When it comes to remodeling a home, one of the biggest motivators for homeowners to do it is to increase the value of their home for resale value. The key for getting a good return on your investment is to understand popular trends and values and taking cues from custom home models and designs. Here are three super popular remodels that will increase the value of your home and attract buyers.
1. A kitchen remodel.
Most people agree that the kitchen is the heart of a home. Since it’s a room that’s used pretty much everyday and where food preparation takes place, kitchen remodels are really popular. Opt for new cabinetry, the addition of an island, or — most importantly — replacing outdated appliances. Luxury house designs typically have an open floor plan, so maximizing space or making the most of a smaller one is very important.
2. Anything energy efficient.
Green updates are also really popular these days, partly due to the fact that they often save homeowners on utility costs, but partly because more Americans are concerned about the environment. Energy efficient updates are also really popular when it comes to remodeling projects. Outfitting your home with a geothermal system (which is about 25% to 50% more energy efficient than its traditional counterpart) is a good place to start, but the addition of solar panels and efficient appliances are popular options as well.
3. A smart home system.
More and more smart home systems are being integrated into custom home models and luxury custom homes. Smart home systems generally connect all of the technology in a home to a mobile device like a cell phone, which can be controlled using an app. Custom home builders can help you do things like install video cameras for security and integrate your thermostat into the system.
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