There are a number of home remodeling trends that we could cover here. But, one of the biggest and most impactful trends that we saw in 2018 was that more and more homeowners are interested in ‘taking the wheel’ when it comes to their remodeling designs. In the past, many homeowners have been more than happy to speak to an interior designer about their style and have a few options put together for them to choose from. Choosing specific materials and colors can be overwhelming and time-consuming, which is why hiring an interior designer has been a popular option for such a long time.
This trend could be part of the rise of home remodeling and house-hunter shows on TV. Homeowners can see more of the inner workings of how a remodeling project works, including how the styles and materials are picked. Fans of home remodeling shows often have their favorite designer or show, who they’ve been following for months or even years! This means that homeowners in general are more likely to have a solid idea of what they want their home to look like and how to make that happen.
Benefits on the Budget
Another perk of homeowners becoming more involved in the design process during home remodeling projects is that they are able to identify exactly what, where, and how their budget is being spent. A good quality contractor will always be transparent and clear about what a homeowner should expect to get out of their budget, including exactly what that budget is going toward. There’s something different about the homeowner making those choices and having to balance their options, though. It allows them to experience some of the challenges that interior designers and contractors run into on a daily basis. In turn, this can help the homeowner take more ownership of the project and be proud of the designs - everything feels a little better when you’ve put a little elbow grease into it.
While homeowners may be interested in playing a larger role in their interior design selections than in the past, this can still be a difficult process. A great home contractor will have developed relationships with some of the best vendors in town. The best vendors will have talented representatives that can help the homeowner pick out the right styles of tile, countertops, cabinets, flooring, etc. to provide just the right style. Even though home remodeling shows give great insight and ideas to homeowners, a good vendor will be able to provide real world guidance, honing in on the exact selections that will stand the test of time.
**Helton Remodeling Services, LLC provides quality remodels and additions in the Austin Metro Area.**
**We partner with award winning interior designers and architectural firms to make your dream project become a reality.**