20 Apr Features that Homeowners are Looking For in 2016
With 2016, there has been an influx of new home design trends that vary greatly from those of recent years past. When it comes to building or renovating your home, it’s always important to keep trends in mind, especially if they can increase the value of your home over time. We’ve gathered some of these home features for you to consider in your next Apex remodeling project–or for the next time you move!
American homeowners are gravitating toward houses that have less square footage than in previous years. Consumer purchases of smaller homes are up by 36 percent from 2015, but these homes typically come with open floor plans to utilize the space that is there. High ceilings and open doorways help to maximize the perceived living space and they create opportunity for multi-functional rooms.
Energy Efficient Appliances
If you haven’t already upgraded to energy efficient appliances, now is the perfect time to do so. It’s becoming less and less acceptable for homes to have old, outdated appliances that use up unnecessary amounts of electricity and power. Save your home and your budget with eco-friendly appliances, including dishwashers, refrigerators, washers and dryers, air conditioners and more.
Efficient Design with Extra Storage
With smaller square footage comes a greater need for well-utilized space. Homes with open floor plans and multi-service rooms will do well. These layouts allow for lots of practical, creative, and unique storage solutions.
An Individual Laundry Room
Nobody likes the look of a dirty laundry room, so keeping this personal aspect of one’s home out-of-sight is a must for many homeowners. Homes that feature a separate area for laundry, whether it’s its own room or is away from the hubbub of the kitchen and living area, are highly convenient and definitely desirable.
Outdoor Living Areas
Outdoor living is just as important as indoor! Every home should have a private respite in its backyard for the homeowners to enjoy and entertain visitors. A backyard space can come in the form of a well-built deck, porch or patio–these features can expand the perceived amount of backyard square footage with proper landscaping and decoration.
Consult an Apex General Contractor
If you are looking to remodel your home with these hot features in mind, give our Apex remodeling professionals a call at (919) 290-2909 or fill out a contact form. Someone will be in touch with you shortly to talk about your free consultation!