Basement Remodeling and Other Popular Home Improvement Projects
Now that the weather is improving, many homeowners may be deciding that it’s time to focus on their home remodeling projects. A recent survey showed that nearly 66% of homeowners were planning to renovate their houses in the near future. Whether these are indoor or outdoor projects, it’s likely that these homeowners have quite a few ideas for updating, or otherwise improving, their living spaces.
Basement remodeling, in particular, has grown in popularity. The National Association of Home Builders, for instance, conducted several surveys on the different types of renovation projects that have been embarked upon. Over the past 20 years, it appears that finished basements have become one of the most popular home improvement projects. It’s important to note that a basement remodeling project can increase a home’s value. In fact, Home Advisor reported that even an average basement remodel can bring homeowners a solid return on their investment. This can be as much as a 70% return once their house is sold.
Custom-built homes are also becoming more popular. This is because homeowners are able to choose their own floor plans and include the various features that they want. The 2016 U.S. Houzz and Home survey found that 68% of the participants had planned to have a recreational area added. Gaming and entertainment rooms are also often requested for custom-built homes. According to the survey, 29% of the homeowners wanted to have rooms specifically for this purpose in their new houses.
Since you’re planning to remodel your basement or have another home improvement project or two in mind, a residential contractor will be able to assist you with this. Once you have an initial consultation with your home improvement contractor, you will be able to discuss your basement remodeling and other project ideas at-length.
In addition to interior remodeling projects, you may also be thinking about updating or enhancing your outdoor spaces. These types of projects might include adding on a garage or other structures such as a deck, covered patio, or carport. Since you will be working with an experienced contractor, they will have several ideas and recommendations as well.