Home renovations have taken a hold of the nation. At the start of the year, the Joint Center on Housing Studies at Harvard University predicted that home renovation spending would jump by 7.5% compared to 2017. And, it’s America’s older homeowners which are leading the trend, as 50% of the homes standing today were built in the 1980s. As a result, wear and tear and new styles mean an increasing number of aging homeowners are opting to overhaul their properties and they’re creating brand new trends in the process. So, if you’re looking to transform your living room, or redesign your kitchen, here are the hottest renovation trends of 2018 to assist you.
Custom designed homes
In August, Indy Rama showcased six custom-built properties, one of which was torn down and rebuilt from scratch. These homes revealed examples of the unique design features, such as accent walls and wrap-around porches, that the nation are requesting from their custom designed properties. One of the greatest benefits of designing your own home is value for money. House prices across the states vary significantly, meaning some areas get more for their money than others. In Indianapolis, the median value of a home is $130,700. In comparison, Zillow reports that homes in the Orange County have a median value of $719,500. Therefore, those seeking custom homes in Orange County that are affordable have the luxury of being able to design a distinctive and personalized creation which provides greater worth than an off-the-shelf build.
The U.S Department of Energy reports that the average home utility bill in the country is a costly $2,060. Therefore, it’s no surprise that when renovating their homes, homeowners are taking steps to make them as energy efficient as possible. Detroit Free Press advises that the nation are increasingly choosing building materials, windows and light fixtures which promise to cut their energy bills. Therefore, exposed brick work, exposed beams and skylights are on the way out. In their place are insulated walls and ceilings and traditional windows.
Every homeowner has had to battle with cleaning water stains off the shower door at one time or another. But homeowners are fighting back by ditching shower doors altogether and are choosing to go doorless instead. Not only are such showers more convenient, but they keep a seamless flow of the room and can be custom designed to fit any space. Doorless showers are a great alternative to the traditional bathtub and as The Daily Herald reports that 90% of individuals would choose a shower over a bath, there’s no reason not to ditch the tub altogether.
An increasing number of homeowners across America are choosing to renovate their homes in order to make them more aesthetically pleasing and to bring them up to date. To achieve the best results, consider a one-off custom designed house. And to stay right on trend, choose energy efficient options and a stylish bathroom creation.