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Nine Home Remodeling Trends of 2017

Home is where the heart is and sometimes adding a splash of color or replacing furniture doesn’t always do the trick. 2017 has been the year homeowners rolled up their sleeves and remodeled their home. From floor additions to extravagant closets, here’s a look at the top nine Home Remodeling Ideas of 2017.

  1. The Bathroom Overhaul

Bathrooms seem to always be on the list, however, one can never have enough bathroom space. Tile replacement, painting, and adding an eco-friendly toilet has become a popular trend in home remodeling. Bathrooms that are smaller in size are usually expanded by contrasting light colors, replacing bulky cabinets with pedal sinks, and removing bathtubs for stand-up showers.

  1. Closet Expansion

For most homebuyers and owners, extra space for shoes is a must. Walk-in closets are useful for couples or kids who share a closet space. Adding organized shelves, knocking down a wall or two, replacing tension rods, and giving closets a fresh coat of paint can do a lot for a home’s value.

  1. The Outdoor Kitchen

Entertaining family and friends in the backyard is always fun. From roasting marshmallows in the fall or having an evening BBQ, having an awesome backyard space does wonders for a home’s value. The outdoor kitchen is all the rage in home remodeling—allowing homeowners to add their inside style to their yard. Contractors have seen an uptick with outdoor kitchen installations including grills, fire pits, refrigerators, sinks, and even wood burning pizza ovens.

  1. Detached Garage Conversions

The popularity of tiny houses has skyrocketed over the last few years. Homeowners who have detached garages have been taking that same concept and turning their spare building into guest houses or workshops. The garage – also a perfect place to build an office space is on most homebuyers list of must-haves.

  1. Adding A Carport

Older homes either have a detached garage or no garage at all. One inexpensive way to keep those leather seats from burning in the summer months is adding a carport. Carports are less expensive than building an entire garage. Homeowners can build carports out of sturdy wood, steel beams, bricks, or stucco that blends with the face of the house.

  1. Garden Sheds

Whether installing a pool or a beautiful garden, garden sheds are a great addition to any backyard. Homeowners can use these popular, storage buildings to add a creative hideaway for garden tools, pool equipment, or even the children’s outdoor activities.

  1. Patio Enclosure

Patios are popular additions to homes. They’re the perfect place for entertaining or sipping a cup of coffee at breakfast. Installing a patio enclosure prevents warped wood from inclement weather and the beaming sun. In addition, an enclosed patio becomes a useable space—allowing homeowners to add heating or cooling systems so it can be accessible year round.

  1. Basement Modernization

Basements are more than scary, dusty, storage spaces. More homeowners are turning their basements into useful spaces that add value to the house and space to the home. Several remodeling projects have resulted in home theatres, in-law suites, office or business space, wine cellars, or the infamous “man cave.”

  1. Attic Renovation 

Families grow all the time from new babies to in-laws moving in the home. Houses that have attics with direct stair access have gone from dusty storage space to chic living space. Homeowners are using their attics to build lofts, office spaces, in-law suites, and a teenager’s secret haven.

Start Your Own Remodeling Trend 

Your home is your sanctuary, so why not let your space work for you? At Rare Renovations, our team of designers will take your home from meek to chic with our creative input that speaks to your style and budget. For more information on our services or to get started on your next home renovation, contact us today.