Remodeling Trends For 2019
Remodeling is a hot topic in San Diego as more and more people are updating their homes to improve the look, feel and function of their living space. Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel shares the trends in remodeling for 2019.
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Sean: Remodeling is a hot topic in San Diego. As more and more people are updating their homes to improve the look, feel and function of their living space. Here to discuss current trends in remodeling is president of Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel, and Resident Expert here at Approved Home Pros, Gregg Cantor. Gregg, great to have you.
Gregg: Thank you.
Sean: So, let’s talk about the trends in remodeling right now for 2019. Let’s start with outdoors. What are some of the trends outside?
Gregg: Well, big time hardwood cladding on buildings, like on soffits and wall faces.
Sean: So hardwood walls?
Gregg: Ipe Mangaris which is a Brazilian walnut, which is probably the hardest wood on the planet. It’s fire resistant. It’s acceptable in the fire zones in San Diego.
Sean: And looks beautiful
Gregg: It does. It looks great, it holds up well and it’s easy to maintain.
Sean: What about windows?
Gregg: The narrow frame? Aluminum most of the time, but now Milgard just came out with a slimline window that accomplishes the same thing and it has higher energy ratings.
Sean: What color are people choosing for windows?
Gregg: Black almost every time.
Sean: Black frames, okay. Let’s move into the home. What are some of the trends people, you’re seeing indoors with remodeling?
Gregg: Well, still white is very popular. Grays. Appliances with black stainless steel that’s kind of taken the place of regular stainless steel. Even some color. Light greens and blues.
Sean: And open floor plan, of course, is what people-
Sean: are wanting that. Let’s move in to the flooring options. Because I know you brought in this particular sample today. I’m familiar with it. It’s luxury vinyl tile.
Sean: People choosing this a lot?
Gregg: Very much so. Now people understand that vinyl is not cheap. This looks like wood. Every bit as good as engineered wood or hardwood, but it has way more durability and there’s no maintenance.
Sean: In terms of cost, is this something somebody can choose if they’re looking to remodel and want to find a place to save. Is this where they can save over hardwood?
Gregg: Absolutely. I mean, this is about $6-$8 a square foot installed, verses probably $14-$16 dollars a square foot for wood.
Sean: Great place to save a little money. And it still got the great appearance. Thank you Gregg so much. If you’re wanting to remodel and looking at how you can fall back in love with your home, call Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel today. They’ll help you. There’s really no sales involved in the process. They’ll just talk to you about what your needs are. Call them on 619-500-9485 or find them on ApprovedHomesPros.com.