find themselves leaning towards more simplified, modern styles that offer practical solutions.

Modern design includes sleek cabinetry, open shelving, functional storage and durable countertops. If there is one thing we know, it is that kitchens sell homes, and adding these kitchen features is sure to help you sell your home when the time comes.

Colorful and Patterned Accents

White walls and earthy tones are a thing of the past--bold colors and patterns are in. For everything from the kitchen backsplash, to floor tiles and even dining room wallpaper, homeowners are opting for design features that show off their individual style and personalities.

When you decide to remodel your kitchen, bathroom or any other room this year, strongly consider adding a feature that shows off your individual style through color or patterns. You and potential buyers will love it.

Outdoor Living Spaces

In 2018, homeowners are looking for ways to bring the comfort of their home outside by adding outdoor living spaces such as screened in porches, luxury patios, and high-end decks. These spaces are great for entertaining, relaxing with your family, or relaxing alone. Outdoor living spaces also allow you to get a lot of bang for your buck in a home remodeling project, making them a great investment.

Garden Water Features

As mentioned before, this year is all about unique style. And, there is no better way to add unique style to the outside of your home than a garden water feature. Water features come in all shapes, sizes, designs and a variety of costs.

Although this remodeling project may not add a lot of value depending on the size of the project, it does wow potential buyers and gives the feeling of luxury to even the most simple gardens.

What Next?

Any of these remodeling projects is a great place to start if you are looking to make your house a home or are in the market to sell. By investing in your home you add value for yourself and future homebuyers. No matter which of these projects appeal to you, Phoenix Home Services can provide the expert services you need to get the job done. We are 30+ years experienced Class A contractors that pride ourselves on our exceptional workmanship.

Contact us today to see how we can help you get your next home improvement project off the ground!

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