Remodeling is big business in Canada. A 2016 study revealed that Canadians spent more on home remodeling than they did on building new homes. Those figures were up approximately three percent from the previous year. Although there are some important reasons why this is happening (people are interested in staying in their homes longer, homeowners don’t want to wait to enjoy elements of their dream homes), it’s also because today’s remodeling trends are so reflective of modern lifestyles. As a leader in Saskatoon residential construction, here are some of this year’s hottest home remodeling trends we’re seeing here at J.A.B.A. Construction.
- More money in homeowners’ pockets means more home renovations. The economic ups and downs of the past decade caused many Canadians to postpone home repairs or upgrades. Once things stabilized, they began to take care of those jobs, big and small. A residential construction company like J.A.B.A. Construction can take care of it all.
- Remodeling projects are becoming more focused on intergenerational living. Kids graduate from college and move back home. Aging parents can’t (or don’t want to) live alone. That means two or more generations are living under one roof. Popular renovations include building in-law suites or finishing out garage apartments with their own kitchens and bathrooms.
- Luxury upgrades continue to be popular. Natural materials like granite and quartz add a high-end feel to kitchen countertops. Subway tile and luxury vinyl tile are simple (and practical) ways to make a big visual splash.
- Technology continues to drive innovation. Upgrading your home isn’t just about the materials and the decor. It’s also about technology that can make your life easier. Home automation is huge for homeowners right now, as is wiring to support home theaters and home security systems.
Interested in learning more about these hot remodeling trends for 2017? Request a quote today from J.A.B.A. Construction. We’ve worked with many clients on all types of Saskatoon residential construction projects. Trust us to help you upgrade your home with the features you’ve been dreaming of!