8 home remodeling trends for 2008

According to Case Handyman and Remodeling Services LLC, the nation’s largest full-service remodeling company, homeowners in 2008 will want to do the following:

  • Transform attics into comfortable bedrooms, play areas and guest suites to gain more livable space.
  • Install skylights and sun tubes to revitalize dark rooms, stairwells and closet spaces with natural light.
  • Bring back the large, pedestal “soaking tub” in the master bath, for rejuvenation and unwinding after a long day.
  • Build a whole, spacious walk-in closet suite, with high-end cabinets, mirrors, lighting, huge dressers and a center island.
  • Use surprisingly realistic faux stone to enhance their home’s curb appeal.
  • Convert space in the home into a comfortable yet highly functional home office, including custom cabinetry for storage, high-end audio/visual connections, task lighting and telecommunications equipment aimed at keeping the homeowner connected at all times.
  • Seek out simple and easy ways to incorporate various aspects of “green living” into their daily lives. From energy-efficient appliances, low-VOC paint that improves air quality, recycled materials for resource conservation and environmentally-friendly cabinetry, the kitchen will serve as the perfect area to introduce green living in the home.
  • Turn basements — formerly the dumping ground for excess and clutter — into home theaters, game rooms and wet bars.

One Reply to “8 home remodeling trends for 2008”

  1. Converting space into usable rooms is the best way to get more acual living space out of the home. With today’s poor housing market everyone needs to make the most of the homes – especially if they can’t sell. Plus; when the market finally moves the house will be worth more with the additional renovations.

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