Month: January 2020

Our Five Predicted Remodeling Trends for 2020

Remodeling Trends for 2020

Remodeling your home gives you the opportunity to bring your space up to date without having to purchase an entirely new home. While being able to update your space is very exciting, it doesn’t hurt to take a look at what’s popular and on the rise in today’s remodeling market to get a better idea of what you might want to add to your home during its remodel. Here are our top five predicted remodeling trends for 2020:

1) Smart home features

Smart home features are extremely popular with today’s home remodels. In a world where almost everything in our lives is activated by touch or voice, why should our homes be any different? In many kitchen remodels, homeowners are opting for features like smart sinks. With the touch of your hand, the water will turn on and off or adjust to hot or cold. Today’s homeowners want their homes to be as accessible and user friendly as possible. It’s no wonder so many are adding smart home features during their remodels such as smart lighting, robotic devices that make cleaning easier and unmonitored security systems.

2) The destination tub

With bathroom remodels, many people are opting for the destination tub. Typically, it’s a free-standing tub in the middle or off to the side of the bathroom to make it seem like an exclusive and private retreat. Many homeowners are opting to remove their tubs entirely! Contemporary design popularity is also on the rise for bathroom remodels, as is increasing your bathroom’s size if possible.

Remodeling Trends for 2020

3) Home wellness

In 2020, you can expect to see a rise in home wellness improvements during renovations. These include but are not limited to non-toxic materials being used during the remodeling process, water and air purification systems and circadian lighting to improve sleep.

4) Climate proofing

Many millennial homeowners have turned their remodeling efforts toward “climate proofing”. With a concerned eye on climate change and the effects extreme weather patterns have had on their homes, many are investing in home improvements that will help make their homes “disaster resistant”.

5) Saving money is the focus

For a lot of millennial homeowners, saving money is a focus during their remodel. They have a budget and they plan to stick to it – and for good reason! While remodeling projects won’t cease entirely, contractors can expect homeowners to be more cognizant of their spending and opt for features that will save them money down the road such as energy-efficient lighting, home insulation and improved roofing.

If you’re in the Southwest Florida area and are looking for a contractor that’s going to go above and beyond the call of duty for your remodeling project, contact Varian Construction at (239) 514-0103. Varian Construction is a 30-year-old, owner-operated company that takes pride in their projects all while alleviating the stress on the homeowner.

Benefits of Commercial Remodeling for Business Owners

Benefits of Commercial Remodeling for Business Owners

Just what exactly is commercial remodeling? Commercial remodeling is a process that businesses undergo to remodel their space as opposed to a more costly move into a new facility. Oftentimes, business owners choose to remodel when they do not have the room for a major expansion, want to maximize the efficiency of their space and/or the business has a need for growth but not the financial means to invest in a new location. Here are five key benefits to commercial remodeling for business owners:

1) It maximizes the efficiency of your space

Remodeling can help maximize the efficiency of your space. If your building is outdated, it may be cluttered with cubicles and unused space. In a remodel, the business owner can plan along with the contractor to create a space that opens up the existing location and makes use of unused areas of the building. Additionally, not only will a remodel improve the look of a property, but it will also allow the business owner to express themselves architecturally and create a space that best represents their company and its values.

2) Remodeling is less expensive than investing in a new location

A commercial remodel means the business will stay put while renovations are competed. While employees may be displaced for a period of time, remodeling an existing structure takes much less time than building a new one. Not to mention, it’s less expensive than purchasing an additional location on top of the existing one.

3) It can help with a rebranding of your company

Similar to how a commercial remodel can help maximize the efficiency of your business’ space, it can also help with the rebranding of a company. An outdated office typically doesn’t reflect the energy and values of a vibrant 2020 firm. A remodeling project for your business can help you redesign the space into the office of your dreams while reinforcing your brand.

4) It can maximize employee productivity

If your business is located in an older building, the office may begin to feel outdated, especially to your younger, millennial-aged employees. By remodeling your space and giving it a new look, your employees may feel more eager and excited to work in an environment that better represents and relates to them as individuals. Additionally, if your remodel opens up your space by removing outdated cubicles, your employees may feel literally less trapped and encouraged to work more freely or in ways that make them their most productive.

5) It can help you expand your business financially

A remodel can also help your business grow financially. If you’re in a place where you need more room but do not have the means to invest in an entirely new property, a remodel is the way to go. With more room for more employees, more work can be accomplished and you can maximize the productivity of your business. Additionally, remodeling will also increase the value of your commercial property, should you do plan to move locations in the future.

Commercial construction is all around us, especially in rapidly growing areas like Southwest Florida. If you’re in the Southwest Florida area and are looking for a contractor that’s going to go above and beyond the call of duty for your commercial remodeling project, contact Varian Construction at (239) 514-0103. As a full-service general contractor, they are able to complete a variety of commercial buildings, tenant buildouts and interior office renovations, and can assist in the design and completion of all project types.