2017 is going to be about making the most of your current home. Housing inventory is limited in the Bethesda area and during 2016 the market has become extremely seller friendly. That means many of your neighbors will choose to invest in their own homes rather than move. If you or someone you know is in the market for an upgrade they many want to consider these hot remodeling trends for 2017.
It’s seem that on every street you turn down in Montgomery County someone is putting a dormer on their second story to add more bedrooms or a bathroom. This is the simplest and therefore most economical way to add more space to your home. It doesn’t require a new foundation and it should only need half a roof! We expect to see even more dormer renovations next year.
That’s right if your neighbors not going up they are digging down. If you have maxed out the above ground space on your lot this may be the only way to add space to your existing home. At Merrick, we have been getting a lot of interest in basement renovations and we expect them to explode on the market next year. Underpinning or water proofing a basement is no easy task. So if you choose to undertake a basement renovation make sure you vet your contractor carefully. For what to ask and look out for see our earlier blog post, “Saved by the professionals”
Kitchen Bump Out
It will still be true in 2017, that the kitchen is the heart of the home. So for many who choose to stay in their existing home the kitchen will be their top priority. In the classic ranch style homes that make up much of Montgomery County not much space was allotted for the kitchen. So bumping into the back yard for a kitchen addition has always been a popular remodeling project and we expect its popularity to grown in 2017!
If you are already dreaming of your 2017 remodel contact us today to start exploring the possibilities.