Indianapolis Sees a Rise in Remodeling

From Margaret Everton on July 6, 2010 in Indianapolis

While the housing market in Indianapolis still stands on shaky footing, a recent increase in remodeling jobs is giving contractors a much-needed helping hand. Unlike years past, these remodels are far more cost-efficient and geared toward increasing the overall value of the home. indianapolis remodel As homeowners move forward with their remodeling plans, they’re scaling back on unnecessary changes and putting most of their attention and money into updating kitchens and bathrooms—rooms where the return is expected to be the highest. Kitchens, in particular, are being turned into makeshift family rooms, since this is where people spend a good portion of their time. The use of cost-effective materials is also on the rise. Traditional kitchen cabinets, with warm stains like cherry and maple, have replaced more elaborate designs, while granite countertops continue to be the most prevalent. The most popular flooring options are now ceramic tile and hardwood. Convenience is also playing a part in these new remodeling trends, with the addition of pull-out drawers for pots and pans, wine racks, pull-out trash cans and aesthetically pleasing elements like bookshelves. While contractors may not be raking in the big bucks from the over-the-top remodels circa 2001-2005, it probably goes without saying that any business is good business. Photo Credit: Avon Granite

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