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10/16/14 5:27 AM

Its not vain having an interest to, “keep up with the Jones,” it is a wise way to protect the investment in your home with ongoing home remodeling Phoenix. If you keep houzz kitchen island and no upper cabinetyour home current with the standards of the homebuyer, it will cost less to get it ready to sell, when that time comes.

When my nieces and nephew were still at the age that they didn’t mind tagging along with their parents, my sister loved going to tour the latest model homes on Saturdays. She was mainly interested in home remodeling Phoenix ideas. There were those, however, who wanted to know what now was becoming standard as a must have in these new community developments. It is smart to keep current with building trends, for these new homes compete for buyers in the marketplace. When it is time to sell, you can reap more rewards if you’ve kept your home up to date. You will get to enjoy the home improvements yourself too!

The National Association of Home Builders and Remodelers did a nationwide survey of what features are most likely to be included in the 2014 single family homes. Careful research is done in the planning to anticipate what will attract buyers. For your own home investment, these are some features you may want to keep in mind in determining what to include in your next remodeling project. Products that help minimize utility costs are considered very important to homeowners.

  • energy efficient, low-e windows
  • more insulation than is required by the building code
  • programmable thermostat and energy star appliances
  • a master bedroom walk in closet
  • high efficiency water sense toilet in its own private room in the master bathroom
  • granite countertops
  • a central kitchen island
  • a double kitchen sink
  • a great room
  • a laundry room
  • a front porch and back patio with outdoor lighting

While you are remodeling, make your home facilitate safe, independent living by incorporating universal design elements in your project. Have a zero threshold entry into the home, widened hallways, and lever door handles. Include attractive grab bars strategically placed in the bathroom. Add a shower bench and a hand held shower head to a zero threshold walk in shower. Throughout the home have ample lighting and visual contrasts to easily see countertop edges, doorways, and the like. A certified Universal Design Remodeler, or a Certified Aging in Place Specialist can help plan your remodeling project to be enjoyed for years to come.

 

Happy Home Remodeling Phoenx!

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