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3 Things Whole Home Remodeling Contractors Are Predicting in 2023

Whole home remodeling contractors have some predictions for 2023. Last year, remodeling home contractors predicted that kitchen remodeling projects were going to be a huge focus for homeowners. According to Kitchen Infinity, the predictions were right on target. Kitchen remodeling was on the upswing, and by March of 2022, had already seen an increase of 23% over the year before. Here are this year’s predictions.

1. Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

Whole home remodeling contractors are predicting that energy-efficient remodeling will be a focus for 2023. Homeowners will choose remodeling projects that help them to reign in their energy costs. At the same time, it is predicted that homeowners will focus on using sustainable materials in their home improvement projects.

Expect to see a push for bamboo flooring and other sustainable materials as well as upcycling of materials and goods in the coming year. Homeowners are becoming more conscious of the impact that home improvement has on the environment.

2. Complete Redesigns Will Be Big

In the coming year, more homeowners will consider restructuring the design of their homes to make them more livable for their lifestyle. More homeowners this year will decide not to upgrade their lifestyle by moving. Instead, they will tap into the possibilities in their own home.

According to whole home remodeling contractors, homeowners will put more effort into the design of their home including re-designing living areas to create open floor plans. People will move less this coming year and remodel more.

3. Remodeling for Future Needs

As the population ages, we will see more homeowners remodeling to prepare for future needs. Whether those needs are creating more space for aging parents or remodeling the space to ensure aging in place is easier. There will be a big remodeling trend that prepares homes for future needs.

Whole home remodeling contractors are immersed in the remodeling market and have their finger on the pulse of how home remodeling trends fluctuate. This year’s predictions are probably right on the nose as they have been in the past years.

Remodeling contractors can transform any space. If you have a home remodeling project in mind, connect with a trusted whole home remodeling contractor today, like us at McBride Remodeling in Northern Michigan, to get your project started.


The Addition Features We’re Adding to this Charlevoix Addition that Everyone Should Consider

Here at McBride Remodeling, we’re in the process of providing this Charlevoix family with the space and style they need to live their best life. While the project continues to progress, we’re excited to highlight the specific aspects of this project that other homeowners should consider when planning out their own remodel or addition. A little inspiration can go a long way to giving you the new home you’ll love for years to come. 

Let’s start with a little background on this Charlevoix addition project. Feeling like the existing space didn’t meet their needs, they wanted to take the opportunity while remodeling to expand and add more space to accommodate their family and guests. We’re providing a complete remodel of the home’s first floor, which includes the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and laundry room. 

To give the family the added space they need, we’re building a new second floor which will include three new bedrooms, an exercise room, family room, wet bar and laundry room. We’re also adding a second floor screened-in porch for enjoying their picturesque views of the lake. 

Here are four features of this remodel we believe every client should consider as part of their full home remodel:

Expanded Laundry Room 

It’s probably not the first feature you think of when considering a home remodel. However, a new, more functional laundry room can make this daily chore more efficient, giving you more free time to enjoy life. Today, homeowners are adding laundry rooms in a space that’s most convenient for them, such as close to closets and bedrooms. Make this space feel welcoming and elevated with built-in cabinetry and countertops that give you a place to store, sort and fold. Finally, a steamer closet will take those wrinkles away without stealing your time.  

Added Garage Space

Who couldn’t use a few extra square feet of storage space? It’s always a good idea to add a bit of surplus space for unexpected items you may want to store in the future. Having open space also allows you to better organize and make the room feel clean, open and airy. We go to great lengths to make even garage spaces feel finished and inviting.

Specialty Space

Our Charlevoix clients wanted to add an exercise room to allow them to keep up with their workouts without having to make a special trip to the gym. What special space would you want to add if you had the room to do it? From wine cellars to craft workshops, there are ample options and we’re happy to explore them and customize a space that suits your needs.  

Screened Porch

With a gorgeous view of the water, we knew our clients would want to add in a porch space for enjoying the breathtaking views and entertaining. With the addition of a screened in porch, they’ll be able to further maximize the use of this space. Think breakfast without the bugs and dinner parties with no buzzing pests. It’s the best of both worlds!

We’ll be excited to share more progress from this whole home remodel and addition in the coming months. If you have an idea for how you’d like your Northern Michigan home to look, reach out and we’d be happy to explore your options with you.