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Need some home remodeling ideas? Get more life out of your home and increase its value with these five trending home improvement projects.

Home Remodeling Idea #1: Curb Appeal Improvements

Everything you’ve heard about curb appeal is true; the exterior of your house makes a first impression. The majority of today’s residential renovation projects include basic to elaborate curb appeal improvements. Because they have such a commanding presence, upgrading a garage door with a vibrant color, engaging design or unexpected material such as glass, can dramatically improve the way your home looks. New outdoor architecture design, porches and decks, sunroom additions, porte-cochères and entryway construction, can turn a tired home into a neighborhood masterpiece.

Home Remodeling Idea: New Glass Garage Door and Natural Wood RailingsNew Glass Garage Door and Natural Wood Railings

Home Remodeling Idea #2: Baby-Boomer Suites

Middle-aged couples used to build new or purchase homes with in-law suites to care for parents in their elderly years. Today’s trend is somewhat reversed. Aging baby boomers, with newer and nicer houses than previous generations, are creating smaller attached or detached living spaces for themselves and turning over the rest of the home to their children. Today, on-site cottages, renovated garages and basements, and third-story additions are becoming living spaces for aging parents wanting to downsize, yet keep their family home.

Home Remodeling Idea #3: Nature-rich Living Spaces

As demand for land increases and availability decreases, homeowners are seeking creative ways to be one-step closer to the great outdoors. Sunrooms, screen porch additions and walls of windows present expansive blue skies, lavish green foliage, and blooming florals, bringing the feeling of being outdoors, inside.

Home Remodeling Idea: Fireplace built within wall of windows to give outdoor viewFireplace Built within Wall of Windows

Home Remodeling Idea #4: Upscale Garages

In recent years, the demand for bigger garages has intensified with the increasing size of cars and SUVs, as well as the need for more storage space. The garage has turned into the oversized master bedroom closet—once you have it, you’re continually reorganizing and filling it. Many homeowners, however, are moving cars out altogether and turning them into attractive, functional spaces. Garages are being converted into recreation rooms, party areas, stylized storage spaces, family rooms, computer rooms and additional bedrooms. Nowadays, garages are serving well beyond a resting place for your car and becoming the focal point of a home’s exterior.

Home Remodeling Idea #5: Entertainment Spaces

State-of-the-art home theaters, game rooms, custom bars, and sitting rooms are must-have spaces in today’s modern home. The experience of a well-designed home entertainment space is an improvement in lifestyle the whole family can enjoy. Homeowners are extending great rooms, renovating basements, and converting attics into valuable bonus rooms.