Home Improvement Trends for 2013

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Not sure if it’s time to remodel? Are you moving to an existing home or building a new one? Want to know what’s going on as far as current trends and expressions? Do you know what the current trends in home improvement are? Not to worry. We’ve taken a look at the top trends and compiled them in an easy-to-follow list.

Home shows across the country are showcasing the following designs and remodel styles; chances are you should be taking a look at them too. Whether you’re part of a young family, looking to strike out on your own or a motorcycle attorney nearing retirement, one of the following trends might be right for you.

Green Homes

In case you haven’t noticed, green homes are the hot theme for 2013. From adding solar panels to investing in smart appliances, remodeling that focuses on positive return on investments and helping homes run more efficiently are at the top as far as remodel trends are concerned.

If you’re unsure of where to start, look at your kitchen. You could drastically reduce your environmental footprint and electric bill by making a few simple changes, such as swapping out old appliances for energy-efficient models or adding climate control. Talk to a local remodeler or builder to get started.

Retirement Remodels

Instead of moving into smaller homes and retirement communities, many seniors are focusing on redoing the homes they already own and live in. Because home prices have changed drastically for those who have lived in a home long-term, a retirement remodel is usually the most effective route to take.

Many seniors are focusing on making their first floor fully accessible by adding bathrooms and master bedrooms, entryway ramps and handlebars where needed. As a result, retirement remodels are on the rise like never before.

Bathroom Makeovers

Bathroom makeovers have been a top trend for the past few years, and 2013 is no different. The main trend for 2013 is serenity and tranquility.

Bathrooms are becoming spa-like havens with lavish accessories including radiant-heat floors, towel warming racks, walk-in showers, Jacuzzi tubs and bamboo furniture. Chandeliers above the bathtub have also seen a comeback in popularity.

Want to add a little luxury to a smaller space without breaking the bank? Look into a bathroom remodel.

Charitable Demolitions

For those who decide to tackle large projects, or even building a new home where an old home used to stand, charitable demolitions are becoming popular. Materials salvaged during demolitions can be donated to charitable organizations (think Habitat for Humanity and others). Not only does this leave those involved feeling good, it helps families across the country and offers great tax incentives that make the process even more worthwhile.

Regardless of what your home needs or what you want, it doesn’t hurt to take a look at the top trends for 2013 when looking at your options. Ready to get started? Contact a local builder or remodeler, or visit a local home show today to learn about your options.
Want to add a little luxury to a smaller space without breaking the bank? Look into a bathroom remodel.
Charitable Demolitions
For those who decide to tackle large projects, or even building a new home where an old home used to stand, charitable demolitions are becoming popular. Materials salvaged during demolitions can be donated to charitable organizations (think Habitat for Humanity and others). Not only does this leave those involved feeling good, it helps families across the country and offers great tax incentives that make the process even more worthwhile.
Regardless of what your home needs or what you want, it doesn’t hurt to take a look at the top trends for 2013 when looking at your options. Ready to get started? Contact a local builder or remodeler, or visit a local home show today to learn about your options.

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