Your home likely suited your family just fine when you bought it, but things change. Families grow or kids grow up and move on, and the state-of-the-art 80s home you purchased is showing its age by now. Should you stay or should you go? That depends on a number of factors - do you like your neighborhood? Do you have great neighbors? Does the location still suit you well?
Though selling and moving on is one option, San Diego custom home builders can remodel your home to suit your current lifestyle as another possible choice. What’s more, remodeling can increase the value of your home and save you moving expenses and closing costs on a new home. These top 3 trends in custom home remodeling will bring a good return on investment for your renovation dollars.
Comfortable aging in place remodels
As our nation collectively gets older, retrofitting our homes to accommodate older versions of ourselves is becoming extremely popular. New studies show that the desire to move after the age of 55 shrinks dramatically, but luckily turning your current house into an age-friendly place is an easy task for great San Diego home builders.
Which remodeling jobs you choose to make your home comfy into your later years is a very personalized decision. Some people have arthritis or other joint issues that make steps an issue, others have balance problems or asthma issues and need certain materials precluded. The perfect remodel is the one that works for your home, your wallet and your state of health, now and into the future. There are some universal elements that many seniors desire, so you can start by considering those things:
- Widened doorways
- Limited or no steps
- Pocket doors
- Walk-in bathtubs
- Hinged shower doors
- Shower seats
- Flat carpeting or rugs
- No slick tile or laminate flooring
Remodeling a kitchen, whether a simple refresh or a total re-do, is often at the top of most lists. If it is low maintenance as well, so much the better. Many homeowners remodeling their kitchens are choosing quartz counters, which look great without the upkeep of marble or granite. Another lowered-maintenance makeover coming from appliance makers is a new, black stainless steel with a warm finish and fingerprint resistance.
Other popular kitchen re-dos include transitional kitchens that blend traditional-styled cabinets with modern elements like stainless appliances; Shaker-style cabinetry with slide-out shelves are hot now, as are apron sinks. White, black and gray are still the most popular kitchen colors this year, and wide-planked hardwood flooring is a trend this year as well.
Luxe bathroom remodels
Bathrooms are another hot area where home remodeling in San Diego can make a big difference. This year is seeing separate bathtubs and showers, as much natural lighting as possible and lots of natural wood elements, along with sleek cabinets, large format tiles and lots of different types of metal accents. Additionally, San Diego custom home builders will see clients asking for ambiance, in the form of furniture-like cabinetry, adjustable lighting, and seamless integration of elements as bathrooms become more oasis-like.
For more information on services, pricing or design ideas call (858) 793-4190 or fill out our contact form. We look forward to seeing you.