Construction & Design Trends

The custom features homeowners want

Before you decide to build your custom home, find out which features can help and which can hurt your chances of selling in the future.

What most people look for in a contractor

As a contractor, it can be valuable to consider exactly what clients are looking for when hiring you to complete a home renovation project.

3 top home renovation trends for 2019

Depending on how in-depth of a home renovation you're up for (or that you have the budget to handle), there are plenty of things you can do to spruce up your living space.

7 things older homeowners look for in a renovation

In recent years, a number of factors have come together to create an environment in which aging in place has become extremely common among seniors.

4 popular patio features

With summer in full swing, many homeowners may want to build or redo a patio space to enjoy the longer daylight hours and warm weather with friends and family.

7 popular concepts when finishing a basement

The great news for any homeowner who's looking to finish their basement is that it often represents a blank slate.

Remodeling homes for aging owners

One of the most reliable types of remodeling at any time of year is for the growing percentage of older homeowners who don't want to downsize.

What goes into a green kitchen remodel?

Kitchens are almost always the most popular room for homeowners to remodel, and these days one of the biggest focuses of such an effort is making the room more efficient.

What people want in a bathroom renovation

Time and again, surveys and anecdotal evidence show that the bathroom is actually one of the most popular rooms in the house for a renovation effort.

More homeowners look to remodel

With the economy booming and property values rising, homeowners across the country find themselves at an interesting crossroads.

Identifying renovation trends for spring 2019

Many contractors may be ramping up their efforts for spring, or have already gotten some of them underway.

Advising clients on building an addition

Contractors must work closely with a homeowner to make sure all involved understand the budget for an addition and what's feasible within that framework.

4 tips for a green remodel

Many contractors are now meeting with homeowners about spring and summer renovation jobs, and one trend that is likely coming up a lot in those discussions is a focus on "going green."

What design trends will homeowners want in 2019?

Home renovation becomes quite popular among owners when the economy booms and property values rise for a few years in a row.

Smart home features to install in a renovation

One of the big continuing design trends expected for contractors in 2019 is that homeowners will increasingly prefer their renovations to include simple and effective ways to make better use of smart home technology.

2019 renovation trends for every room of the house

With the end of the year almost here, it's probably not feasible for contractors to take on any more jobs before 2018 comes to a close.

More Americans seeing great value in home renovations

In recent years, more Americans have decided to stay in their homes for longer periods of time than they might have in the past....

Adding space with a renovation

One of the biggest reasons homeowners may want to renovate their properties at this time of year is to add a little more space before the holiday season arrives in earnest....

What to think about with a green kitchen renovation

One of the biggest design and renovation trends in the past several years has been the fact that people simply seem to want more sustainability in their homes, in a number of ways....

Remind homeowners of special considerations with attic remodels

One type of remodeling project that contractors may find is gaining more traction with homeowners is finishing an attic....

Getting a basement remodel just right

One of the more popular remodeling requests contractors encounter at this time of year is from homeowners who want to have a finished basement....

Advising clients on fall remodels

With September nearly here, summer business is now winding down for many contractors across the U.S., even as warmer weather could still linger for another month or two....

Helping clients boost ROI with green remodels

These days, contractors across the country are likely taking on more jobs in which homeowners ask not only for quick turnarounds on renovations, but also want to prioritize "green" projects....

Advising your clients on which kitchen investments will net the most value

Here are some project ideas to help your client get the most from his or her kitchen investment....

How to go green with insulation

Choosing the right insulation material can greatly impact a home's carbon footprint....
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