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The Most Lucrative Home Improvement Ventures and Why 2021 is the Year for Home Remodeling 

Posted by on Jun 8, 2021 in Kitchen Remodeling, Las Cruces NM | 0 comments

There’s been a lot of talk about the changing real estate market since COVID-19 hit. You’ve likely heard of these trends and, as a homeowner, have been paying close attention. People in the industry went from fearing a steep decline in home sales to being overwhelmed with demand and a shortage of inventory. Homebuilders saw increased interest in demand for new homes as interest rates dropped and things seemed quite uncertain. 

A year into the pandemic—although thankfully now at its tail end—the housing market continues to portray some very interesting behavior. Despite high costs of materials and suffered job losses, homes continue to fly off the lots and folks continue to search for the home that tugs at their heartstrings. This has led many homeowners to consider selling their home, while increased time spent indoors, has led homeowners to search for better ways to improve their home and increase its value. 

So What are the Popular Home Remodels in 2021?

As homeowners lingered at home, working from their kitchen tables, teaching their kids from the living room couch, having movie nights at home, they began to wonder about how to make the home more functional for a changed way of life. And while people’s lives will return to some semblance of normalcy, home designers have seen some changing trends reflect these realities. For example, according to Marketwatch, some of the changing trends include:

A shift away from solely open floor plans

Open floor plans are still popular and the desire for shared spaces continues to some degree, but there is a demand now for dedicated spaces, such as home offices, wall additions that add privacy to a room, etc. This is to accommodate the rising trend of working from home and distanced learning. 

A little more outdoor livin’

Being cooped up led homeowners to wonder how they could make better use of their outdoor space. Interest in home gardens, flower beds, landscaping, patios, fire pits, and other outside accommodations increased during the past year. Installing decks, patios, and outside spaces was a way for homeowners to open up their homes to the outdoors and improve comfort. 

Kitchen or bathroom upgrade

These are the renovations that never go out of style, as kitchens and bathrooms are always the most popular renovation projects for homeowners. Whether it is minor renovations or full-scale remodeling, adding cabinet space, kitchen islands, or reworking the kitchen layout is always a good way to invest back into your home. 

Southwestern-Style Remodels — Make the Most out of Your Living Space 

Here, at Villa Custom Home, we specialize in Southwestern-style homes, particularly rammed earth homes. We are accustomed to and specialize in using more earthy materials and energy-efficient designs that allow for maximizing the Southern New Mexico climate, using natural lighting, rammed earth building material, and drawing from traditional Pueblo-style architectural design to enhance the property. 

Building techniques in this part of the country are different and utilize different principles than many traditional home builders. A Southwestern-style home will often have asymmetrical floor plans, for example, as it accommodates and curves with the land. Many Pueblo-revival-style homes also have a slight preference for modular spaces and high ceilings. 

Popular remodels and home additions for Southwest design include:

  • Adding tile and brick floors
  • Covered and semi-covered outdoor spaces
  • Building outdoor living spaces including fire pits, porches, and more

Does Remodeling My Home Make Financial Sense?

This all depends on the purpose of the remodel and the kind of remodel. In most cases, a remodeling project always has some financial benefit (although a homeowner might not see it until a few years down the road when they sell the home.) According to a National Association of Realtors report from 2019, homeowners say the most important reason for remodeling is functionality and livability. 

So it very much depends on a few questions:

  • Are the remodels with the intent of selling the home?
  • Are the remodels aimed to better accommodate your lifestyle?
  • Does the remodel have the intention to beautify the house for a future sale?

As we’ve discussed, materials for home building such as lumber are rising. This makes people question whether it is time to remodel. Home renovations, however, can be an option to increase your resale value and prepare for getting the most bang for your buck. 

Considering the Return on Investment (ROI)

Return on Investment on home renovations can vary and will depend on various factors. With the active market and hot seller’s market that seems to be the case in a lot of parts of the country, it’s quite possible you’ll get more ROI than is usual.

As Realtor.com estimates, home prices will remain relatively high, at about 5.7% above 2020 levels, and accelerating at the end of the year. According to the U.S. census information, there were 863,000 new houses sold in April of 2021 with 316,000 new homes for sale. The demand for homes is there and homebuyers seem to be willing to go into bidding wars over some of the inventory. 

Thinking about Renovations or Remodeling? Make the Right Move with Villa Custom Homes

As a custom home builder, we know all about remodeling to people’s likes and tastes. Whether you are going for something uniquely Southwestern or a renovation that blends in perfectly with your home. Villa Custom Homes knows how to build it right. 

Interested in a home remodel or home renovation? Call Villa Custom Homes today and learn about the kind of work we can do for your home!

 

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Kitchen Remodeling: Welcome the New Year with a Brand New Kitchen!

Posted by on Dec 19, 2019 in Kitchen Remodeling, Las Cruces | 0 comments

kitchen remodelingThe holiday season tends to feel somewhat cramped. Perhaps you have family spending a few weeks in your home, or maybe you’re simply wearing more layers to keep warm. This is also the time of the year where you spend a bit more time in the kitchen. Whether you’re cooking a Christmas feast or simply making breakfast for your hungry family, your kitchen needs to be able to take whatever life throws at it. If it’s too cramped for your liking, or if it simply doesn’t appeal to your needs and wants, then it’s time to consider remodeling your kitchen! 

When it comes to choosing the right team for your remodeling project, it’s necessary to choose a name that’s reputable. Villa Custom Homes has been building beautiful rammed earth homes in Las Cruces, New Mexico for years. Inside every home we’ve built, there is a beautifully designed kitchen that entices the senses and inspires homeowners and guests alike. If you’d like to breathe some fresh air into your current home, then consider Villa Custom Homes for kitchen remodeling!

Upgrading Your Kitchen’s Layout

The first thing that you might want to change about your kitchen is the layout itself. Kitchen layouts can make or break the overall functionality of the space. Perhaps you purchased your home years ago when your family was comprised of only you and your spouse, but now you have three kids and another one on the way. Or maybe you simply want a larger kitchen for no other reason than it’s something you’ve wanted for a while. No matter the reasoning, we can help. 

So, when it comes to upgrading your kitchen’s layout, our team will be able to draft up a plan that will make for a more open space where you can work comfortably, without bumping into corners or running out of counter space. Maybe you’ve been planning on upgrading your kitchen appliances. You want to go all out but the space in your kitchen won’t allow for the particular fridge you want, or you want a larger microwave but there simply isn’t anywhere to put it. Instead of having to settle for appliances that don’t meet your standards, you can let Villa Custom Homes design and remodel your kitchen in such a way that these appliances will fit like a glove in their respective places. This is also your chance to upgrade to energy-saving appliances.

When it comes to kitchen remodeling, the sky is the limit. We can add kitchen islands or breakfast nooks, as well as beautiful backsplashes for the stove. If you’ve always wanted to have a larger sink with a commercial pull down sink faucet, then we can make that a reality. Your new kitchen should be as functional as it is beautiful. If it’s only one or the other (or neither!), then we need to get to work.

Adding More Storage Space

Be it countertop space or storage space within the cabinets, it seems as if there’s never enough of it in the kitchen. When you remodel your kitchen with Villa Custom Homes, you’ll never have to worry about cramming Tupperware in your cabinets. We can design cabinets for anything and everything. Want a cabinet for your trash can? We’re on it. What about one for a food processor? We can do that. This is your chance to brainstorm and come up with ideas for functionality in your kitchen. If you’re unsure about what you need in terms of storage space, you can get inspiration from interior design magazines, websites, or YouTube videos. There’s inspiration everywhere, all you need to do is look!

Add More Light to Your Kitchen

When it comes to kitchen remodeling, you need to think outside the box. We can add a skylight so you’ll be able to use natural light while you work in the kitchen during the day. This seemingly small change can both improve your kitchen’s functionality as well as its energy usage. If this is something you’d like more of an emphasis on, then we can go over all of our most energy-efficient options. 

Let Villa Custom Homes Remodel Your Kitchen

Let 2020 be the year you upgrade your kitchen. Contact Villa Custom Homes today to learn more about our kitchen remodeling services. Before long, you’ll have a more functional, more energy-efficient kitchen!

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The Secrets to Successfully Remodeling Your Kitchen

Posted by on Jun 30, 2019 in Kitchen Remodeling, Las Cruces NM | 0 comments

kitchen remodeling

As far as the rooms of the house go, the kitchen is by far the most important one. It’s where we cook dinner, where we store our food, and where we create lifelong memories. A kitchen is something to be proud of, it’s the heart of the home, after all! So if your kitchen doesn’t elicit any positive thoughts, then it may be time to consider remodeling it. Perhaps the terms “remodel” or “renovation” create a tinge of fear in the back of your mind. Maybe you’ve seen your fair share of kitchen remodeling disasters. 

Well, we’re here to let you know that there’s nothing to worry about. All you need to do is hire a reliable kitchen remodeling team that bring your dream kitchen to life. This is where Villa Custom Homes comes into play. In addition to designing and building rammed earth homes, we also specialize in kitchen remodeling services! Keep reading to learn more about what it takes to create pure kitchen perfection. 

Strive for a Functional Kitchen 

Remodeling any room of the home is incredibly fun, mostly because of the unbridled freedom such a task provides. But it’s necessary to not get carried away on flights of fancy. Your new kitchen should be as functional as possible. Let’s say, for example, that you want to expand your kitchen space. This may seem all well and good but imagine if you’re cooking something and the final ingredient is in the fridge, which is much further away than before. Sure, it may look more open being so spread out but you must remember to maintain a sense of functionality in your kitchen. We will draft an efficient layout for your new kitchen so you won’t have to waste time and energy whenever you use your kitchen.

Keep Storage, Cabinets, and Countertop Space in Mind 

It always seems as if there isn’t enough room or space in the kitchen, no matter how organized you are. Well, now’s your chance to add as many high-quality storage spaces and cabinets as you need. You can also choose to use the best hardware available so opening and closing cabinets will be a cinch. Similarly enough, when you prioritize countertop space, you won’t have to scavenge for the perfect place to slice the ingredients for tonight’s dinner. Now’s your chance to future-proof your kitchen.

Don’t Forget Lighting and Other Aesthetic Choices

Remember, this kitchen renovation is your chance to make your dream kitchen come to life. You can choose to have a beautiful backdrop installed behind your stove, for example. Or perhaps you’d like to have ample lighting so you’ll never have to work in darkness again. Take a look at interior design magazines, start a Pinterest board, or simply watch HGTV to gather inspiration for this project. The sky’s the limit when it comes to remodeling!

Villa Custom Homes is Ready to Bring Your Dream Kitchen to Life

If you’re ready to get started on your kitchen remodel, then give Villa Custom Homes a call. We strive to offer remodeling services of the highest quality to homeowners across the Southwest region.

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