Current Lifestyle Trends & How They’re Influencing Home Remodeling
by Designer Olivia Kern, IIDA Associate, LEED-GA, MASM
Amazon’s “Same-Day Delivery”, UberEATS, the internet in your pocket, etc. it seems like everyone wants everything to be easy and quick. The remodeling industry is feeling this pressure as well—clients want a quick turnaround project that involves as little stress as possible while providing quality results. Although The Cleary Company Remodel Design Build Columbus OH does not offer “Same-Day Delivery” of home additions and remodels, we do aim to provide a fun, efficient, collaborative, and enjoyable remodeling experience. Our Team is also aware of other lifestyle trends influencing our clients' wants and needs for their homes.
Technology & Gadgets
Incorporating technology into your home design can be as simple as adding USB outlets to a kitchen or home office or as detailed as wiring for a "smart home". The home tech market is seeing a huge surge of products available that can be monitored and controlled via app on your smartphone. A go-to product for our clients is the Adorne Collection by Legrand. Their undercabinet lighting and tech system eliminates outlets and cords from your kitchen backsplash.
Many families are looking to downsize their homes to lessen maintenance and increase opportunities for life experiences. No matter the size of their homes, most clients are looking for, not only more storage, but hidden and accessible storage. Our Team works collaboratively with our clients to create a plan and scope of work that maximizes the useful space in their homes. We look to incorporate unique storage opportunities, such as toe kick storage and fully accessible blind corner storage. Upper cabinets that extend to the ceiling also help to offer additional storage while benefit the overall design by making the space feel larger.
Blending Outdoor & Indoor Living Spaces
Homeowners desire to increase the use of their outdoor spaces by combining them with their indoor spaces. When we assess our clients’ core wants and needs for utilizing their outdoor spaces, NanaWall is a terrific product. The folding window walls allow the expansion of an interior room to flow out to an exterior space seamlessly. Four season rooms are also a very popular option whether as an addition or a transformation of an existing deck or porch. Creating new multi-use spaces allow individuals and families to experience the outdoors while entertaining or just relaxing.
Aging in Place – Living in Place
We cannot discuss lifestyle changes and their impact on design without considering the aging population. With the age of our average population increasing and with an unpredictable housing market, the desire to age and live in place becomes increasingly appealing. Many universal design-related features have become standard in many of our designs. Giving all elements of a project careful consideration to ensure it is functional for all ages is critical. Details like style of cabinet hardware, heights of outlets, task lighting and appropriate flooring choices are all evaluated for their ease of use and maintenance.
Our Team works to create spaces that provide optimal function combined with style and personality for each client’s home. Our design build process incorporates the design, planning and costs of the project upfront prior to signing a build contract. We coordinate project details with our trades and suppliers to ensure that each project goes as quickly and smoothly as possible.
Are you looking to update your home? Is there a lifestyle trend that could bring more function to your family’s routine? All of these design ideas only scratch the surface for what The Cleary Company Remodel Design Build Columbus OH is able to do to help adapt your home to suit your personal lifestyle.
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