We should think about space and our use of it as a precious resource that is not to be wasted or taken for granted
Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2011
East Bay HDR Remodeling, a home remodeling company announces in the last year, there was a noticeable increase in the number of people choosing to improve their current homes, rather than take on the mortgage risk of purchasing a new home. This seems to be especially true of the more established neighborhoods with older homes that were designed for a different lifestyle than what is common today.
Smart design is a trend that uses and adapts existing space to meet the needs of the homeowner instead of adding more square footage to the house. This trend is the result of three converging trends that have reached the forefront.
Firstly, people are choosing to invest wisely in their homes and don’t want to accept unnecessary mortgage risk. Another is the growing commitment to re-purposing the things that we have as a means of reducing our impact on the environment and our natural surroundings. Lastly, a general lifestyle shift that downplays the need for rooms for entertaining, such as formal living and dining rooms, and promotes the use of more casual, multi-functional spaces.
By not investing heavily in more square footage, homeowners are able to invest in better quality materials and unique design details that make their homes special. This results in remodeled spaces that hold up well over time and look better longer.
“We should think about space and our use of it as a precious resource that is not to be wasted or taken for granted. This is a new way of thinking for a lot of us who grew up with the mantra that more is more. Doing more with less makes a lot of sense from a financial, environmental, aesthetic and practical standpoint. It is and has always been the basis of our design and construction philosophy,” comments Jim Tibbs, SVP and Creative Director of HDR Remodeling.
For more information about HDR Remodeling, call 510-984-3755 or visit http://www.hdrremodeling-eastbay.com. You may also drop by their office at 2952 Sacramento St. Berkeley, CA 94702.
About HDR Remodeling
East Bay remodeling services, HDR Remodeling is a licensed, “Build It Green” certified design and build residential remodeling contractor. They offer many remodeling services, including kitchen and bathroom remodeling, garage and basement conversions and creating beautiful decks and outdoor living spaces. They offer a complete “no worries” remodeling package – from design concept to permit ready plans through production. Their proven HDR Start-to-Finish process guides clients along the way to make sure their project is completed on time and on budget. They take the uncertainty and stress out of home remodeling.