The Professional Choice

A companion overview to the popular "Ask Mr. Handyman" radio program airing on Christian Talk Radio, KCRO 660AM Saturdays @ 9:30AM.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Remodeling Rather than Moving

The housing market is improving on the national level but more people in the Omaha area are upgrading what they have rather than sticking their neck out for a larger mortgage.

Omaha is listed at number 26 in 'Remodeling Magazine's' top 100 hottest remodeling markets for 2012. (A fall of 2 places over 2011). The bathroom is still the most requested room in the home people want to upgrade. Here is the trend Mr. Handyman is seeing in remodeling requests.

Custom tile tub and shower surrounds, floors and wainscoting

New cabinets, vanity & granite tops with undermount sink

New kitchen lighting with dimmers (pendants, recessed, accent, under cabinet)

Heated flooring in bathrooms

Vessel sinks

Upgrading the front porch area, new railings, posts for a new curb appeal

Wood or laminate flooring

Adding more space to the deck, covering it and screening it in

With the lower selling prices of homes still on our minds it makes sense to keep what you have and make it what you want.