There is something so fascinating about the home construction trends for 2018. While so many methods and practices are the same, we are seeing some real change too. Here are the top three trends that may interest construction companies regarding home construction projects.
- Garage Remodels
Many homeowners are starting to see their garage as a space they can turn into a living area. Some use it as a guest bedroom when their family or friends come to visit. Others turn it into a game room, TV room, man cave or an arts and crafts spot. In all these instances, the common theme is a lot of work to convert a garage into a space that is similar to the other indoor rooms in the house.
- Driveway and Walkway Installations
Homeowners are tired of having ugly and cracked driveways on their property. They want people to have a good impression of the house when they first drive up. And a shiny, new driveway helps achieve that.
A major trend is the move away from concrete to asphalt. Homeowners are now contacting asphalt paving contractors in Southfield and other areas, because they believe it is the best material for their driveway. And some of these homeowners are also having walkways installed.
- Backyard Oasis
A lot of the focus for homeowners is on maximizing the space they own. And that includes smaller backyards, which were ignored in the past. There was a time when smaller backyards were left as is. Most people did not even go into their backyard unless they wanted to store something or chase off a pest from inside the house!
Now those backyards are being converted into little spaces for the family to relax. Some are turning them into BBQ areas where they can invite friends to grill, have a few drinks and hang out. Others are using greenery to create a boundary that shields space from the neighbors’ view. It helps to create a little green oasis where someone can go to relax when they are feeling tired, stressed or overwhelmed.
It is an exciting time for construction companies and paving contractors that work on residential projects. People have more money to spend on remodels or home additions. And most importantly, they are confident enough in the value of their home to go ahead with these projects. They are not scared of losing the home value in a few years, which is why they are committing a lot of money to remodeling the interior and exterior of their homes.
The above are three of the trends we have noticed in home remodeling projects this year. It would be wise for construction and asphalt paving companies in Southfield to be aware of these trends, so they can market their services to homeowners accordingly.