Take a look at 12 popular home renovations that have been taking place this year.
1. Basement Remodel
Has your husband been hinting to you about wanting a man cave? Maybe the kids have been driving you crazy leaving toys all over the house. Why not turn your basement into a whole new living space. Finished basements are a great addition to your home, but they aren’t cheap. Expect to pay, on average, around $30,000 from start to finish.
2. Attic To Bedroom
Are the kids getting older and tired of sharing a room? Maybe, you’re looking for some extra space for guests to stay. Converting attics that have the head room into an extra bedroom has been a huge trend this year. You can even turn it into a game room for the kids, a man cave for dad, or mom’s hidden oasis. Just as a basement renovation, this project can be exciting for homeowners, but costly.
3. Attic Insulation
Not enough space for a bedroom up in your attic? Or maybe you just don’t need the extra room. One of the most economical renovations homeowners have been making this year is adding attic insulation. This additional insulation will, in the long run, save you money on heating as well as air conditioning costs. In the short run, expect to pay at least $1,000-$1,200.
4. Entry Door Upgrade
People have been putting a lot of thought into the entry of their home this year. Its the first impression people see when they walk up and homeowners have taken note. New front doors and entry ways are a big trend this year. Even foyers have been getting a make over so guests feel warm and invited as soon as they walk through the door.
5. Masonry Veneer Siding
One of the biggest exterior trends has been adding masonry veneer to the siding of the house. This decorative stone adds an aesthetic flare to your home without the heavy cost of actual masonry dry work.
6. Kitchen Upgrades
Adding new appliances or a fresh look to the kitchen has been vey in this year. Some homeowners have just done a few small changes like adding some color to the cabinets, while others have gone big – knocking out walls to create an open floor plan or adding a island for some extra table space.
7. Concealed Fridge
Speaking of kitchen renovations, one of the most popular changes people have been making is adding a concealed fridge to the mix. Concealed fridges become part of the decor of your home. For a good built-in fridge, you’ll be in at least the $3,000 range.
8. Garage & Door Upgrade
Just as people are giving their entry way an upgrade, they’re doing the same to their garage. Garage doors don’t have to hinder the look of your home. There are so many varieties these days you can go as rustic or regal as you’d like. If you’re going for a more modern look, expect to pay around $1,000-$1,500.
9. Sliding Interior Doors
Looking to change the dynamics of your home? Why not switch out some or all of your traditional doors with sliding doors? Also known as barn doors, this rustic trend has taken over homes in 2018. If interested, these doors are going to run you between $250-$450 each.
10. Deck/Patio Upgrades
Everyone has been giving their outdoor space some extra TLC this year. Whether it be adding or renovation their deck space, upgrading their outdoor furniture, or adding an outdoor kitchen. Home owners have been turning their outdoor space into their own personal vacation hangout.