A home’s appearance changes from generation to generation, which is part of the reason a person can usually tell when a home looks dated.
You do not want to live in a home that is starting to show its age, especially when all that needs to be done is a little remodeling. The following are some of the most popular trends to consider.
Open Floors are Rising
One of the most popular trends at the moment is the open floor trend. More people are opting against having a lot of walls. Homeowners are looking for properties that have an open floor concept or are remodeling their homes by knocking down walls; usually the wall separates the kitchen from the living room.
There are a lot of reasons why this trend is becoming so popular. For one, it provides more space. The concept is also a lot more welcoming since it allows guests and cooks to communicate without a wall separating them. The design may also help simplify the life of the homeowners; for example, looking after your kids while cooking may be a lot easier.
You could consider additional steps that other homeowners are taking to ensure that their homes look as spacious as possible; some are installing high ceilings. The high ceiling gives the illusion of more space and even allows you to decorate your home with larger pieces, which might look great.
Natural Light is Living it Up
Natural light is something that most homeowners appreciate, but this appreciation is changing modern homes. The change comes in the form of larger windows. Some homes go so far as to replace entire walls with glass just to let in more natural light.
There are a lot of benefits to having a home with large windows; for example, you get to use little to no light during the day. Not only will you be conserving energy by using less light. but you may even cut your HVAC or heat-related costs though you can do this by upgrading your system to an eco-friendly version. Keep in mind that large windows, placed in the right locations, could also give your home incredible views.
Luxury in the Master Bathroom
Perhaps one of the popular trends is the one that says homeowners no longer have to go to the spa to have a spa-like experience by simply remodeling their master bathroom. There are a lot of aspects of a remodeled bathroom that offer royalty; for example, most of them come with multiple shower heads and even seating areas.
Some of these bathrooms come with beautifully designed glass enclosures and other vanities that you are likely to fall in love with; for example, you could install radiant heat floors. These floors can keep warm as you exit the shower. Those who just cannot get enough heat may also want to consider installing smart, heated toilets, too.
There are some homeowners who are also adding other perks to their restrooms like in-wall smart sound systems that allow them to play music as they shower without having to worry about the moisture in the room ruining the system at some point. It is these types of perks that are definitely catching the eye of modern homeowners.
You can talk to a home remodeling specialist or check out a few ideas online to see what kind of changes you might feel comfortable with. It is important that you talk to your partner and everyone else in your family about some of the changes you are planning to make. Remodeling is a major endeavor that requires everyone’s cooperation, so make sure you get that support from the get-go.
Ryan Yarbrough is a small business consultant, speaker, and the manager at Davis Financial Services, a small business consulting firm.