Renovation projects are one of the most popular methods to increase home values and breathe new life into old structures. The focal point of remodels trends over time, with certain types of projects gaining in popularity in 2016. Major kitchen, bathroom and backyard patio or deck projects are among the top remodels selected by homeowners, so far in 2016.

 

Kitchen

 

Homeowners are upgrading their kitchens, adding or improving their cabinets, countertops, appliances, cooktops, ranges and vents. They're also enhancing their sinks, water filtration systems, lighting and flooring, resulting in completely redesigned and energy efficient places to cook and spend time with friends and family. Kitchens have a significant impact on the overall utility and aesthetic of homes, which is why homeowners are investing money in all of the latest designs and creature comforts.

 

Bathroom

 

High-end sinks, bathroom cabinets, tile flooring, shower fixtures and tubs are just some of what homeowners are looking for in their newly remodeled bathrooms. In particular, vanity features are among what homeowners are adding to otherwise plain and mundane bathrooms. For example, ceramic tile and large, efficient shower heads are some of the improvements being made to showers, making it a more enjoyable and aesthetically pleasing experience to get up in the morning and get the day going.  The scope and cost of these types of remodels can vary drastically, which is why many homeowners stick to mid-range cost projects to try and maximize their return on investment.

 

Backyard Patio or Deck

 

Entertaining and socializing are as important now as ever, which is why homeowners are choosing to remodel their patios and decks or add new ones. These areas are ideal for families to spend quality time and barbeque, or for birthday parties and similar events. Enhancing deck flooring or adding a built in barbeque stand are popular focal points for upgraded backyard spaces. Customizing these areas will make your home stand out and give potential homebuyers exactly what they’re looking for.

 

Remodeling is a process that can come with surprises and challenges, but the net result can enhance the resale value and overall aesthetic of your home. Trends in the home renovation market are constantly changing, making it important to know what prospective buyers are looking for, before you invest in a project.