Wednesday, June 29, 2016

2016 Popular Trends In Home Improvements Continued

In our last installment on popular home remodeling trends we discussed several renovating options that are popular for 2016.  These renovations all tend to hold their value and work to increase the overall equity in the home.  Front entry home improvements, replacing garage doors and bathroom renovations work to retain and increase the value in the home.  Other renovations such as kitchen, deck, siding, attics and more will be discussed in this article as other options in remodeling that help boost today’s value of your home.

Kitchen Remodeling:  Minor or major kitchen renovations sell homes.   If you want to increase the chance that your home sells invest in the kitchen.  Buyers are looking to envision themselves in the kitchen when they look at homes to purchase.  The kitchen is the one space within a home that can truly make or break the sale of your home.  Minor kitchen renovations, costing around twenty thousand dollars often are able to recoup eighty three percent during resale.

Updates to the kitchen that work to hold their value the best include: Counter top replacement, cabinetry updates, flooring upgrades, lighting and storage.

Deck Additions: Homeowners are looking to enjoy the nice weather when they can.  A deck is one renovation that can allow homeowners to do just that from the comfort of their own home.  A wooden deck, depending on the size and complexity in design can cost anywhere from a few thousand dollars upwards to six thousand dollars with the average falling around four thousand.  Homeowners are apt to recoup about eighty percent of the total cost of adding a deck to the home plus the pleasure you will naturally receive from enjoying the nice weather.

Replacement Siding:  There are a variety of siding options including brink, wood, stone and vinyl.  Vinyl siding is the most popular and least expensive replacement option in siding.  A fresh exterior increases the aesthetics of the homes curb appeal which will enhance the spaces charm and make it more desirable for buyers.

Attic Spaces: Converting an attic space into a bedroom, retreat or space for storage works as a great way to increase the function of your home while adding extra space and value.  Adding a bedroom to a home can return close to seventy five percent of your investment when you do decide to sell your home.  An attic bedroom space is ideal for a return college student or elderly parent.  The storage space that a finished attic space offers to homeowners is invaluable.

Home remodeling projects that are popular and trendy and add to the overall function of your home help to increase the appeal buyers may have to purchase your home.  This can only work in your favor if you ever find yourself selling during a buyer’s market.

Aspen Construction is an innovative building leader specializing in home additions, new construction, bathroom and kitchen remodeling.  For all of your home improvement needs including electrical services contact us today at

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

2016 Popular Trends In Home Improvements

Home remodeling is done either because of personal interested or because of popular trends.  There are pros and cons for doing both that we will focus on.  When homeowners choose to remodel based on trends that are popular in the home improvement industry it may improve the chances the homeowner has at recouping the cost that was put into the remodel.  The focus today will be on popular housing trends in 2016 and how to work in your personal interests and recoup the money you put in.

Front Entry Home Improvements: The addition of a new entry door along with some updates in paint, fresh rugs and a bit of fresh greenery can really boost the charm of your home and the overall appeal of the home’s exterior.

Home entryway updates can cost an average of five hundred to a thousand dollars.  A new front entry door can cost around six hundred and twenty five dollars with paint and rugs running another fifty dollars.  Entry landscaping makes up the rest of this update making one heck of a return on your investment when the time comes to sell.

Bathroom Renovation and Remodeling: Although a bathroom renovation may require more time and money than other home improvement projects it is will also draw in the most attention from buyers.  Bathroom remodeling is also known as one of the best return on investments within the home improvement industry.

If you aren’t looking to do a complete overhaul on a bathroom which can cost upwards of twenty five thousand dollars consider simple updates that easily recoup their value.  Replace sinks, cabinets and countertops along with fixtures to create an update remodel.  Consider a fresh coat of paint and some updated linens for a complete bathroom makeover.

Garage Replacement Door and Remodel: This is a renovation that is not often considered when homeowners think about upgrading the exterior of their homes.   Replacing a garage door and updating the space adds to the total value of your home.  At resale you are apt to collect at least eighty seven percent of what you put into out of a garage renovation.  A new garage door can turn an old outdated exterior into a modern marvel.

Don’t just repaint the garage door replace it.  A garage door replacement ranges from around seven to eight hundred dollars all which is usually recouped within the sale of the home.

For more renovations that are popular in 2016 continue reading our next blog installment.
Aspen Construction is an innovative building leader specializing in home additions, new construction, bathroom and kitchen remodeling.  For all of your home improvement needs including electrical services contact us today at