Home Remodeling Trends for 2012

The New Year is a time for resolutions.

People resolve to save more money, lose weight, travel more; the list of resolutions is endless. Most resolutions fall flat by mid-year. Make a resolution that sticks in 2012 – commit to remodeling your home in 2012. Home remodel trends can breathe life into your outdated space. Here are some home remodeling trends that will take off in the New Year.

Create a chef’s dream kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of any home. It is where your family congregates for meals and where friends meet and mingle over cocktails. An outdated or inefficient kitchen will leave you avoiding the space and not using its full potential. A kitchen makeover will improve the functionality of your space and can save you money in the long run with energy savings. Modifying the kitchen layout, installing energy efficient appliances and fixtures, and adding better lighting are just a few ways to enhance your space.

Open up your floor plan

Older DC-area homes often have boxed off rooms creating a lot of small spaces. Open up your floor plan by tearing down non-load bearing walls. This will create larger, more functional rooms for entertaining as well as day-to-day living.

Go green

The average homeowner cares about the environmental footprint they leave on a daily basis. Incorporate your sustainable practices into your DC home. Install energy efficient appliances and double-paned windows and use eco-friendly materials such as flooring, cabinets, and paint.

Create a spa retreat

Treat yourself to a spa day every day with a bathroom makeover. Soaker tubs and Jacuzzis provide you with needed relaxation. Installing soft lighting will enhance the mood, and new countertops will make you feel like you are living in luxury.

Focus on the floors

Remodel trends across the country are focusing on floors. Take out old carpet and replace with hardwood flooring or other bare flooring materials. This will improve the look of your home and help curb allergies as dander and dust often become trapped in carpet.

Expand outdoors

Take advantage of the outdoors in warm weather with the addition of a deck or patio to your home. These outdoor spaces are a great way to entertain guests and enjoy nature.

Updating your home by following remodel trends is a great way to improve the functionality and efficiency of your space. It also works to improve the market value of your home.

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