Homeowners have a distinct advantage over those who rent their living spaces: homeowners can hire home remodeling crews to modify and update the hardware in their houses. Kitchen remodelers, for example, can update, replace, or install nearly anything in the kitchen, and remodeling contractors may also be asked to work on the home’s master bathroom or even its living room or the basement. When kitchen remodelers are hired, the homeowner may not be entirely clear on what the finished product should look like, so design build home remodeling crews in particular may be hired. These design build contractors expertly help the homeowner client design what the remodeled room will look like, then get to work building it. This can be quite helpful for some homeowners. How often to Americans hire these kitchen remodelers to work on their houses, and what might they expect afterwards?
Homeowners and Remodeling
This is a popular industry, and every year, over 10.2 million kitchens and 14.2 million bathrooms are remodeled across the United States. In fact, this overall industry is seeing some growth, and it may grow 2% each year until 2025 or so. Sometimes, homeowners ask for kitchen remodelers in particular, and in 25% of cases, a homeowner may ask contractors to remodel and update the entire house. Currently, it is older homeowners who spend the most money on this industry, as they have had time to save more money for projects such as these. What is more, older Americans don’t move as often as younger ones do, so instead they will be more invested in their current properties. Right now, Americans aged 55 and over outspend Millennial homeowners three to one on remodeling work, though this ratio may become shallower as time goes and Millennials become older.
It may be noted that home remodeling not only results in an attractive new room or house, but it is also an efficient way to invest money. After all, the current homeowner will appreciate the home’s new appearance, and so will future ones. When a homeowner puts their property on the real estate market, they may ask for a higher price since the interior is remodeled and attractive. Many home buyers may take an interest in the property, and a house may sell faster than if it had no remodeling done (the same is true for landscaping in the yards). This means that popular rooms such as the kitchen and bathroom may result in a ROI (return of investment) as high as 70-80%. A homeowner who may sell their property in the future can expect a lot from remodeling work.
The New Room
It is clear the home remodeling is an efficient investment and proves popular among many American homeowners. What can an interested remodeling client expect? To start with, they may consult local hardware store staff for references, and they may also look online to find remodeling crews’ websites. Good websites will showcase the crews’ typical work with photos, videos, and articles. Once a homeowner compares a few local contractors and hires one, they may work with those contractors to design the final product.
In the kitchen, remodeling may entail removing the floor’s tiles or linoleum and replacing it all with fresher material, and the walls may be repainted as well. Plumbers may be hired to remove the old sink and put in a new one, and they can also put in a dishwasher if so desired. Meanwhile, the cabinets may be replaced, or at least their doors. Cabinet doors may be replaced, or simply sanded down and repainted to remove damaged paint, scratches, or stains on the wood. Even the countertop may be removed and replaced with a more attractive and durable model, such as one made from granite or marble. The stove may be replaced with a newer model with more features.
The master bathroom may also have its floor tiles or linoleum replaced with new materials, and its walls may be repainted and the lighting fixtures replaced. Plumbers may do a lot of work here, such as replacing the toilet, sink, shower head, or tub with brand new models. Newer models are not only more attractive and have modern features, but they tend to be low-flow, saving on water in the long run.