Have you been imagining making some updates to your home for a while, but you are waiting for the right time? Well the time to turn that vision into reality may be here. 2016 is said to be the year of remodeling! According to Google analytics, the search for the keyword “remodeling” has been on a steady upswing. Other housing and remodeling sources are also supporting this claim.
According to The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, “2016 is looking to be a stronger year for home renovation activity compared to 2015 thanks to the continued recovery in the owner-occupied housing market. In most markets across the country, rising house prices are bringing more homes to the market and increasing sales, which is a large driver of home improvement activity.” Further supporting this prediction is a recent report released by Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity. In this report, The LIRA projected an annual spending growth acceleration for home improvements from 4.3% in the first quarter of 2016 to 7.6% in the third quarter.
So what does this mean for your home remodeling project? It’s time to start researching and scheduling them! With remodeling looking to be in high demand in 2016, contractors are likely to book fast! It is important to book with the contractor of your choice early before they have limited openings as similar projects are likely on many homeowners’ 2016 “to do lists.” With warmer weather approaching early this year, the contracting season is likely longer than usual, and now may be the best time of year to hire a contractor!
Often when homeowners think remodeling, their first thought is interior rooms like the kitchen and bathrooms. But what about the exterior of your home? It is crucial not to overlook or downplay the importance of the curb appeal of your home’s exterior. In the future, when you are looking to sell your home, what you do now to update and raise the value of your home will significantly help with resale. Increasing the appeal of the exterior of your home directly effects the resale value of your home. Don’t forget, the exterior is the first thing that people see! Also, it may be best to start with the exterior since that is often the bigger investment, and serves as protection for the interior of your home.
Simple exterior updates like new landscape, updated roofing or siding, accent architectural pieces, specialty gutter installation and/or gutter repairs, etc. can go a very long way! If you love the look of copper, installing copper gutters can definitely increase the resale value of your home, and copper may not cost as much as you’d imagine!
So if you’ve been thinking about remodeling, 2016 may seriously be the time for you to act on it! It is important to research contractors and find the best ones for your specific project! We recommend interviewing your contractor to make sure you are a great fit! Hand your gutter vision over to The Brothers that just do Gutters and allow our trusted process to work for you.