There is a growing number of Southwest Florida residents who have decided to use the summer months to remodel their home.
KTS Homes has experienced the increase first hand. That’s because, not only does the company construct luxury homes in both Lee and Collier counties, but it also works with those people looking to remodel their homes, offering services from the design stage to the completion of the project.
“Real estate is one of the single largest investments that we make. And, due to the rising costs of purchasing a new home, many homeowners are deciding to stay put and to customize their current home to better reflect their lifestyle,” stated Scott Kish II, founder of KTS Homes. “In most cases, per square foot, it’s much more inexpensive to remodel than it is to purchase new.”
The three areas of a home that are most frequently remodeled are kitchens, bathrooms and the outdoor living area.
“It’s no surprise that kitchens, the busiest room in a home, are among one of the top rooms to be remodeled,” said Kish. “Homeowners are looking for a more functional space, and a larger space if possible. But, it’s more than just installing new cabinetry. They want island counters with sinks. More countertop space. And especially, a kitchen that accommodates today’s appliance and home technology, something that didn’t exist 20 to 30 years ago when many of these homes were first built.”
Bathrooms are also high on the remodeling priority list, especially master baths. Upgrading cabinetry, countertops, vanities, shower and tubs are often priorities, as well as expanding the space, if possible.
Another popular space to remodel is outdoor living areas.
“Living in Southwest Florida means spending time outdoors. Creating or enhancing outdoor living spaces is often the top thing homeowners do to improve their home, enhance their lifestyle, and add value,” said Kish.
Adding an elaborate pool with spa, wet shelf and several fire features is a common remodeling project for KTS Homes. The same goes for adding a high-end outdoor kitchen with grills, refrigerators, full-service bars and wine chillers.