Community Impact Newspaper talked to locally owned business Home Evolution about four home renovation trends. (Courtesy Adobe Stock; Designed by Elyssa Turner/Community Impact Newspaper)
The summer is a popular time to renovate a backyard, Cortez said. The most common outdoor renovation Home Evolution sees is customers wanting a deck. Many customers also want a deck to have a roof or pergola, Cortez said. A pergola is a structure of four posts that hold up a structure typically made of open latticework.
Remodeling the kitchen
Cortez said full remodels of kitchens are one of the most common things he sees. Typically, a full remodel includes new cabinets and countertops. While tastes vary between customers, most customers choose white wood for their cabinets, Cortez said.
Kitchen and bathroom remodels are two of the most frequent, as well as the most expensive, jobs Home Evolution does, Cortez said. The most common project he sees in bathrooms is ripping out a bathtub to replace it with a larger shower, he said. Even if customers keep the bathtub, many still call to get the shower updated to a frameless glass shower.
One of the few projects Cortez sees customers do on their own is put in laminate floors; otherwise, they come to a professional. Some flooring projects, such as laying carpet in the living room, are not as expensive as a full renovation. The biggest trend in flooring Cortez sees, he said, is homeowners opting for tile that looks like wood throughout the house.