The great thing about trends is that you can set them! I read an interesting article from CBS Money Watch this week discussing remodeling trends for 2011, and this ideal was reaffirmed. Homeowners around the nation are setting trends by becoming more proactive in the remodeling process, doing what Tabor Design Build has always recommended. Asking the important questions, taking a more analytical look at their project and above all else, making sure they are selecting the right firm/company for the job. This increased involvement on the part of the homeowner, is changing the remodeling industry into one where benefits are evenly distributed between the client and the company.
Aside from being more involved in the remodeling process, some additional 2011 remodeling trends are:
1. Breaking a large project into phases to address budget and schedule strains
Tabor Design Build makes a point to discuss this option when we discover it may be the best solution for you. You may want to build a sun porch, complete a kitchen addition and remodel your basement. However, it may be wise to complete the larger project as separate projects. Tabor Design Build works this angle to give you a stress-free experience.
2. Opening up Rooms
This is done by removing interior walls that disrupt the flow of your space. You can exploit and manipulate the square footage you already have. This helps to save money for projects you want to complete in the future that will require more of a financial investment.
3. Going Green
Green remodeling is a smart way to increase the value and quality of a space. Not only will green remodeling be more energy efficient, it is more than likely going to save you big bucks in the long run.
4. Planning Ahead
A number of families are planning ahead to make sure the decisions they make are wise, considering the current economical climate. This ideal goes hand and hand with the Tabor Design Build process. We work hard to plan out every detail of your project before proceeding to construction (see a chart of our process below).
Thorough Planning = Stress-free Experience