Thinking of Remodeling? 3 Reasons Why Now is the Best Time

Virginia Contractor Notice More Home Owners Turning to Remodeling Rather Than Buying New Homes and Identifies the Benefits They Gain

Bealeton, VA, December 23, 2007 --( Tom Wotton of Home Sweet Home Improvements, LLC, based in Fauquier County, Virginia takes an in-depth look at the housing market and the construction and remodeling industry and identifies the hidden benefits of remodeling while the market is troubled. Home Sweet Home Improvements is a residential only contractor that specializes in custom remodeling solutions and creating new living spaces.

Even though most of America is experiencing the country’s economic downturn and we are coming out of the new housing surge, Tom Wotton identifies 3 major reasons why it is a good time to remodel your home. In an effort to inform and educate consumers, Wotton says “Generally home owners feel that because the housing market is down that it’s not a good time to invest in their home when in fact, the opposite is true. Despite the market, remodeling retains and increases the value of the home and puts the home owner in a much better position for when the market does begin to be favorable again. Meanwhile, the homeowner gets to enjoy the freshly updated living space.”

“Now is a good time to be maintaining, renovating or remodeling your home for 3 important reasons…
• Products & commodities are not escalating in price as much and they are more available
• Services and vendors are more available and are able to focus more attention on the individual consumer
• When the housing market is up again, availability of contractors and quality services are compromised and over extended so now is always the best time to invest in your home”

According to Improving America’s Housing 2007, released biennially by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, the recent slowdown in home sales means owners are staying in their homes longer. This will change the composition of home improvements spending. Research Analyst Amal Bendimerad at the Joint Center remarks “Recent buyers often focus on updating their kitchens and baths as well as adding rooms or making structural changes.” “Given that their use of space is already well established, longer-term owners make different spending options, choosing to maintain the condition of their homes.” The Joint Center also predicts that homeowner spending on remodeling projects is projected to increase 44 percent between 2005 and 2015.

Wotton cautions consumers that while the market is distressed that they must beware of desperate workers that have been laid off from new construction and create startups but may not have the experience and qualifications to work for the homeowner. As Wotton closely watches the home improvement market and the trends, his intentions are to develop mechanisms that will increase homeowner awareness across the nation. Home Sweet Home Improvements pride themselves on consumer education and good communication with each client which they say is the key to their customer satisfaction.

Established in 1990 and based in Fauquier County, VA, Home Sweet Home Improvements, LLC serves the Northern Piedmont region of Virginia with the highest quality home remodeling and building services. From finishing basements to remodeling kitchens to design/build services, HSH has earned a reputation for full customer satisfaction and artisan-level quality. They are Class A Contractors licensed in Build, Electrical and Plumbing. HSH has acquired several designations including Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) and Certified Graduate Remodelor (CGR). Tools and valuable resources can be found on their website at

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