New construction is making a comeback in the real estate market. With the changing climate of the economy we can continue to expect growth in new construction in 2017 but at a slower pace than we have seen in previous years. There are some big trends that are building momentum in the new construction industry. When you are looking to renovate a home, buy a new construction home or looking to update your own home consider the trends mentioned in this installment on home improvement trends.
Solar roofing has recently moved from an extravagant niche market in technology to an affordable reality in home improvements. There are many reasons for this including improved efficiency and support from local and state governments, eco conscience consumers and power companies. With the support options become wide open to the solar roofing community. From leasing options to tax breaks for consumers support equals industry growth.
Technology and automation is not just growing it is taking over in the new construction industry. One of the highest growing industries is smart thermostats. It is becoming a trend to be able to control your home from your phone from wherever you are from the heat to the lighting and beyond. Sensors are being installed that allow cameras and speakers to be controlled via Wi-Fi. The home renovation and new construction industries are making technology a standard for the future and beyond.
It is amazing on how far energy efficiency goes. There are a number of upgrades that are coming to your homes windows. Glass films and coatings are being installed that allow better insulation from both the heat of the summer and cold of the winter. Glazing is a new technology that is being experimented with. Glazing is a technology that would frost or glaze windows over at the flick of a switch.
From the installation of bran doors to creating shelving out of old pipes the concept of bringing rustic features into new construction and home renovations is trending in 2017. Sliding barn doors are mounted on a frame above the frame that allows for a smaller threshold for interior doors. Rustic features are used as room dividers, closets and more. Rustic features are becoming the solution to many home renovation and new construction needs.
Car Charging Stations:
Technology it is everywhere when it comes to new home construction and home renovations. Garages are being built around charging stations that allow a car to charge at the flick of a switch. Charging stations can cost upwards of three thousand dollars to install. With a focus on green homes it is important to note that this is a feature that will only continue to grow in popularity.