From Margaret on January 13th, 2011 in General Remodel
We’ve featured many successful remodels where the homeowner works with the architect to create a highly specialized space. And these are no flukes. Homeowners have moved beyond standard remodeling jobs and are getting majorly involved in the process.
Believe it or not, a customer poll from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry reveals that almost half of homeowners consider “good design and outcome,” (rather than resale value!) the largest determinant of satisfaction on a home project.
“Today’s homeowners are smarter and more strategic when it comes to remodeling their homes,” says NARI National President-Elect Michael Hydeck . “They want their design to cater perfectly to their lifestyles and how they intend to use the space.”
In this sense, good design means customization in a home. This not only includes renovations that more specifically address dwellers’ needs, it also means making best use of each room.
And remodelers and architects are often asking a survey of questions involving your ideal space and how you go about your day within the home. Undoubtedly, the recent economy has helped create such a personalized process—people are more careful with their money from start to finish.
And we aren’t exactly bemoaning this trend. Homeowners have a chance here to make the best use of their materials, and to create the most intimate space possible. It’s certainly a win-win.
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