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Home remodels are booming in Santa Fe | Local News

The perfect storm of home renovations is upon us.

So many people are spending so much time at home these days that a dwelling’s imperfections become that much more apparent.

Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and a home sales boom in which buyers are willing to invest in long-term changes once they get the keys, Santa Fe remodeling companies are booked solid with orders.

“It’s in hyperdrive right now,” said Steve Pompei, owner of Pompei’s Home Remodeling in Santa Fe. “I am stacking jobs into next summer. My lead time is usually two to three months.”

Remodeling in Santa Fe boomed during the last recession a dozen years ago, an outgrowth of what then was a home-sales bust. Many of those builders-turned-remodelers remain in the game and say they find themselves with plenty of work in the COVID age.

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Homeowners In Washington: Green Eco-Friendly Kitchen Remodels

Remodeling your Washington state home is a good way to increase the value of your home whether you want to sell in the future or just want a new look. Many homeowners are making environmentally conscious decisions when planning their home renos.

If you want to “green” up your home, a kitchen renovation is a great place to start. With just a bit of planning, you can remodel and make updates that turn your kitchen into an environmentally friendly space that’s both green and stylish.

Value of a Green Kitchen

Even if you have a limited budget to work with, here’s why you should consider greening up your kitchen:

  • Cost-effective: Green remodeling is affordable. Many eco-friendly building materials are cost-effective.
  • Low-maintenance: Green kitchens focus on low maintenance and high quality, so over time you’ll spend less on repairs.
  • Energy-savings: Lower energy costs in your kitchen give you the benefit of
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5 Affordable Kitchen Remodels To Improve Your Home In California

This post is sponsored and contributed by a Patch Brand Partner. The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.

These simple fixes can improve your daily routine and boost the value of your home.
These simple fixes can improve your daily routine and boost the value of your home. (Shutterstock)

Here in California, the kitchen is the hub of activity at home. From plating food for outdoor gatherings to entertaining and daily lunch prep, the kitchen is command central.

Kitchen improvements also yield a great return on your home’s value in our state. That said, you don’t need to invest in an expensive kitchen renovation to reap the benefits. These small upgrades offer a big boost on a budget.

Appliances

New appliances can instantly update and tie together a room. Stainless steel appliances are popular for their durable, smudge-resistant characteristics, and things like built-in ovens and microwaves reduce clutter. Plus, energy-efficient appliances can help reduce your monthly utility bills.

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