“We’re seeing a trend toward clients making bigger investments in remodeling parts of the home other than kitchens, baths and traditional additions.” says Tom Coan, owner of Case Design/Remodeling in Birmingham. “Homeowners want more efficiency throughout their house to compensate for their changing family needs.”
Daylight basements and attics are increasingly used for additional living space, according to Coan.Birmingham homeowners are adding family rooms, game/play rooms, home theatres, exercise rooms, spas, hot tubs, and more.Spare bedrooms, in-law suites, and home offices are also expanding into the basement. Attics are becoming offices, libraries or art and music studios, says Coan.
These projects are economically efficient ways for homeowners to gain space because little if any additional square footage is being added to the structure. However structural modifications are often needed to make these spaces work. This can include moving roof lines, taking out or adding walls and adding windows. Coan adds that Case uses a combination of certified architects, designers, production managers, and experienced craftsmen to match a design concept to the client’s vision and build it.
“More and more homeowners are looking to maximize every inch of their home, including basements and attics to adapt to a more open concept type of living,” says Randi Kierce,design coordinator for Case Design/Remodeling Birmingham.
Coan finds that for many homeowners in today’s economy, major lifestyle changes are better addressed with an investment in their existing home rather than relocating.
About Case Design/Remodeling Birmingham
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