Move over kitchen and bath, this year living quarters will dominate home remodeling requests according to the Houzz & Home Renovation Report. Houzz is one of the leading home and design resource sites in the country. Lowell Custom Homes is a regular contributor to many of the Houzz studies evaluating trends and the latest news in home building and remodeling.
This year’s research reveals the unexpected popularity of improvements to general living areas. The forecast for 2018 also predicts that homeowners will tackle multiple room renovations at one time. Surprisingly, the master bedroom and laundry are leading the way with a growth in average spending of 23% and 24% respectively.
While the desire for kitchen and bath renovations remains consistent, a shift in homeowner thinking places the new focus on living spaces that will have real lifestyle impact.
Renovation of Living Space
The study reveals, and we can confirm based on our current projects, that the main motivation to remodel is improved design and function. Customization is at the top of everyone’s list when making design decisions. It is about making the space personal and relatable for the needs of each homeowner.
Renovation of Master Bedroom Suite
Remodeling the master bedroom and the master suite is moving further in the direction of comfort and privacy. While the concept is not new, the increased demand for an at home getaway is noteworthy. More and more homeowners are craving privacy within their home. There is a high desire for what can be seen as an in-home mental health escape for writing, meditation or just some quality me-time.
Laundry Room Renovation
Laundry room renovations are becoming more extensive and the space devoted to this utility is growing larger. It has evolved into a multi-purpose area that just happen to have the laundry located inside. Easy access is a key factor for updates to this workspace along with the ability to share storage and countertops for projects.
Exterior improvements closely follow interior renovations in popularity. Curb appeal, or lake appeal in this case, is a priority. Remodeling often includes indoor-outdoor living space with special amenities like an outdoor kitchen or even an outdoor shower.
From first-time buyers to seasoned homeowners, remodeling has become the way to have a home that will provide for all of your needs, without having to move.
You can read more about how to decide if you should build or remodel here and here .
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Interior Design of Laundry Room by Elizabeth Drake Interiors