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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.

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Explore Our Delightful Modern Makeover

Last Summer, we had the privilege of creating a more open space for our client’s home in Petoskey, MI. The homeowners came to us wanting to open up their downstairs space by connecting the living room, kitchen and dining room into a more open concept. They also longed for greater functionality in the kitchen and an updated look throughout. In addition, our clients wanted to update the look of their exterior with a new refresh of crisp white siding.

Together, we helped them decide on a design that met all of their needs, and we’re happy they feel the same way based on their recently posted review: “We were carefully guided, and assisted in making decisions that added beauty and value to our home in ways we had not considered. Each part of our building project was well documented, and updated daily through the Buildertrend app, which we found very helpful.” Explore here how we helped them achieve these goals as we provide a detailed tour of this remodel.

Feel Connected in This Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

We began with new flooring to create an open, expansive, and inviting kitchen. Rich luxury vinyl plank in a gorgeous warm Wellington Oak shade provides a luxurious background for the new kitchen. To create a connected feel, we used this same 100% waterproof, commercial-grade flooring throughout the downstairs.

WoodHarbor Cabinets in the modern Madison door style line the outer perimeter of the kitchen in crisp white, which complements perfectly with the Hale Navy colored cabinets of the island. The kitchen’s look is finished with Cambria Quartz countertops in the Annicca finish which perfectly recreates the rich look of marble while offering greater durability.

A Cozy Living Room Perfect for Curling Up Together 

Since this home originally featured a drop-down living room, our first task was to raise it to floor level to feel consistent with the rest of the downstairs rooms. From there, we added touches that inspire gathering, such as a cozy shiplap wall and an electric fireplace. We also made sure to open the space so those in the dining room and kitchen could still feel a part of the activities in this beautiful entertaining space.

A Downstairs Laundry Room Meets Guestbath

To give our clients added convenience and maximize their space, we successfully combined a guest bath with a downstairs laundry room. There was even space to fit overhead Kraftmaid cabinetry in a decorative Lyndale shaker style finished in the elegant gray Serenity Suede tone.

The homeowners couldn’t be happier with the finished design, look, and construction. They commented that they would recommend McBride “without reservation.” That means so much to our dedicated team, who worked hard to bring their vision to life. The homeowners added this to their online review: “The coordination with other trades was first class and managed well. Pride in craftsmanship is something that is rare to find in today’s world, these are folks who truly take pride in what they do and it shows. Home is always home, but the team of McBride Remodeling brought everything together to make our tired old house a real home again. We can’t thank them enough.” You are quite welcome! It was truly our pleasure!

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McBride Featured as a Customer Satisfaction Leader

Dave McBride, owner of McBride Construction, Inc. has been recognized as a national leader in the remodeling industry for customer service satisfaction in the July 2018 edition of Qualified Remodeler magazine. Read the article: click here to download a PDF of the magazine or flip through it online.

The 4th annual Qualified Remodeler/GuildQuality customer satisfaction report ranks the factors that matter most in creating satisfied customers and highlights the best practices and techniques deployed by 60 of GuildQuality’s highest-scoring remodelers nationwide.

Dave McBride’s photograph, in addition to other nationally recognized remodelers’, is featured on the front cover. 

The McBride Construction, Inc. mission statement is “to provide superior quality construction and remodeling services, while doing what it takes to make the process as smooth and enjoyable as possible for the client.” We are honored for Dave to be recognized by Qualified Remodeler and GuildQuality as a representative of McBride’s accomplishment and continued desire to best serve our clients. Learn more about what makes McBride different. You can find our customer testimonials surveyed by GuildQuality here.

Do you have a project completed by McBride that you love? Tell us about it in a review on Facebook or Houzz!

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Why McBride’s Designations Matter to Your Remodeling Project #1

In the “Our Team” section of the website my name is listed and then followed by a series of initials:  CGR, CGB, CGP, CAPS.  Listed out like that, they may look impressive; but they may not seem to have a whole lot of meaning nor much bearing on the kind of work we are able to do for you. In a series of blog articles, I’ll explain the meaning of each abbreviation and describe why I invested the time and money into earning the right to use these initials—for the sake of the jobs we undertake for you.

These initials are actually “designations” awarded by the University of Housing, which is the educational branch of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The NAHB has approximately 50,000 Builder Members across the country, of which McBride Construction is one. One of the primary purposes of the NAHB is to improve the professionalism of its members in order to provide better quality housing stock throughout the country.  For that purpose, they have developed educational curricula concentrating on the kinds of projects that builders and remodelers throughout the country undertake. They have also selected experts from around the country to teach the classes required by any particular curriculum. When a student meets the requirements of the designation by taking classes, exhibiting experience, and passing examinations, they graduate and are entitled to use that designation after their name—for a period of 3 years. To keep the designation beyond that, they keep taking Continuing Education classes. What this means is that the builders and remodelers who hold these designations stay on the top of their game.

If you are considering a building or remodeling project, consider your options:

  1. You could choose a contractor who does not invest in ongoing education. They do the work to the best of their knowledge, but it may not be using the latest best practices of the industry. They are as good as what they have been able to learn through experience.
  2. Or you could choose a contractor who is committed to investing in continuing education. This contractor has a network of associates who are the best in the country and is able to gain from their experience. This contractor dialogs with others who also strive to build businesses that provide a great customer experience.  They learn about new and upcoming laws and regulations, so that they can complete jobs without unnecessary interruptions and unexpected costs. This contractor stays on top of new products and trends, so that they can educate their clients about possibilities which they hadn’t even yet envisioned.

This contractor has invested time and money into building themselves and their company to be able to offer unequaled service and the most satisfactory of results. As a result of this investment, they have a network of people from around the country who can advise them when they meet challenging situations. They are committed to their clients’ for the long haul.  After investing so much into their professionalism and business, they can’t leave it all behind easily.

Because of my commitment to providing excellence to my customers, I’ve chosen to continually train myself and my crew on the latest best practices in the industry. I’ve joined and been active in the association. I’ve traveled to where the courses were offered. I’ve networked with the best minds in the industry. I’ve learned so much—and I’m still learning. I’ve passed the tests and earned the designations. And over the years, as I was investing in my education and in my company, we’ve remained here as solid as a rock for over 30 years.

Stay tuned for explanations of each designation and how those designations can mean better results for your project.