Replacing the sliding doors in backyards, installing glass panels, and remodeling the kitchen are just some of the many ways to bring in the element of comfort to a residential dwelling.
In the long-run, such structural improvements also increase the market value of the house - which is useful for home owners when they opt to resell it.
However, for those who are still clueless on how to improve their house designs, the NW Natural Street of Dreams 2015 offers a range of innovative ideas that add aesthetic appeal to one’s personalized space of comfort.
Lasting till August 30, this year’s event showcases nine custom houses that offer a wide array of customized designs. For remodeling enthusiasts, the NW Natural Street of Dreams offers a feast for the eyes.
The houses are large and cover approximately 5736 square feet. Their bidding prices range from $1.8 million to $3 million (though some houses can value up to $5 million). This year’s main events include the subterranean Dolby Atmos Home Theater, which features a catwalk dividing the double-height great room with the foyer. It also offers wet bars and climate-controlled wine cellars - a feature that continues to attract visitors in thousands.
From backsplash tiles for the kitchen and master suites with separate patios and entrances, to spa-like master bedrooms, the Natural Street of Dreams offers limitless redesigning and redecoration ideas to turn a simple residential dwelling into an icon of style and luxury.
Even when it comes to staircases, this home design event redefines tradition. It offers an array of unique trends that include traditional wood and modern floating designs. In addition, the heat and ventilation system has been restructured to incorporate a radiant floor warming system.
The use of simple day-to-day solutions, such as aluminum-clad wooden windows and basalt and cedar designs for the exterior, offers plenty of budget-friendly remodeling ideas to home owners with money constraints too.
Another important factor all visitors need to take a note of is the extensive use of low-voltage LED systems that provide sufficient lighting, without adding to the power bill. Be it a Victorian-era mansion or a modern multifamily home, interior and exterior lightings are crucial to home design and play an important role in determining the net market value of the house accordingly.
Held in Oregon, the homes are open for display every day between 10am and 9pm. With a reasonable entry fee of only $17, this event is a must-attend for all those considering capital improvements in their house, either to improve the level of comfort or to raise its worth before a sale.
Paul Cook is a Realty Biz News Contributor.