The start of a new year means it’s time to revamp your home improvement to-do list. What needs to be done that didn’t get done last year, and what new ideas could you add to make your home stand out this year? Whatever home improvement projects you decide to tackle, keep in mind these trends that are expected to be hot in 2018.
- Eco-friendly solutions. One of the easiest and least expensive ways to lessen your impact on the environment is by adding insulation to your attic. Not only will this help you conserve energy and save on energy costs, it’s also a great return on your investment, so you can easily recoup your costs if you sell your home. In addition, switching out old, leaky windows with ENERGY STAR®-rated Renewal by Andersen® replacement windows is an excellent option for saving on heating and cooling costs and reducing energy use.
- Flooring updates. One sure way to make a room feel new is to upgrade flooring. For 2018, bold tile patterns and designs are in, but with one caveat – restricting them to small rooms, such as bathrooms and laundry rooms, since they can overwhelm a larger space. Hardwood is still king in kitchen and living areas, with stunning design patterns such as parquet and herringbone adding beauty and interest.
- The age-in-place trend. As more homeowners reach their 50s and 60s, many are starting to consider ways they can stay in their home as they age. Remodeling is done with this in mind, as hallways and doorways are widened to allow room for wheelchairs and walkers, and grab bars are added in showers and near toilets. Products with low-maintenance components are also important, such as windows and replacement doors professionally installed by Renewal by Andersen of Northeast PA. These quality products won’t crack, peel, warp or require labor-intensive scraping and painting.
- Mudrooms with ample storage. Relocating jackets, coats, shoes, bags and miscellaneous items to a mudroom that has plenty of storage space will greatly decrease the clutter in entryways and hall closets. Lockers are a smart storage solution for these items, as they allow each family member their own space to store the essential items they use day-to-day. Washers and dryers are also common here in homes that don’t have a separate laundry room.
If new windows are on your 2018 home improvement list, give the experts at Renewal by Andersen of Northeast PA a call at (610) 849-2800. Our experienced product specialists can answer any questions you may have and help you to schedule a free in-home consultation.