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You ‘deserve’ this! – The remodeling shift from ‘Needs’ to ‘Wants’

Tis the season to start thinking about YOUR remodeling needs. Whether it is the holidays (and all the company that you will be entertaining) or another type of event that has caused you to realize that your current space just isn’t adequate for your lifestyle, we always receive an increase in remodeling inquiries this time of year from people who are ready to make a change!

However, one thing that we’ve noticed of late is that more and more people are calling us to discuss their ‘wants’ vs. their ‘needs’ in home remodeling.  Let me give you a few examples. A few years ago we saw a trend in people wanting to remodel their kitchens to accommodate growing families, or empty nesters who wanted to convert unused bedrooms into office space or media rooms. The remodeling jobs they were asking about were to fill a specific ‘need’ they had at the time.

While we still see plenty of this today, we have noticed an increase in calls from people who are focusing more on their ‘wants’ instead of needs. For example, we are getting many home addition requests for Movie rooms, Tech centers, and entertaining areas. People are also interested in expanding outside areas to make way for large outdoor entertaining spaces. More and more people are indulging and creating ‘dream homes’ and ‘dream spaces’ that they can enjoy!

The trend in ‘at home’ entertaining plays a large part in this movement. Celebrating and enjoying time with family and friends is a top motivation for many of these remodeling projects. Expansive kitchens with multiple areas for people to gather together, large living spaces offering all the latest in technology, and breath-taking outdoor living areas that could rival even the trendiest outdoor restaurant or bar venue in South Beach are becoming more and more popular.

People WANT to live in a home they can enjoy!  They WANT to indulge and create the perfect living space. They WANT to have luxury, convenience, and comfort all in one. Remodeling allows them the opportunity to create their masterpiece.

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