2021 Home Remodeling Trends

Tons of people today are spending more time in their homes than previously. We’ve settled into a new lifestyle and people are needing updates to their homes to adjust. People who have different needs now are looking to have different work done on their homes this year. Keep reading to learn about popular trends. 

Upgrade the Outdoors

With many of us putting off summer vacations and other things we normally enjoy, people are turning to recreation at home. You’ve likely spent more time this year walking around your neighborhood and property and have found things you’d like to upgrade. This year, many homeowners are building new decks to help extend their dining and cooking spaces outdoors. A custom-built deck can offer space for grilling and everything else. When working with a contractor to build your deck, you can have it built to fit your exact needs, so you’ll get the most out of it. 

Home Office Build

Tons of folks are working from home today and many have children learning remotely as well. Working from the kitchen table can only go on for so long, so many have decided to dedicate a space to work. Not everyone has a proper space in their home, so many are turning to remodelers to build a home office. If you’ve got multiple people using video, you need to have space to get away, that’s why people are looking for smartly designed offices. 

Kitchen Trends

Kitchens are consistently one of the top spaces that homeowners choose to remodel. Islands are always a feature that people look for, but in 2021, more are looking for split-level islands and islands for dining. Some are even opting for a double island look which can be excellent if you cook a lot and also need to store kitchen equipment. 

For kitchen cabinets, options with minimal hardware have become popular along with a complementing backsplash. 

When it Comes to Bathrooms…

There is never a bad time to remodel your bathroom as it’s one of the best projects to make your life at home more comfortable. In this space, floating cabinets and quartz countertops have become popular. Floating cabinets and vanities add a unique look to a bathroom and can help exhibit a modern aesthetic. Adding quartz to bathrooms only makes sense for how well it performs in the kitchen, consider adding new countertops to your bathroom.

Let Light In

Many people are looking for ways to add more light to their homes. There aren’t many better ways to do so than with new windows. Replacing your windows adds tons more natural light in along with allowing homeowners to enjoy spring and summer breezes. 

If you’re interested in remodeling your home this year with a new deck, kitchen, bathroom, or new windows, our team at Gehman Design Remodeling can help. Contact us today to get started. 

Why Build a Home Office?

Why Build a Home Office?

With the work world steadily heading towards more remote and work-from-home options for employees, many people are considering introducing a fully equipped home office that will allow them to do all the work they need to from the comfort of their own home. If you’re ready to get your work-from-home set up a bit more professional, it might be time for a new home office. Here’s why – and how.

Why a Home Office? 

If you’ve ever tried to have a conference call in your bedroom while pets and family run around, you know how important it is to have a dedicated workspace. In a space away from the regular hubbub of daily home life, you’ll quickly find that you’re more productive and calmer throughout the workday. Having your desk set up as if you are in the office means you don’t need to get up throughout the day in search of the right charging cable or notebook.

But is building a home office as easy as it sounds? Here are a few things to consider when deciding how to build.

Set Your Budget

As with any project, you should have a pretty clear idea of what your budget is before you begin. If you currently have a low budget, you may not be able to have a whole addition built onto your home. Instead, you may have to set up camp in an occupied room. Interior separators like curtains or folding privacy screens can help you divide the room visually and mentally so you can switch from work to play more easily.

Make Use of Remodeling

No one said you have to undertake only one project at a time, so if you’re currently working on a renovation or addition, it might be worth it to have your contractors see where they can provide a workspace. For example, if you’re already having an extra bathroom added on, you might discover that a newly created corner space is the perfect snug room for a home office.

Choose Your Spot

If you’re not already working on a renovation project, or the one you are isn’t suitable for an office, take the time to tour the house and see where your office would best be situated. If you work face-to-face with clients or customers, you may want your office to be closer to the front of the house. That way, no one is walking through your personal living areas of the home when they have a meeting with you. Other things to consider when thinking about the location are the presence of natural light and proximity to common sources of noise, like children’s rooms or entertainment rooms.

Building a home office is an excellent choice for those who have found themselves in a new work-from-home experience. Ready to get set up? Contact Gehman Design Remodeling for your new home addition, and you’ll get the best workmanship and highest quality materials for your dream office.

Custom Home Additions

Reasons to Build a Home Addition

Reasons to Build a Home Addition

Are you considering building a home addition but are unsure if you are making the right decision? A new home addition may be just what you need to enhance your home’s appearance and market value and create the space that you desire. There are several benefits to be had from building a home addition that you may find worthwhile in the long run. Let’s take a more detailed look at a few reasons to build a home addition.

Kitchen Expansion For Increased Functionality

If your kitchen is truly the heart of your home, it’s a highly interactive place that gets a lot of use. Making a kitchen update is a great way to meet the new demands of your kitchen. Maybe you have a small, efficient kitchen, but realize that you have a more casual lifestyle. You are no longer doing family meals and have streamlined your kitchen needs. A newer kitchen with increased functionality, featuring modern appliances, technological updates, and increased efficiency and convenience is valuable. Expand your kitchen to provide the functionality that you need. 

Master Suite For Personal Comfort

Adding a master bedroom suite is a great way to get the comfort and enjoyment that you desire in your space. You can customize your bathroom features so that it’s tailored to meet your specific needs. Whether it’s an antique clawed bathtub, walk-in shower, or a whirlpool jacuzzi tub that you want in your bathroom, your master suite is for you to design to meet your likes and desires.

Establish an Entertainment Space

Depending on your lifestyle, you may want to build a new addition to accommodate entertainment. Make it a priority to create a space for entertaining family and guests. Consider designing your new addition with state of the art media equipment or game equipment. Showcase your special collections if you have one and make the space unique, warm, and inviting. An entertainment space would make a worthwhile addition that both family and friends could enjoy and make memories there. 

Increase Your Home’s Market Value

Building a new home addition is a solid way of increasing the market value in your home. Remodels, whether large or small, can impact the value of your home and turn out to be a good investment for you. Whether it’s a new deck, veranda, guest house, or bathroom that you are adding, you can expect to see it pay off. Anything that can make your home more appealing, whether in square footage, personalized style, or a unique design, will likely result in a desirable ROI for you. 

Expert professionals can build your home addition plan and on a budget. Convey your vision and goal and let those with the skills and experience transform your home and give you the new home addition that you’ve dreamed about. You don’t have to spend a fortune to build your home addition. Call the experts at Gehman Design Remodeling today.

Top Updates to Make Your Kitchen

Top Updates to Make Your Kitchen

The kitchen truly is the heart of the home, so having a kitchen that you love is important! Thinking about updating your kitchen can quickly become overwhelming. Where should you start? What changes will really make a difference? It’s hard to answer those questions yourself, but at Gehman, we’re here to help! Let’s dig into some of the best updates you can make to transform your kitchen. 

Painting or Replacing Cabinets 

Kitchen cabinets are one of the largest items in your kitchen. Outdated cabinets bring the entire kitchen down, no matter how updated the rest of it may be. If you have sturdy kitchen cabinets that just need a facelift, a professional painter can repaint them, and you’ll be shocked at the difference it makes! For cabinets that are damaged or too old to salvage, replacing them with a more modern design is the best option. 

Updated Countertops 

Your countertops should be just as modern and gorgeous as your cabinets. It’s also important to choose countertops that compliment your cabinet color. Quartz countertops are a wonderful choice for a truly breathtaking and eye-catching kitchen design. They’re also stain and scratch-resistant, so you’ll be able to enjoy them for years to come! 

Modern Fixtures

Changing out small fixtures in your kitchen can have a big impact. Your sink faucet, cabinet, drawer handle, and light switch covers are all simple and very affordable changes that can really improve your kitchen’s aesthetic. This is also a great way to bring your own unique style into the space, since the choices for fixtures are basically endless! 

New Flooring 

Changing your flooring is one of the bigger changes you can make, but it’s definitely worth it. Wood look-alike flooring is the best choice for both overall value and durability. Lighter tones are popular and fit well into the other modern upgrades we’ve discussed. 

Added Functionality 

Creating a functional kitchen will not only make your daily routine a whole lot easier, but it will add tons of appeal to future buyers if you decide to sell your home. Functionality can be achieved by changing the layout and adding more storage to the space. 

At Gehman, we’re experts in giving even the drabbest kitchen an impressive transformation. Rather you’re looking to do a total remodel or just a few statement piece changes. We’re here to help bring your vision to life! Contact us today.

Reasons to Remodel Your Kitchen

Reasons to Remodel Your Kitchen

Five Reasons To Remodel Your Kitchen

Increase in Efficiency and Comfort

You can create newer designs or entire structures to make your kitchen a better workspace. You can also add new features or get rid of the outdated ones. Putting up new things will enhance the comfort and ease with which activities are performed while cooking. It will also make cooking tasks easier and more efficient.

Increase in Home Value

A renovation or remodeling of any part of a house affects its other structures. Therefore, switching up the appearance of your kitchen will increase the value of your home. Therefore, consider remodeling the kitchen of any property you intend to put up for sale. Such investments often yield favorable returns.

To Reduce the Risk of Hazards

If cabinets, shelves, or appliances have been in place for too long, you should consider replacing them. Old appliances tend to consume more energy and develop faults. For example, old food processors can bein to disintegrate into meals. It is safer and healthier to have such devices replaced.

To Improve Kitchen Function

You can add special features or remove existing ones to suit your needs. For instance, you may have to reorganize or redecorate to appeal to your children. You can also add special needs’ features such as pathways for wheelchairs in kitchens where there are stairs. 

For a Taste of Modern Décor.

The world is constantly evolving, and so are the people who live in it. You should remodel your kitchen at any time to suit your taste. There are quite a lot of new architectural masterpieces, and trying them out if you can afford to, is good living. 

Conclusion

Remodeling in any part of the house affects the whole house. You should ensure that your cooking space does not look out of place with the rest of your home.

Also, it is better to abstain from changing too many things at once. Transitioning into such changes is best done gradually. All that matters at the end of the day, however, is that you are pleased with your rebranded kitchen. Contact Gehman Remodeling today to start remodeling your kitchen!

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