Home Remodeling Trends 2016All remodeling trends have their time in the spotlight. They come and go, and are in a state of constant evolution. When you are renovating your home, it’s important to keep trends in mind (though they shouldn’t be the deciding factor). Making smart renovations to your home, influenced by careful research, can help to increase your home’s resale value. In this post, we will discuss the top CT home remodeling trends for 2016.

Green Roofs

While green roofs have been used in the UK for a few years now, they are only recently gaining popularity in the US. Composed of a waterproofing, thermal insulation, vegetation and many other layers, green roofs absorb water from storms instead of it draining onto the ground. The roof and house temperature is then lowered as the water is evaporated from the roof. Try the green roof calculator to see how much energy you would save!

Asphalt Shingles Will Remain Popular Roofing Choice

I’m sure this headline initially looked confusing, considering that asphalt shingles have been the go-to option for many homeowners over the years. However, the popularity of asphalt shingles will continue to grow, especially now that there are more durable and energy efficient options. For example, laminated asphalt shingles have the ability to improve upon the lifespan typically expected with regular asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles can also be combined with “cooling granules” to make them more energy efficient – which means their popularity will grow in line with similar green roofing options.

Three Season Sunrooms

For many homeowners, a sunroom is a top dream space. The three season sunroom is the basic sunroom. The room is generally usable for all seasons except winter, which is why it is named and marketed as a "three season" option. As opposed to a four-season sunroom, the three season is NOT connected to the home’s heating and air conditioning system. The benefit of this is lower costs for construction, like no insulation, cheaper uninsulated windows, and an overall more basic approach to framing. Some manufacturers actually sell do-it-yourself kits for three season sunrooms. Even for those homeowners who don’t have the luxury or resources to add a sunroom, there are ways to carve out a special corner in your home.

Ease Of Storage

During a kitchen-remodeling project, ease of storage is one of the top goals. Sure, deep drawers have been replacing lower kitchen cabinets for years now; however, they’re only getting better and more affordable. Speak to a remodeling contractor about drawer dividers and inserts, which let you organize any shape or size of dish, pan or utensil under the sun. There are even clever options for deep corner drawers, and drawers under range tops and kitchen sinks.

Bigger Showers

We perform a lot of bathroom remodeling projects throughout the year, and one of the most request changes is to remove the tub and replace it with a walk in shower. It’s hard to blame homeowners for enjoying this luxury, longing for a shower that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also has the ability to revitalize your body after a long week. This trend has been going on for a few years now and is especially desirable amongst our baby boomer clientele.

Fiderio & Sons | CT Home Remodeling Contractors

The advice provided is only meant to serve as a general guideline. Discuss specific needs with your CT home remodeling contractor because the best solution varies with each home. Our experts at Fiderio & Sons are offering a free consultation.