Americans spent nearly $420 million on home improvements in 2020 — and that trend shows no signs of abating.
However, some recent decorating trends, like dark paint and terrazzo, are already on their way out. So, before you invest, consider how long your changes will last before looking dated.
You want to invest in improvements you’ll love tomorrow too. So, here are five home remodeling ideas that will stand the test of time.
1. Add Storage Space
Every home can use a little more storage. Kitchens, baths, mudrooms, family rooms—any room in your home will benefit from additional storage.
A small kitchen remodel, like adding open shelving to an empty wall, can pay huge dividends. Other kitchen remodel ideas that add storage include updating cabinets with custom inserts or adding a pantry.
Bathrooms always need ample storage. Large and small bathroom remodel ideas that add storage options will never be unfashionable. Updating a vanity, adding towel hooks, or new shelves offer handy storage solutions.
2. Simple System Upgrades
Remodeling ideas that make your home more functional or comfortable will not go out of style. Whether you need better lighting, climate control, or energy efficiency, simple upgrades can achieve your goals.
Is your home too dark? A few well-placed light fixtures and dimmer switches can fix that. Switching to dimmable LEDs will also save you money.
Replace drafty windows with energy-efficient models. Upgrading saves money and lets in more light.
Looking for master bathroom remodel ideas that won’t be out of style tomorrow? Consider a few plumbing upgrades. Switching to a tankless water heater means you’ll never run out of hot water.
Some shower remodel ideas include upgrading your tile or showerhead. Consider swapping your old shower doors for a seamless glass enclosure.
3. Neutral Colors Are Timeless
Nothing refreshes your space like new paint! But choose wisely. Colors have a big impact on mood and bold color trends can quickly look dated.
Choosing neutral colors for walls and floors accomplishes a couple of things. First, colors like white, gray, and beige are calming. They create a clean, relaxing vibe.
Second, neutral colors create a simple palette upon which you can build your look. Are bold reds and oranges in this year? Express that with art, curtains, pillows, and other items easily changed when trends change.
4. Make Your Space Healthier
Since we spend over half our lives inside our homes, they need to be comfortable and healthy. There’s a lot you can do to improve the health of your home.
Some healthy remodeling ideas include adding water and air purification systems or installing central vacuuming. Improve ventilation with a whole-house (attic) fan.
Remodeling can be messy. The dust, debris, and paint fumes can be unhealthy. Consider using less-toxic finishes (like zero VOC paint and CARB-compliant flooring).
5. Finish the Basement
Finishing your basement adds usable living space to your home. Basement remodeling ideas like adding recreational space, a home office, additional bedrooms, and bathrooms increase your home’s value too.
Building codes can affect how you can use basement living space. And, basement remodels are not do-it-yourself projects.
Remodeling professionals can check for issues before they become a problem. They can assess your electrical, plumbing, and heating/cooling needs for the new space too.
Get Started on Your Remodeling Ideas
Whether your remodeling ideas involve major changes or simple updates, refreshing your home is exciting. It can also be stressful. Fortunately, you don’t have to do it alone.
Fischer Restoration is here to help. We’ve been serving homeowners in Greater Seattle for more than 40 years. Whether you need disaster repairs or just want an update, our remodeling service can handle any job—big or small.
Contact us and get your (trend-proof) remodeling project started today!