Northern California Remodeling on the Rise

Posted 02/08/2014 by sitecore\Anonymous

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The biggest trend for 2014 isn't subway tile or glass mosaics, it’s remodeling! Perhaps this increase in remodeling is because home values have dropped, so more homeowners are staying put and want to make their homes more comfortable. Maybe some homeowners want to invest in their current real estate to increase the value of their home. Or maybe shows like “Love It or List It” are inspiring people to create the home that they really want. Whatever the reason, remodeling is the trend for 2014.

According to the National Association of Home Builders the Remodeling Market Index is currently at an all time high[1]. In other words, more people are remodeling their current homes rather than selling. It seems that Post-recession homeowners are finally loosening the grip on their wallets.

Northern California is no different from the rest of the nation. A study done in the Fall of 2013 [2]says that 39% of Northern California residents are excited to start remodel projects which is up from 28% in 2010. Interestingly enough, the same study said that 46% were planning to DIY some of that same remodel.

The San Joaquin Valley economy, which has improved over the past year to the point where it has nearly reached pre-recession levels, will continue to improve in 2014 and 2015, according to a report from Gökçe Soydemir, the Foster Farms endowed professor of business economics at California State University, Stanislaus.”[3]

What about you? Are you planning to do some remodeling in 2014? Whether you are hiring a contractor or planning to do it yourself, our showrooms are filled with great ideas for the many rooms of your home. The experts at our Central Valley Area Arizona Tile showrooms, Livermore CA, Roseville CA and Rancho Cordova CA, are ready to give you the advice you need to choose the best tile or natural stone slab for your space so you will be happy with the final product for years to come. Grab those magazine clippings that you have been saving for inspiration and head to your nearest Arizona Tile store. We will help you put together the room of your dreams… with the tile anyway.

Check it out virtually before you decide.  Upload a picture of your kitchen or bath to the Just Imagine™ Visualizer Tool!  It’s Free and it’s fun to see what your kitchen or bath could look like with something as simple as a backsplash makeover.

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[1] http://www.nahb.org/news_details.aspx?sectionID=136&newsID=16615
[2] http://planese.com/planese-releases-remodeling-sentiment-report-for-northern-california-2/
[3] http://cvbj.biz/central-valley-economy-projected-continue-improvement/

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