Home remodeling projects were once done to increase a home’s resale value, but many homeowners are deciding to stay put for the long-term instead of planning a time-consuming move. HomeAdvisor’s 2018 True Cost Survey found more than 80 percent of homeowners plan to stay in their existing home, and half of the survey’s respondents are considering a remodel to make their homes more aesthetically appealing and comfortable.
Now that 2018 is in our rear-view mirror, we’ve taken a look back at some of the “what’s hot,” “top 10” and “hot trends” lists for home remodeling ideas that show up each December. If you’re planning to remodel your home, here are some home renovation ideas for 2019:
When making home improvements, not everything can be “in” or “hot.” Our tour of the year-end lists showed that some home designs are showing signs of age. For instance:
No matter what the experts say, if you plan to spend many years to come in your home, be sure to choose design features that suit your needs and taste. If you can afford it, consider consulting with a professional about what you’re trying to achieve with your home renovations before the work begins. Ultimately, the goal is to help make your home just that…your home.
Whether you choose to renovate your kitchen, bathroom or another part of the house, be sure to remodel your homeowner’s insurance, too. Many of these projects might leave gaps in coverage, as your existing homeowner’s insurance policy might not protect the updated look and value of your home. Meeting with your insurance agent might not be in your initial plans, but it’s a vital component of protecting new upgrades, and you might find that some smart home upgrades may even qualify for an insurance discount.
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Cecil Williams -