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Remodeling Cents: 2013 Home Remodel Starts Now….. Happy Plannning

Hey Folks……. Now that 2013 is upon us, it’s a good idea to start planning any home renovations that you want done in the early spring. There are many different reasons to renovate a home, but remodeling tips that allow a home to appear larger are among the most important. Changing the amount of space in a home is difficult, but rearranging space within a home is much more affordable. It is also sometimes possible to make a room more efficient and therefore seem larger or to use lighting and other minor changes to give the appearance of more space.

Compliments on your remodeling efforts are always a welcome payoff, but nothing beats seeing your home value rise as a result of your hard work. It can be tricky to determine which home improvement projects are worth the sweat and which aren’t. To gain the most from your improvements, select projects that do more with what you already have.

Here are Weaver’s Top 6 Recommended Upgrades for 2013

  1. Create a home office- If the recession has taught us one thing, it’s that you have to be prepared for anything. A well designed home office could be the answer
  2. Focus on affordable beauty- While everyone wants a beautiful kitchen, the days of professional-grade kitchens went bye-bye when home equity loans became tougher to get! You can get still a great look without spending an arm and a leg.
  3. Tile and Backsplashes upgrades are in- Formal mosaic tile is on the way out, taking its place are glass/stone/tile mosaic composites creating backsplashes in contemporary settings.
  4. Cool Color Palette- 2013 will find mild and smooth color everywhere as it blends the right amount of chocolate, grey and a touch of green.
  5. Living In Your Home Longer- a growing trend to help aging baby boomers safely “grow old” in their homes, for as long as possible utilizing certified aging-in-place specialists (CAPS). Watch for easy kitchen and bath upgrades to enhance functionality, comfort and safety based on Universal Design.
  6. Healthy Home, Happy Living-Green and sustainable design is here to stay. The number one trend for 2013 will be to create a healthy living environment, free of toxins and harsh chemicals. More and more upgrade trends include the use of low VOC materials to improve indoor air quality, testing combustion safety, and radon mitigation.

The single most important remodeling tips that everyone should follow is to develop a realistic budget and stick to it. Budget problems during remodeling can be disastrous, often derailing progress and creating undesirable results. Individual rooms may benefit from different remodeling strategies, and there are many tips available for specific areas of a home. Overall, planning ahead is the key to a successful remodeling project no matter what the scale or design. … That’s the real trend of 2013!

What is your home remodeling project for 2013?We can help!